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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, 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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