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  • View Service Offered By Katie-bree Reeves

    Katie-bree Reeves

    Developmental Editor

    Wendouree, Victoria, Australia

    • Developmental Editing
    • Development Editing
    • Developmental Edit
    • Beta Reader
    • Character
    • Content
    • Copy Editing
    • Critique
    • Edit Nonfiction
    • Edit Novels

    Editing and Proofreading For Detail.

    After an affordable, professional editing experience? I offer a range or edits including developmental editing, copy editing, proofreading and critiques for an affordable rate. I charge per word so you don''t lose money on any wasted time and I have experience editing a wide range of genre from fantasy to romance; erotica to thriller. I also offer free sample edits so you can find out if we are the right fit! So if you''re ready to take the next step and are after a friendly, engaging editor then ... View more

  • View Service Offered By Jennifer Haskin

    Jennifer Haskin

    Developmental Editor

    Olathe, Kansas, United States

    75/year ·
    • Developmental Editing
    • Development Editing
    • Developmental Edit
    • Book Editing
    • Books
    • Copy Editing
    • Copy Editor
    • Edit Novels
    • Editing
    • Editing & Proofreading

    Manuscript Editor/ Speaker

    I edit fiction and non-fiction manuscripts for a small publisher and I am a judge for the annual Ink & Insights contest, plus a full-time author. I have a packed schedule, but I work relatively fast. I correct small mistakes as I go using "track changes," but any issues I see recurring or that need to be addressed, will be explained with "what and why" they need correction, plus how to fix it. I don''t want to hand you a fish, I want you to learn how to fish for yourself. Your next novel will aut... View more

  • View Service Offered By Visual Content Communications

    Visual Content Communications
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    Developmental Editor

    Hadley, Massachusetts, United States

    19,164/year ·
    • Developmental Editing
    • Copy Editing
    • Copywriting
    • Customer Demos
    • Editing
    • Explainer Video
    • Online Help
    • Product Documentation
    • Product Guide
    • Product Manual

    Technical Writing and User Manuals

    I collaborate with developers and companies to effectively communicate the benefits and functions of their products and to guide users through standard procedures. Build a library of easy-to-understand content, assist users with helpful user interface text and prompts, publish informative help files and tutorials, produce step-by-step how-to videos, and create easy-to-follow user manuals and guides. I offer developmental editing and copywriting for a range of technical documentation. I am a seni... View more

  • View Service Offered By Kay Derochie

    Kay Derochie
    Member

    Developmental Editor

    Salem, Oregon, United States

    6,336/year ·
    • Developmental Editing
    • Book Editing
    • Business
    • Character
    • Contemporary Fiction
    • Contemporary Literature
    • Customer Service
    • e-Books
    • Editing
    • Education

    Developmental Editing

    Developmental editing—one of my passions and one of my strengths—focuses on your work’s content, overall structure, organization, and other global elements and takes place before copy editing. Whether your manuscript is fiction or nonfiction, as your developmental editor, I deliver a detailed revision plan for you to consider when you prepare your next draft. The plan includes a description of the manuscript’s strengths and weaknesses and suggestions for enhancing the work. The comments are orga... View more

  • View Service Offered By AC - Alpha Consulting

    AC - Alpha Consulting
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    Developmental Editor

    Burlington, Vermont, United States

    10,290/year ·
    • Developmental Editing
    • Book Editing
    • Business Books
    • Chicago Manual of Style
    • Copy Editing
    • Copy Editor
    • e-Books
    • Editing
    • Editing & Proofreading
    • Education

    Substantive Book Editing 24+ yrs

    We provide substantive book editing and web editing services. Alpha Consulting typically provides two rounds of edits for any document. The first round focuses on substantive editing to ensure the client''s message is being accurately conveyed. In this round, the document is checked also for grammatical errors, consistency in style and voice. The second round does a final and thorough check of any remaining substantive errors and all mechanical edits such as grammar, punctuation, spelling and fin... View more

  • View Service Offered By The Quirky Creative

    The Quirky Creative
    Member

    Developmental Editor

    Longmont, Colorado, United States

    3,659/year ·
    • Developmental Editing
    • Articles & Press Releases
    • Books
    • Business Writing
    • Content Writing
    • Copy Editing
    • Corporate
    • Creative Writing
    • e-Books
    • Editing

