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 that requires numerous exchanges between author and editor. In a developmental edit, my goal is to help the writer to realize his/her vision.
Developmental editing does not involve correcting grammar errors, spelling mistakes, and the like. These corrections happen at a later stage of the editorial process: copyediting.
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