Developmental Editing

Any writer who needs guidance on content, structure, voice, and readability should consider working with a developmental editor. The right editor understands the anatomy of a book: its bone structure, how all the parts work together, and how a book differs from other written media. She also knows how to help each author capitalize on personal strengths and neutralize limitations. It’s a straightforward process that can be tailored to your individual needs:

  • Develop a writing calendar that fits your life
  • Identify the target readership
  • Create a logical, fluid outline
  • Generate a first draft
  • Revise your work to create a full, polished draft
  • Optimize reader experience

Developmental editing relationships typically last from 2-6 months. Packages can be customized to include line editing, publication consultation, and marketing/platform consultation.


20 hour package:
40 hour package:
60 hour package:

Manuscript Critique

Have an existing manuscript that needs an outside perspective? My critique service includes a thorough read-through and two-page written evaluation with recommendations for revision. If you feel stuck, or want an expert opinion before you take the leap into publication, a manuscript critique will examine:
  • Message
  • Clarity
  • Flow
  • Pacing
  • Readability


up to 50,000 words

60,000+ words

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