Level 4: Developmental Editing/$95 per hour
Developmental or structural editors review the overall manuscript for mechanics, style, and substance and go another level deeper to evaluate concept, content, and organization of the manuscript. The developmental editor actively collaborates with the author, either serving as a writing coach or ghostwriter, to restructure, rewrite, revise, and polish the manuscript—all in keeping with the author’s vision. Author's cost is $95 per hour with a 50-consecutive page minimum for non-technical material. (Academic, healthcare, and technical editing has different pricing and a separate checkout button.) One page = 250 words. Payment in advance is required. No refunds for developmental editing services will be given. We suggest you contract for one chapter to test the author/editor relationship before submitting your entire manuscript. Submit manuscripts using the Upload MS page listed under the Contact Us tab. Please email us in advance to schedule a series of telephone consultations to keep your book-length project on track. Thanks for choosing Written by a Pro.