    Editing & Proofreading

    Typos, spelling errors and grammar blunders are distracting. Whether you''re an author, a small business owner, or in charge of digital content at a major corporation, you want the words you release into the world to resonate with their readers--an impossible task if your copy is not clean, logically organized and nicely formatted. Over the years, I''ve helped dozens of self-published authors, professionals and students turn good writing into great writing. From simple proofreading to in-depth li... View more

  • View Service Offered By Grace.M

    Grace.M

    Developmental Editor

    Grove, Oklahoma, United States

    7,992/year ·
    • Developmental Editing
    • Book Editing
    • Book Formatting
    • Copy Editing
    • Cover Design
    • CreateSpace
    • eBooks
    • Editing
    • Formatting
    • Grammar

    Editing - Book Formatting and Layout

    KDP (Kindle Books) (Printed Books). Copy Editing. Developmental Editing. Basic or custom formatting (graphics, footnotes, tables, special layouts). Consultation. Help with your KDP account. I will transform your Word document into a perfectly edited and formatted book ready to be published. I also create book covers. My work is 100% guaranteed that your book will be accepted by KDP after I do the formatting. If you have a special need, let me know. You''ll love working with me. I am congenial and... View more

  • View Service Offered By Elberta Kozmai

    Elberta Kozmai

    Developmental Editor

    Seattle, Washington, United States

    6,878/year ·
    • Developmental Editing
    • Academic Editing
    • Article Editing
    • Book Editing
    • Citations
    • Content Editing
    • Copy Editing
    • Ebook
    • Editing
    • Editing And Proofreading

    Proofread, edit and format your document

    I am a professional writer. I will assist you in various stages of the writing process from planning, organizing, editing, and to proofreading. My goal is to ensure that your work is crisp, concise, consistent, and error-free, all while allowing your own voice to shine through. I am adept at catching errors and inconsistencies as well as offering creative suggestions when your writing needs a little push. If you''re need an In-depth line editing or a final proofreading am available. Features of s... View more

  • View Service Offered By Brandon Beamer

    Brandon Beamer
    Member

    Developmental Editor

    Mcdonough, Georgia, United States

    ID Verified
    • Developmental Editing
    • Academic
    • Developmental Edit
    • Editing
    • Publication
    • Research
    • Review Writing
    • Reviews
    • Technical
    • Writing

    Academic/Technical Developmental Review

    A developmental review is a detailed review of your writing, analogous to a journal''s peer review or an instructor''s feedback, depending on the circumstances. When I review your work, I will address your underlying argument—or content if your writing is not argumentative. I will clearly communicate what works and what does not, where your presentation is strong, and where its problem areas are. I will provide guidance on how to improve your work where it is needed. Developmental reviews do not i... View more

  • View Service Offered By Samantha Elphick

    Samantha Elphick

    Developmental Editor

    Riviera Beach, Florida, United States

    700/year
    • Developmental Editing
    • Memoirs
    • Novels
    • Publishing
    • Screenplays
    • Speeches
    • Video Resumes
    • Writing

    Developmental Editing

    Samantha Elphick, author of the best-selling novel trilogy - UNBRIDLED, UNTAMED and UNSCRIPTED, has over twenty-five years of experience in professional writing, business, and entrepreneurship. Many first-time authors benefit from a professional; experienced published author. Fees range from $1200 - $1500 per 40,000 words for developmentally and embellishing previously written work. My hourly rate if preferred $45 -$65 per hour Fees are negotiable as per the scope of work. View more

  • View Service Offered By Fiona Cameron-Brown

    Fiona Cameron-Brown

    Developmental Editor

    McGregor, Western Cape, South Africa

    659/year ·
    • Developmental Editing
    • Article Writing
    • Blog Writing
    • Editing
    • English Language
    • Ghost
    • Ghostwriting
    • Legal Writing
    • Materials
    • Newsletters

    Writing, editing, developmental editing

    Most businesses have a spectrum of writing needs: from formal business-cum-legal writing for processes, procedures, or terms and conditions, training materials, to the casual, conversational writing for websites, the social media, newsletters and blog posts. Writing for a range of purposes is here to stay. Especially in good English. Looking for a problem-solver who can fix up your writing and, on occasion, make it look pretty? I’d be delighted to help. View more

  • View Service Offered By 35-year Editor Has Your Back!

