Developmental Editing

(Editing at the manuscript level)

– Manuscript Assessment/ Developmental Edit/Book Doctoring

Developmental Editing services by The Next Chapter can help take your project from concept to publishable final draft, providing consultation and collaboration throughout the process so that issues are resolved before they truly impact the narrative. This range of service is concerned with the overall quality of writing and the management of the project as a whole. As a developmental editor, I focus on the overall concept of the story, as well as its execution, determining if the intent is clear and the result palatable and satisfying to potential readers. With this level of service, I can assist in both the organization and evolution of your project, helping to create outlines, offering suggestions about content and presentation as chapters are written, making adjustments to timelines, conducting possible research into detail-rich subjects, and drawing attention to any additional topics important to consider.