Editing for storytelling
I do “substantive” or “developmental” editing, going through the entire manuscript, correcting grammatical errors, typos, fact checking, suggesting revisions to improve flow, syntax, perspective and tone, and analyzing the important aspects of the novel, such as story structure, character development, plot, and pacing. I go through your manuscript three times.
Electronic edits only--word processor requirements:
You must have the ability to use Word's Markup features--Comments and Track Changes--so that you will see every bit of editing and the comments that include instruction and coaching.
Contract: If we agree to do an edit, I provide a comprehensive contract that protects your ownership rights in your story and details what you will receive from me.