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Developmental Editing

Overview

The developmental editor is your partner in the writing process. The developmental editor is a constructive collaborator who helps you develop your ideas, organize your content, and develop your theme, characters, or plot. The goal of the developmental editor to to help you become a better writer. Developmental editors do not copyedit or proofread. They focus on ideas and development.


Job Snapshot
  • Developmental editing is the first stage in the editing process
  • The editor can work with the author even before the text is written
  • A developmental editor helps the author develop ideas, organize the writing, locate resources, and develop content.
  • Developmental editing costs $40 an hour
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