What to expect2018-08-24T11:08:39+00:00

What to expect

  • Developmental edits involve multiple rounds of editing. In addition to marking up the actual manuscript (Microsoft Word track changes feature), I create an editorial letter that addresses each aspect of your writing/story:  plot, character development, pacing, world building, elements of writing, point(s) of view, dialogue, simple fact checking, and any miscellaneous issues.  Then, you would make the necessary revisions and send it all back to me for another round. Rinse and repeat until mutual satisfaction! This typically involves 2-3 rounds of edits.
  • Subsequent rounds of developmental edits are included in the quoted price (for an accurate estimate, I would need to see at least a few chapters of your manuscript, if not all of it).
  • For multiple or package services, a 15% discount is applied to the lesser of the service.
  • A 10% discount is extended to returning clients for serial novels. I understand that for most self-publishing writers, this is not their day job.
  • I offer free sample edits, limit of 1000 words on a section in the middle of the manuscript. Keep in mind, though, that the edit would lean more toward a copy edit, not developmental. It is impossible to accurately developmental edit 1000 words.
  • The copy edit (should you choose in addition to a developmental edit) would begin after a 3-week rest period so that my eyes can “refresh” themselves.