In developmental editing, I read your full manuscript and offer solutions to the issues I find in the plot, characterization, dialogue, setting and other aspects of your writing. You’ll get big-picture advice in an overview letter, plus hundreds of in-line detailed comments that will help you name and fix problems you haven’t yet put your finger on.
The services listed under Full-Service developmental editing are also available by the single pass. A typical single pass over a manuscript will match the first pass described above. Other services can be added or deleted according to the manuscript’s needs.
Consultation and Coaching is for clients with writing in the early planning and drafting stages, before a full developmental pass. Consultation is a great place to start, whether you’re just beginning to bounce ideas around, or are mostly through but need to spot-check a draft before a full edit. A little time spent in consultation can be invaluable in helping you set your course and avoid unnecessary distractions. Once I’ve read your materials, the bulk of an Editorial Consultation takes place in a dialogue between us over email, telephone or Skype.