Developmental Editing

Rate: $10.00 per 1,000 words

Note: the developmental edit is based on the target word count typical of the genre you are writing in. Here’s a comprehensive Reedsy article regarding book length that may help you. Here’s a simple graphic .

Developmental editing is an “all in one” for my services and is scheduled over (at least) three months, where we do an evaluation first, then I coach you through the rewrites and revisions suggested to the story elements, and then I do a copy edit of your revised manuscript.

Combined services:

  1. manuscript evaluation – usually 2-3 weeks, but longet manuscripts may be up to twice that.
  2. coaching/consultation – this is mostly based on your schedule. If you can dedicate time to the rewriting and revisions at a NaNoWriMo-like pace, this may take only a month. My experience has shown it to be 2-3 months.
  3. copy editing – the time this takes is based on my typical editing pace of 7,500 words per day

Note: if these services were contracted separately, the costs can be as much as 20% higher. But if you cannot commit to the continuous calendar, you might want to contract the services separately.