Developmental Editing focuses on big-picture issues like structure, pacing, tone, and characterization. The editor will also do a copyedit as described above. Along with the marked-up manuscript, you’ll receive a memo outlining the manuscript’s strengths and weaknesses, with suggestions on how to approach revisions.
Once you review the editor’s comments, you’ll have a one-hour follow-up phone call during which you can ask for clarification or further advice on next steps. The standard turnaround is 30 business days from the day you place the order. The price is 5 cents per word plus $55 for the phone call, with a minimum charge for books that are less than 13K words.
Price: $0.05/per word
The Developmental Editing provides two rounds of editing targeting both the content and technical elements of your manuscript.
The first round of editing will focus on the holistic elements of your manuscript such as:
- Plot flow
For the second round of editing, our editors will provide a line edit that corrects typos and ensures consistency in:
How to Send Your Files to be Edited:
- Send your manuscript in Microsoft Word or Rich Text Format (RTF) to firstname.lastname@example.org. A questionnaire will be sent to you to be completed.
- Complete the questionnaire noting any stylistic preferences and/or areas of focus within your manuscript.
- After receiving your edited manuscript, use Microsoft Word to accept or reject individual track changes and choose whether to incorporate the editor’s suggestions into your final manuscript.
The information below shows the turnaround time for each round of editing.
|Manuscript Length||Turnaround Time*|
|Fewer than 10,000 words||2 weeks|
|10,000-75,000 words||4 weeks|
|75,001-115,000 words||5 weeks|
|More than 115,000 words||Custom|
For more info, contact us at 954.314.7171 or complete the following form: