Developmental Editing – $0.008 per word
Once your manuscript draft is finished and you’ve done a self-editing polish, developmental edits provide big-picture overall comments and also deeper feedback about how the various parts of your story are executed and fit together.
For a developmental edit, I’ll focus on the following 10 story components:
- Characters and their arcs/development
- Setting/World Building
- Emotional Stakes
- Reader Investment
- Romance arc (if your story has one)
I will make inline comments to highlight issues in the manuscript via Track Changes in Word and also provide you with an edit letter touching on each of the topics above. If there is another component you’d like me to address, please let me know when booking your edit. I’m happy to do so.
Copyediting – $0.006 per word
Copyediting involves a close, careful read of your manuscript with a focus on sentence structure, flow, POV consistency, continuity of the story timeline, deep POV vs shallow, passive vs active writing, and the overall clarity and readability of your manuscript. I’ll make comments and suggest changes via Track Changes in Word.
Proofreading – $0.005 per word
The final pass on a fully edited manuscript. While proofreading, I focus solely on spelling, punctuation, and grammar. This includes looking for missing words or any other typo that might have been introduced during previous edits. I’ll mark any changes to make within the manuscript using Track Changes in Word.