Developmental

Puzzle piecesIf you’ve begun writing your book and you’d like some advice on how to structure it, or if you’ve completed your book and you’ve gotten as far as you can on your own, we can help. 

We offer three developmental editing packages:

$300 Package*

Send us 50 pages of your book (including the first chapter) and we will

  • send you plot and character templates to fill out†
  • assess your 50-page sample and your plot and character templates
  • provide you with a checklist of what’s working and what needs attention
  • follow up with you in a one-hour Google+ session
  • recommend resources that will help you build your best book


$500 Package*

Send us your entire manuscript and we will

  • send you plot and character templates to fill out
  • assess your entire manuscript and your plot and character templates
  • provide you with a checklist of what’s working and what needs attention
  • follow up with you in a one-hour Google+ session
  • recommend resources that will help you build your best book


$800 Package*

Send us your entire manuscript and we will

  • send you plot and character templates to fill out
  • assess your entire manuscript and your plot and character templates
  • mark up trouble spots in your manuscript
  • discuss trouble spots in a one-hour Google+ session
  • help you choose a section of your book to revisit
  • offer suggestions for improving that section and give you an opportunity to resubmit it
  • re-assess that section and follow up with you in a one-hour Google+ session
  • recommend resources that will help you build your best book


*Prices are in USD and based on a manuscript up to 100,000 words.

†These templates are essential to helping us provide helpful feedback on your writing. Working through these templates will also help you to get a handle on the structure of your book. Nonfiction authors may submit a detailed table of contents instead.

If your book needs more attention than what we offer in these packages, we also charge an hourly rate for developmental editing. Questions? Contact us!