Developmental editing is about helping your novel grow to its full potential. Also known as ‘Structural’ or ‘Substantive’ editing, it is a service suitable for any writer, from debuts with a first draft they don’t know how to edit, to ‘old hats’ who have rewritten their manuscript seventeen times and want to stop pulling their hair out.
Urban Fantasy, High Fantasy, Historical Fantasy, Myths & Legends
Middle Grade and YA: Fantasy, Sci-Fi,
Coming-of-Age and LGBTQ+
Heist / Caper, Adventure, Mystery, Thrillers and Supernatural
Historical Fantasy, Period Romance, Alternate Histories, Retellings
What’s included with a developmental edit?
A close, honest read of your manuscript
Constructive comments on characterisation and consistency, including character arcs
Feedback on theme effectiveness and narrative choices (including POVs)
Suggestions for world-building opportunities
Detailed feedback on novel pace and structure
Friendly critique of plot arcs and opportunities for development, including any potential plot holes
Basic proofreading, including typos, grammatical errors and clarity of prose
A revised copy of your novel with changes made via MS Word Track Changes
How much does it cost?
My standard rate for a developmental edit is £0.0040 per word. To make it easier, I’ve put typical breakdowns in the table below.
Please note: Projects over 20,000 words are eligible for a 3,000 word discount. Additionally, staggered payment plans are available for repeat clients.
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Not sure Developmental Editing is for you?
I offer a sample edit of up to 5,000 words. It’s a great opportunity to see how we might work together and there is no obligation to purchase full services. Why not give it a try?