Edit a novel you're proud to publish, with professional feedback
Developmental editing will mould your manuscript into the book you dreamed it would be and improve the overall quality of your writing at the same time.
A developmental edit is for writers who want to get objective feedback about the technical and structural aspects of their manuscript. We all need another pair of eyes to go over our precious words, and Sandy Vaile offers feedback in an honest and nurturing way.
If any of these sound like you, then a developmental edit is going to yield fantastic results.
Book early to save one of the limited places in my diary.
What is a Developmental Edit?
Editing isn't about criticising your work, but giving constructive advice to help make your story the best it can be. I offer fresh eyes to see unrealised potential in your story, and participate in brainstorming to unearth any hidden gems.
My feedback will always be respectful and considerate because I understand what a huge step it is to share your work, but be prepared for honesty too.
A developmental edit looks at the big picture of your story including:
What it's not:
Ready to whip your manuscript into tip-top shape?
Developmental editing = $0.017 cents AUD per word
(That's just $170 per 10,000 words)
Query letter and synopsis review = $0.06 cents AUD per word
(That's just $60 per 1,000 words)
Benefits of a Developmental Edit
No matter how many times you edit your work, you can't see it clearly. Critique partners and beta readers are valuable sources of feedback, but they rarely pick-up everything because they can only give feedback on things they've learnt.
How can you benefit from an edit?
By the end of the process, your writing as a whole will be improved, not just the manuscript, and that's a win win situation!
The Booking Process
What I will need from you
Once we have chatted and agreed on a timeframe, you will need to provide:
- A rough synopsis (summary of what happens to the main characters).
- The agreed wordcount that is formatted correctly (don't worry, I'll let you know what this means).
- The completion date will only be confirmed once payment is received.
What you'll receive from me
After payment is confirmed and you have provided the requested information:
- Confirmed delivery date for your edits.
- Detailed mark-ups and comments within the Word document.
- A summary of the strengths and areas for improvement.
Looking for another type of edit?
If you are past the developmental editing stage and have a polished manuscript that exactly the way you want to publish it, then you are ready for:
Let me know and I can refer you to a suitable professional.
Where to Next?
If your not sure of the best way to move forward with your writing, then grab a time in my diary and we can talk it through. (No obligation just useful information.)