Developmental Editing


During a developmental edit, a fine tooth comb is taken to your manuscript. A developmental editor keeps an eye out for inconsistent character behavior/speech, style issues, thematic variances, plot holes, and readability. A single inconsistency or character flaw can ruin an entire story. A developmental editor will help you focus your conflict, develop your characters, and create believable scenarios for your characters. They’ll be able to help you choose a voice for your story, paying careful attention the language based on your audience. They also make sure everything makes sense, the dialogue is believable, and the plotline is plausible.

Developmental editing includes:

Here's a list of questions a developmental editor asks during the editing process: