Developmental Editing gets to the HEART of your story. It takes the seed of your story and helps you grow it into a beautiful flower; or, in other words, the story that you are trying to share with your readers.
Your editor shows you what’s working, what could work better, and how to take your manuscript to the next stage.
The developmental edit focuses on: plot and structure (for fiction), argument and analysis (for nonfiction), character or content development, setting and description, point of view and narrative perspective, dialogue, voice and style, momentum and pacing, common language uses, story organization, consistency, and “showing” versus “telling.”
This type of editing works best for authors who are invested in the writing process and in the final book.