A developmental editor can guide you toward a final manuscript that successfully reflects your ideas, insight, and authorial voice.
If your book contains portrayals of people of color or other marginalized populations, it might benefit from a sensitivity read.
Answers to writers' frequently asked questions about developmental editing.
It is critical to learn how, when, and why to rely on an editor's experience and wisdom. Too often what could and should be a beautiful partnership turns into a struggle, for both the writer and the editor.
Time was, writers submitted their initial draft to a publishing house or a magazine, where editors read and welcomed it. Enticed by a project, an editor may have asked that a few things in the manuscript be explained better, or arranged differently, or fleshed out more colorfully, but when an editor saw promise in a...