The Developmental Editing service combines three editing services into one package; Content Editing and Content Editing Plus.
Our professional editors will review, analyze and edit your manuscript by paragraph and chapter. Upon completion in addition to our edits, our report provides suggestions regarding the entire format, structure and flow of the manuscript to enhance it's marketability. This is the same comprehensive editing service that is provided to our celebrity and published authors.
For works of fiction, our editor will analyze the readership and genre to determine whether the content is appropriate. He will then examine essential considerations such as plot, pace, characterization and dialog. For nonfiction titles, the editor will analyze the readership, purpose, and possible uses of the work to determine whether the content is complete and appropriate; that concepts are developed adequately; that material is well organized; and that illustrations, tables, and lists are used effectively throughout.
After we've made changes you've agreed to, the second step, a Content Edit, begins; the content editor will check the manuscript for errors in grammar, spelling, and punctuation. And third, the manuscript will receive a quality review to ensure the manuscript is editorially sound before it goes into production.
What You Need to Know:
For this service we provide a consultation with our editor prior to work beginning on your manuscript and at intervals throughout the process. Our discussion will focus on your vision and how we will proceed to capitalize on the strenghts of your book.
- There is a 5,000-word minimum charge for all editing services.
- Timing: 8-10 weeks (does not include time manuscript is with author for review and revision.)