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Developmental Editing

Following a thorough read through of your manuscript, I’ll provide you with detailed marginal notes, light in-line edits, and a letter summarizing my feedback. Think of me as a creative problem solver: I’ll ask questions, offer suggestions, and provide you with guidance as you revise.

What's Included

Ready to make some changes? Here's how I'll help you make your story shine:

  • I'll do a deep-dive of your short story or manuscript, reading through at least twice and taking comprehensive notes on timing, characters, plot lines, etc.

  • I'll provide light track changes markup containing minimal editing suggestions and detailed marginal comments with thoughts, perceptions, questions, etc.

  • When I'm done reading your work, I'll write you an approximately 10-20 page letter summarizing the feedback with my suggestions on how to approach revision for your next draft.

Developmental editing is a big picture review of your book; I do not provide fact checking, line editing, copyediting, proofreading, alpha, beta or gamma reading, or ghostwriting services.

Starting at $0.035 USD per word for fiction

I have a limited number of developmental editing slots available each month and sometimes book out several months in advance. If you know you'll be needing this service in the near future, don't hesitate to reach out so I can hold a spot for you.


30-minute virtual meeting to discuss feedback: $55.00 each

45-minute virtual meeting to discuss feedback: $75.00 each

Additional read through and feedback: Ask for quote

Just a note...

I primarily work with fantasy and speculative fiction for middle readers, YA, and adultsRead more about my interests and editing style to see if I am a good fit for your manuscript.

“The difference between reality and fiction?
Fiction has to make sense.”

Tom Clancy

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