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Developmental Editing & Reviewing

In the initial stages of a project, a developmental edit can:

  • help you formulate your initial concept, outline, and/or draft; help organize your ideas, or other aspects of your work

  • suggest how to structure, write, or rewrite your text to fit your chosen genre or market

​In the case of a more substantial or completed manuscript, a developmental review can:

  • provide an objective critique of the project as a whole

  • ​suggest improvements to the theme, voice, structure, organization, and/or language

  • identify gaps in content, describe needed content

  • suggest or rearrange blocks of text to improve flow

  • ensure consistent structure

  • advise on content that may not achieve the desired tone or focus

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