    35-year Editor Has Your Back!
    Member

    Developmental Editor

    Riverview, Florida, United States

    1,288/year ·
    • Developmental Editing
    • Article Editing
    • Article Writing
    • Book Editing
    • Content Editing
    • Copy Editing
    • Editing
    • Manuscript
    • Manuscript Editing
    • Memoirs

    Manuscript, Story & Memoir Editing

    I DO NOT CHARGE BY THE HOUR I ONLY USE FLAT FEES OF $50 FOR EACH 5,000 WORDS. ex: EACH 10k = $100. I use milestones, never by the hour as I feel it is unfair to the client who has no idea what I actually do during those hours! The only time I charge hourly is for speaking or consulting. The system forces an hourly amount to save. I coach writers with every edit leaving them with knowledge of the business they can use in the future. Thirty-eight years as a journalist, news columnist and feature... View more

  • View Service Offered By E. Lee Caleca

    E. Lee Caleca

    Developmental Editor

    Fort Lauderdale, Florida, United States

    4,035/year ·
    • Developmental Editing
    • Developer
    • Editing
    • Fact Checking
    • Grammar
    • Proofreading
    • Research
    • Writing
    • Ghostwriting
    • Fashion

    Fiction: 470+ works edited and proofread

    All phases of editing: Developmental Edit, Line Edit, Copy Edit Story development Character development Character timeline consistency Structure Paragraph hierarchy Substantive line editing Syntax Grammar Research and fact checking Chapter or heading breaks Proofreading (only as part of a writing or editing project - I do not proofread general projects) View more

  • View Service Offered By Signe Jorgenson

    Signe Jorgenson

    Developmental Editor

    Sheboygan, Wisconsin, United States

    205/year
    • Developmental Editing
    • Editing
    • Fiction Writing
    • Memoir
    • Non Fiction Writing
    • Copy Editing
    • Creative Writing
    • Editing & Proofreading
    • Proofreading
    • Critique

    Developmental Editing

    Developmental editing is in-depth, comprehensive editing focused on structure, organization, clarity, and content. In the case of fiction and creative nonfiction, this also includes plot development, character development, and other elements of craft. Developmental editing includes a comprehensive manuscript critique, detailed explanation of problems, and tangible solutions. A developmental edit also involves posing a great deal of questions to the author, and it is generally an ongoing process ... View more

  • View Service Offered By Doug M Williams

    Doug M Williams
    Member

    Developmental Editor

    New Castle, Delaware, United States

    Past Earnings
    • Developmental Editing
    • Book Editing
    • Chicago Manual of Style
    • Content Editing
    • Copy Editing
    • eBooks
    • Editing
    • Editing & Proofreading
    • Forth
    • Health

    Copy Editing & Proofreading

    I provide a full range of editing – developmental, copy editing, line editing and final proofreading. I have been editing professionally for 25+ years, and I specialize in mystery/suspense fiction, and non-fiction books, articles, whitepapers and reports in the business, health, education and spirituality realms. Along with the hands-on editing of your manuscript, I provide advice on pacing, dialogue, transitions, word economy, narrative development, clarity and completeness, and voice. I''ve wo... View more

  • View Service Offered By Kira B. Edits

    Kira B. Edits

    Developmental Editor

    White Rock, New Mexico, United States

    112/year ·
    • Developmental Editing
    • Book Editing
    • Editing
    • Google Docs
    • Microsoft Word
    • Editing & Proofreading
    • Copy Editing
    • English Grammar
    • Blog Editing
    • Line Editing

    Developmental Editing

    This service can be mixed and matched with my other services: $17 for one, $20 for two, and $23 for all three. In developmental editing, I offer advice on how the overall story can be strengthened, looking at characterization, plotting, world-building, and the like. I do this using Track Changes and Comments in Microsoft Word or Google Docs. An editorial letter will be provided at the end of the project. View more

  • View Service Offered By Grace Ashley

    Grace Ashley

    Developmental Editor

    Kempton Park, Gauteng, South Africa

    51/year ·
    • Developmental Editing
    • Manuscript
    • Reviews
    • Structural Engineering
    • Rewriting
    • Writing

    Developmental editing

    The Developmental Edit is the perfect option for writers who are looking for more substantial and ongoing editorial support. A developmental edit includes standard proofing and editorial feedback—but goes much deeper. During your edit, your editor will work closely with you on your book’s structure and flow, moving from the sentence level to the overall view of your story and how it can best be positioned in the market. This service is $0.02 per word. See my attachments for sample work. View more

