Developmental editing is all about sculpting your story and ideas. It comes after you have completed your first draft, and it always starts with a manuscript evaluation. More details below!

If you are interested in this service, please contact me to arrange a free consultation.

Manuscript evaluation

This is a report on big-picture issues across the manuscript.

For fiction manuscripts, it includes feedback on:

  • plot/story
  • audience
  • pacing
  • narrative viewpoint (POV)
  • character arcs
  • audience
  • setting and worldbuilding

For ethnography and other non-fiction texts, it deals with:

  • content
  • problems
  • structure, cohesion, and organisation
  • arguments, premises, and theoretical frameworks
  • mid-level concepts
  • audiences and readership
  • timeline and pacing