What is it?
Developmental editing looks at the plot, characters, world-building, style, and pacing of a story. It can be done to fully developed plot outlines, and partial or completed manuscripts.
Why is it necessary?
-To improve the quality of a story and eliminate plot holes, inconsistencies, and other elements that might distract/dissuade readers
-To prepare manuscripts for line editing
Who is it for?
-Authors who struggle with pacing
-Publishers working with authors/ghostwriters new to the romance genre
-A tracked changes version of the document commenting on and suggesting fixes for issues with the story arc, character development, romance development, pacing, repetition, as well as style, show/tell, and world-building. I will also comment on the book's overall strengths and weaknesses and how to eliminate the latter.
-A review of the document once the writer has made the suggested changes and rewrites, to assess if the book is ready for line editing.