Developmental editing should be the first type of professional editing that gets done. It involves looking at what makes up your story: the plotline (and any plot holes), story arc, content relevance, characters’ likability and arcs, characters’ goals, motivation, and conflicts, believability, pacing, tension, unresolved threads, world building, and scene setting. Developmental editing involves taking your idea, characters, and plots, and building them into a solid foundation to base your story on.
Your story is your baby, and I want work closely with you to make sure that you get the best version of the story you wanted to tell on paper. Therefore, my developmental editing service includes a 30-minute Zoom session to discuss the edits and your revision plan, so you are happy with the final result.
Note: this service does not include a line edit pass (or a review pass) after you have revised the manuscript.