  • View Service Offered By Bike Ohunene

    Bike Ohunene

    Developmental Editor

    Ilorin, Kwara, Nigeria

    • Developmental Editing
    • Article Editing
    • Document Review
    • Drafting
    • Legal Documents
    • Legal Writing
    • Research
    • Rewriting & Revisions
    • Writing

    Writing, research& developmental editing

    You need smart, creative well researched and original Legal writing that is informative, educative and helpful. legal drafting that you can be sure as no loop holes or lacuna. Document review and analysis that help you understand you document better the purpose of the document. Judgement analysis and summary that make your audience understand the impact of that judgement. Developmental editing that make your document smart and shiney. View more

  • View Service Offered By Cassie. Edits.

    Cassie. Edits.

    Developmental Editor

    Ashburn, Virginia, United States

    Past Earnings
    • Developmental Editing
    • Copy Editing
    • Editing
    • Editing & Proofreading
    • Proofreading

    Copy and Developmental Editing

    As a developmental editor, I analyze the progression of the story. This includes reading for things such as plot holes, pace and character development. I have found that I can't quite help myself when I see grammatical errors (probably due to the habit of correcting papers for other grad students) and have since begun copy editing as well. View more

  • View Service Offered By Madelaine Geary

    Madelaine Geary

    Developmental Editor

    Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

    Past Earnings
    • Developmental Editing
    • Book Editing
    • Copy Editing
    • Editing
    • Editing & Proofreading
    • Fiction Writing
    • Proofreading
    • Punctuation
    • Spelling
    • Grammar

    Quality fiction editing for authors

    I offer both copyediting and developmental editing for your fiction.Copyediting is looking for spelling mistakes, punctuation errors, sentence structure, word use, and grammatical mistakes. Developmental editing is looking at your fiction as a whole and finding any character inconsistencies, plot holes, and overall structure. Please specify if you would like either developmental or copyediting or if you would like both. View more

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Best Developmental Editors for Hire

Developmental Editing refers to editing that is done to improve the content and structure of a manuscript. Editorial letters and substantive editing are the basic forms of developmental editing. This form of writing support is done before or during the production of a publishable manuscript, especially in the area of non-fiction writing. In this process, the manuscript is in development and the editor edits the text to improve the story. The editor and author work collaboratively on the manuscript, though the author will always have the final say in what changes are required in the final draft.

You can hire a Developmental Editor for developing the most realistic structure of a piece of writing. For your project, you can hire a professional working as a freelance Developmental Editor from top sites like Guru, who will help to creatively portray all the messages in writing.

What Do Developmental Editors Do?

Developmental Editors work on book-length manuscripts, both fiction and non-fiction. They are concerned with the structure and content of the book. Structuring, content organization, character development, setting and description are some of the developmental editing tasks performed by these professionals.

They work by reading and understanding the manuscript, and create an editorial plan accordingly. The editorial plan made is based on the strengths and weaknesses found in the manuscript. They structure the content to make it logical and in good order. They may suggest authors changes if required and give specific direction on the project. Once the final edit is done, the completed project is shown to the author.  Editors ensure that the material for news, publication, books or website is free of errors with effective proofreading. Organizations can hire a Developmental Editor for troubleshooting and displaying the ability to deal with fast track/difficult manuscripts

You can find the best Developmental Editors for hire on Guru.com, one of the best platforms for online freelance services. Before you appoint a freelance Developmental Editor, ensure that the professional: -

  • Should be able to read content and correct for errors in spelling, punctuation and grammar

  • Strong writing/editing/proofreading skills

  • Can review edited work and ensure all corrections/comments marked by the author is incorporated

  • Should communicate with authors regarding editing queries via comments in manuscripts, note to authors, calls or emails

Qualification of Developmental Editors

  • Bachelor’s degree in literature, English, journalism or Communications.

  • As per the project requirement, they may have specialization in a highly technical subject such as computers or psychology,

  • Hands-on experience with MS Office and Adobe and other publishing tools like PerfectIT or Grammarly

Benefits of Hiring Developmental Editors

  • They will create content structure in a way that will make the entire content in proper order and will give proper clarity to the readers.

  • They will update you with feedback and substantive changes to be made before publication, ensuring that the final product has great quality.

  • Developmental Editor Services will focus on every detail of your writing and will fix any factual errors, variations or contradictions.

  • They will conduct research extensively on the topic of the project to make sure that the information given is as per the requirements.

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