DEVELOPMENTAL EDITING

$0.07 per Word

An extensive editing that combines the three editorial services into one process.

An extensive editing that combines the three editorial services into one process. First, a developmental
editor evaluates the manuscript at the paragraph, chapter, and book levels and identifies big-picture
areas that need work.
 For fiction works, the editor will analyze the readership and genre to determine whether the
content is appropriate. Then, things such as plot, pace, characterization, and dialogue will
closely examined.
 For nonfiction titles, the editor will analyze the possible uses of the work to determine that the
content is complete and appropriate, concepts are developed adequately, and the materials is
well-organized. The editor will make sure that all lists, graphs, and illustrations are used
effectively throughout.
Once big-picture changes have been made, the second step, a free Content Edit, begins. The content
editor will check the manuscript for errors in grammar, spelling, and punctuations.
Finally, the manuscript will receive a Quality Review to ensure the manuscript is editorially sound before
it goes into production.
‘There is a 5,000-word minimum charge for all editing services.’

What You Need to Learn
Timeline: 3-4 months (not including the time need for Author revision)
This service can be generally completed with the given timeline, depending on our work queue
and the complexity of your work. Call 1-925-471-5013 for more information or to sign up and we’ll
guide you through the process.