Do you have a novel or short story that requires honest, quality, and intensive feedback? Have you edited your manuscript to the best of your ability, but still feel the need for external input? Then now might be the right time for you to consider developmental editing.
The edit is provided in two parts: in-line commentary and a 1-2 page summary following the extract.
The in-line commentary is provided to give an idea of what is working well, what is eliciting strong emotions, and how the story is impacting a reader’s experience. It is also a chance for you to see questions, observations, and areas for improvement. These could be pedantic comments such as cutting repetition or avoiding clichés.
The summary will give an overarching view on the plot and structure of the piece, with areas that could be tightened, clarified or strengthened. Pacing will be addressed through the assessment of “story beats.” Areas that need to meet these plot points will be examined in detail.
The edit costs .03¢ per word and there is a minimum of word count of 10,000 words per submission.
Short stories may be submitted up to 7,500 words for a reduced rate of .02¢.
An additional Zoom Q+A is available for purchase to further discuss edits, hook, and plot. Please express your interest in your submission for further details and pricing.
I encourage you to seek as many beta readers, friends, and free resources as you can before seeking any paid services. If you find you’ve edited your piece to the best of your ability and have expended all the avenues at your disposal but still require additional feedback, then this is the right time for you. Whether you are seeking traditional publishing or submitting to a literary magazine, I want to help your story be as polished as possible.
I have a master’s degree from the University of Manchester in Creative Writing and have taught English for six plus years. During this time, I have been reading and editing writing as an ESL educator, anthology proofreader, and creative writing beta reader. While I am confident with works in translation, my edits should be used to craft story arcs and character development, not for final proofreading.
Please note, that I do not provide edits for the following genres and content:
Work that is homophobic, transphobic, xenophobic, sexist, or intolerant in any way