A developmental edit is a professional critique of your completed manuscript focused on plotting, pacing & tension, character development, action & dialogue, hook, stakes, and theme.
Includes in-line comments to illustrate suggestions.
Where You're At
You've self-edited and incorporated feedback from critique partners and beta readers. You need actionable and targeted feedback from an industry professional.
What You Get
An 8-10 page editorial letter focused on high-level developmental issues with in-line comments to illustrate suggested changes.
What It Costs
$0.01 per word
(an 80,000 word manuscript costs $800)
Includes a 60-minute chat (voice, video, or messaging)
How It Works
Reach out using the form below and I'll send you a quote and my next available start date. After we book, you'll receive your editorial letter within 3 weeks. Included in this service is a 60-minute chat to discuss my recommendations and brainstorm strategies for implementation so you have an action-plan for your edits.
Things to Know
I will never share, reproduce, or publish your work or our conversations in any way without your consent.
I wish I could promise you an agent, a book deal, or Best Seller status because of my edits, but alas, I cannot.
The market is impossible
I offer a free 1000-word sample to give you a feel for my feedback style.
Payments are accepted through Venmo.
What People Say
"Alexandra’s skills at developing the big picture while attending to the emotional details that make a story shine were instrumental in polishing the manuscript that helped me win #RevPit in 2022." - Maggie North