Ensure the characters maintain continuity (maintain personality, appearance, etcetera) and have a purpose.
Focus on storyline structure to make sure the foundation is established. This involves point of view, plot, tense, written voice, timelines, locations, and etcetera. You’ll receive suggestions to deepen the storyline, expand on areas needing more explanation, and red-lined elements that dangle and do not carry its weight.
Each writer’s process is unique. The Developmental Editing package is a custom fit to the author’s specific situation. It will include: one reading of the manuscript looking for story cohesion, and a 60-minute conversation post-edits to discuss editor notes and author questions.
It’s time to revise the manuscript to improve its readability. The focus is on sentence structure, grammatical and factual errors, clarity of the plot, voice consistency, and stylized use of punctuation and tone.
Copyediting is correcting a manuscript while maintaining the author’s intention and overall message.
Each writer’s timeline is unique. Your Copyediting package will be custom to fit your specific situation. It will include one reading of the manuscript, and a 60-minute conversation post-edits to discuss editor notes and author questions.