Developmental Editing


From 3 cents per word based on individual project requirements.


This includes two intensive rounds of editing. The first looks at the big picture and adds extensive notes throughout the text. After you make revisions, a second round of editing cleans up the writing. This includes a one-hour phone consultation with your editor and follow-up email support.


This in-depth level of editing is not for the faint of heart. We'll rip up your text with comments and suggestions on every aspect of the project. This may include the organization, flow, writing style, clarity of arguments, and supplementary content like notes and images. Characters will be interrogated, plot lines revised, and the pace revamped. Expect a lot of red ink in both rounds of editing, and leave a lot of time to go over the feedback to make revisions. This is your chance to kill your darlings, as Faulkner said, and breathe new life into your project.

You can schedule your phone or video chat call with your editor at any time, either before the editing begins, after the first round, or when everything is complete. This helps to make sure you're both on the same page and that you get the most out of the editing process.

Get in touch for more information, for a free quote on your project, or to schedule your developmental edit.