I offer developmental editing for book length manuscripts (fiction and memoir). Developmental editing is a big picture edit. It involves examining the manuscript for issues on a large scale and typically includes assessing elements like pacing, voice, character development, plot, and thematic issues. With a developmental edit, you will receive a detailed edit letter from me that explains my assessment and offers suggestions for improvement. 

A note about fact checking and continuity: I aim to find errors concerning continuity as
well as consistency (for example, problems with the passage of time, or references to
facts that can be checked for accuracy). If you have concerns about accuracy and
continuity in your manuscript, please let me know prior to signing our agreement, so I can include that service specifically in your agreement.

Timeframe expectations for completion will be communicated to you in the agreement. I
will keep in contact with you via email for updates and to let you know if anything

The Process

Send an email to creativewritingprofessor@gmail.com with “Editing Quote” in the subject line or send me a message via the contact page.


I will respond via email with a few questions regarding your manuscript.

Your answers will allow me to learn a bit more about the project you’re working on and will help me prepare a quote. If you decide to hire me, a 50% deposit will be required. The balance will be due upon completion of the edit.