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Manuscript Evaluation

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About

Developmental Editing means taking a macro view of your work. Also called "content editing" or "substantive editing", this type of editing is at the "big picture level." I'll check the work to make sure the piece meets its goals, for the audience, for the publisher, and for you. 


In a dev edit, I do a first complete read of your manuscript, without making any corrections on the manuscript, and prepare editorial notes that will include:

  1. Review of genre, voice, style, and tone to match the target audience

  2. Review of the chapter’s strengths, weaknesses, and areas where they may be improved

  3. Noting questions that need answers, or incomplete thoughts

  4. Noting inconsistencies, and missing or excessive elements.

  5. Review of titles, headings, sequence and TOC

  6. Overall feedback


During a developmental edit I'm not looking at grammar or punctuation, but instead I want to make sure your story works.

To get an idea of what it is like to hire me for this type of work, visit my testimonials page.


* Empathetic Editor Note: if you'd really like to work with me but don't have a budget yet, reach out to me for a courtesy call where we can arrange for a payment plan that works for both of us.

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