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Developmental Editing

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Developmental Editing

PART BY PART, I help you break down your project to analyze, evaluate, and determine which structures and features best make your work shine.

From CONCEPT TO CONSTRUCTION, I help you synthesize and target your colorful ideas into a few structures for experimentation and exploration.


General Information

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FREE CONSULTATIONS: After your first one-hour paid in-depth consultation, every consultation that follows is FREE for the job contracted.

ONGOING DISCOUNTS: 10% for military (active/retired) and senior citizens (55+)

ONE-TIME DISCOUNT: 10% to clients for customer referrals that result in a paid jobs.

PAYMENTS: PayPal Invoicing

MINIMUM PROJECT SIZE: 2,000 words

DEVELOPMENTAL EDITING SERVICES:

  • happen before, are separate from, but include some basic proofreading or general copyediting
  • often include a detailed structural analysis of all working parts of the story
  • apply content edits that break down parts, chapters, headings, etc.
  • eliminate and help writers avoid repetition chapter to chapter
  • spot related concepts and help writers devise a logical narrative flow
  • monitor consistency in the thematic development of ideas and elements throughout the work
  • examine and develop coherent content in the story structure and organization of topics
  • focus on the writer’s craft blocking the storyline, interrupting the pacing, and slowing or stopping the development of ideas
  • analyze character/characterization, plot, conflict, climax, resolution, backstory, theme development
  • synthesize a mix of ideas and media, and arrange them into a work that fits the author’s purpose
  • include comments on overall impressions in each section for what is working and what needs clarification
  • suggest additions to content and provide detailed revision suggestions
  • can include placement and rearranging of parts, and deletions and revisions of sections
  • sometimes cross over into Ghostwriting