Your editor will read your entire manuscript and provide a written report of at least 3,500 words, addressing various aspects of your novel, including plot, placing, characterisation, structure, style, pace, voice, presentation, and marketability. The editor will also point out any major problems with spelling, syntax, and flow. This report will offer you clear advice on how to improve your work-in-progress.
The great thing about a Developmental Edit, is that you also get these comments within the manuscript itself through tracked changes, offering feedback, changes, and questions, and expanding on the suggestions made in the editorial report. The editor will leave detailed feedback on nearly every page of your manuscript, providing specific examples of points made in the editorial letter.
After receiving your edit, you will also have the chance to chat with your editor in a one-time call lasting up to sixty minutes. Perfect for going over any questions you may have, as well as discussing your next steps.
Developmental Editing isn’t a copy-editing or proofreading service. If you need a copy-edit or proofread, this is something we can help you with, but only after your structural reworking is done.