Developmental editing is all about sculpting your story and ideas. More details below!

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

Fiction manuscript evaluation

This is a report on big-picture issues across the manuscript. It will cover:

  • Problems with your manuscript
  • Things you do well
  • Audience
  • Point of view
  • Plot
  • Pacing
  • Characters
  • Character arcs
  • Setting/worldbuilding
  • Culture and representation
  • Messaging/subtexts
  • Sentence-level issues

The report will also include a possible revision plan, links to relevant resources, and next steps

For novels and short stories, I offer two services: a basic evaluation, and a detailed evaluation.

The basic evaluation includes one read through of your manuscript, a report (editorial letter) of eight to ten pages on the issues listed above, and an hour of online coaching or support via Zoom.

The detailed evaluation includes two read throughs, a more detailed report of twelve to fifteen pages on the issues listed above, comments on your manuscript, a content summary, and an hour of online coaching or support via Zoom.

Ethnography manuscript evaluation

For ethnography manuscripts, the report will cover:

  • Problems with your manuscript
  • Things you do well
  • Audience
  • Ideas and content
  • Structure, cohesion, and organisation
  • Arguments
  • Theoretical frameworks
  • Mid-level concepts
  • Timeline and pacing
  • Culture and representation
  • Storytelling
  • Messaging
  • Sentence-level issues

For ethnography, I offer detailed manuscript evaluations. These include two read throughs of the entire manuscript, a detailed report of twelve to fifteen pages on the issues described above, comments on your manuscript, a content summary, and an hour of online coaching or support via Zoom.