Nonfiction Developmental Editing


3-5 cents per word based on individual project requirements.


Two intensive rounds of editing. The first looks at the big picture through 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 two hours of 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 it, including the organization, flow, writing style, clarity of arguments, and supplementary content like notes and images. 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.

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