Developmental editing involves a deep dive into your story. I’ll read your book and give you feedback on your genre, plot, characters, scenes, and more to pinpoint exactly what’s working, what’s not, and how to make the structure and ideas behind your story stronger.
Developmental editing is perfect for you if:
You have a finished first draft and you’re wondering how to turn it into a polished second draft.
You have a second (or third, or more!) draft and you want to make sure your story really works before you focus on publishing.
You’re looking for feedback on content, including the story, characters, plot holes, and more.
Copyediting is the next-to-final or even final (if you choose not to proofread) edit of your manuscript. I’ll examine every keystroke in your book to catch any pesky typos and ensure correct grammar, spelling, language, and syntax.
Copyediting is perfect for you if:
You’re on a third draft or more, and you’ve already worked out all the structure and story concerns.
You’ve worked with a developmental editor to ensure your story is the strongest it can be.
You’ve sent your manuscript to beta readers, and most of their feedback is focused on grammar-level concerns.
You’re working on an article or other piece of writing, and you’re confident the content is ready to publish as soon as any last errors are cleaned up.