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Developmental editing

a handbook for freelancers, authors, and publishers

by Scott Norton

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Published by University of Chicago Press in Chicago .
Written in English

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  • Developmental editing -- Handbooks, manuals, etc

  • Edition Notes

    Includes index.

    StatementScott Norton.
    GenreHandbooks, manuals, etc.
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsPN162 .N67 2008
    The Physical Object
    Paginationp. cm.
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL16943404M
    ISBN 100226595145
    ISBN 109780226595146
    LC Control Number2008026886

    As those writers found, the proofreading, copy, line or developmental editing of fiction or non-fiction manuscripts here is a personal, expert service. A skilled editor can support an author all the way to writing that’s ready for the book shops. For self-publishing novelists, I’ll ensure your words are . Developmental editing is intended to help you find and solve structural problems in your story, move past roadblocks, fix pacing, and patch up story breaking holes. My focus won’t be copyediting. Issues of grammar, spelling, and readability will only be touched on broadly as suggestions for improvement, not as a comprehensive correction of.

      Editing is a tricky business. It requires analytical flair and creative panache, the patience of a saint and the vision of a writer. Transforming a manuscript into a book that edifies, inspires, and sells? That&#;s the job of the developmental editor, whose desk is the first stop for many Brand: University of Chicago Press. A free edit from Tethered by Letters may include developmental editing, line editing, copyediting, and/or proofreading. Free Sample Edits Although there aren’t many organizations I’ve found that offer % free book edits like Tethered by Letters, all professional editors will offer authors a free sample edit.

      Compared to other forms of editing where most of the work is done after the book is made, Developmental Editing is so much more thorough. This is because this form of editing is involved at the very start of the book. With Developmental Editing the editor is not only expected to make corrections on grammar and vocabulary.   While a good, professional (human) editor is invaluable to your book – the purchase of manuscript editing software can be another prudent investment. Manuscript editing software programs do much more than the built-in spelling and grammar checkers in your word processor. Some offer “first-pass” or “last-pass” editing to clean up mistakes in spelling, grammar, and punctuation; others.


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Developmental editing by Scott Norton Download PDF EPUB FB2

What Is a Developmental Editor. Developmental editors (DEs) are concerned with the structure and con­tent of your book. If your manuscript lacks focus, your DE will help you find the right direction—the “right” direction generally being the most marketable.

Development editing is also where problems of inconsistent tone or an unclear. Think of it as a professional, super-in-depth book report. A developmental edit means the editor will be working in your document with you, so in addition to the big-picture items addressed, he or she can also point out line-level issues.

Developmental editing is more labor intensive than producing an editorial assessment, and therefore more. Developmental Editing includes detailed case studies featuring a variety of nonfiction books—election-year polemic, popular science, memoir, travel guide—and authors ranging from first-timer to veteran, journalist to scholar.

Handy sidebars offer advice on how to become a developmental editor, create effective illustration programs, and Cited by: 4. Developmental editing takes the seed of your book and helps you grow it into something beautiful.

You might have finished writing a first draft, or you might only have a large pile of notes, character sketches, and plot diagrams.

Either way, a developmental editor meets your book where it is. Developmental editing can be a useful aid in the book-writing process for both fiction and nonfiction writers. The developmental edit occurs before a manuscript is published, and focuses mainly on improving big picture story elements.

A developmental editor will give notes to the author regarding content and structure in an effort to bring out the best version of their manuscript. Book editing services and developmental editing from manuscript editor and former literary agent Mary Kole.

An experienced book editor specializing in editing picture books, middle grade, young adult novels, memoir, fantasy, and literary fiction. Here are a few different kinds of editing: Developmental editing: big picture, content editing, macro editing; Copyediting: micro editing, grammar editing, flow and structure editing; Proofreading: consistency check, format and layout; Developmental editing costs more than copyediting, and copyediting costs more than proofreading.

Whether fiction or nonfiction, every book (or short story or article) needs the type of thorough going over that only a developmental editor can provide. So many elements make up a great book. And each of these needs hard attention.

Are the characters real, flesh-and-bone, multi-sided people. Does the reader know them once the story has taken off. Developmental editing (may also be called structural or content) – looks at the book’s big picture and overall structure in nonfiction or plot and characters in fiction.

Developmental editors may assess a book idea, outline, or early draft to tell authors what works and what could be better. Developmental editors offer specific suggestions about the core intentions and goals of the book, the underlying premise, the story, character development, use of dialogue and sensory description, the polish, narrative voice, pacing, style, language – the craft and literary art of the book.

What developmental editors don’t do is correct. Find the Perfect Developmental Editor for Your Manuscript If you need a professional developmental editor who can bring your writing to the next level, you have come to the right place. ServiceScape developmental editors can help refine your manuscript so that it is ready for publishing/5(K).

Unlike a line editor (who focuses on the granular details of your story, like grammar, sentence structure, spelling, punctuation, tense, fact checking, and voice) or a proofreader (who is usually the final set of eyes and is on the lookout for any mistakes that were overlooked during previous rounds of editing), a developmental editor focuses.

I hired Lyss to do a full edit of a MPreg book, and I was impressed with her from start to finish. Her structural edits transformed my story, and her grammar and copy edits were of a quality that I would expect from an editor with a much higher price tag. Developmental Editing + Copyediting + Proofreading = A High-Quality, Market-Ready Book.

Developmental editors are the freelance book editors behind this kind of edit. Experienced editors are one in a million, bringing decades of experience, instinct, and insight to the table and the story.

Since it’s an intensive process, developmental editing rates generally tend to differ, depending on the length of the book.

Editing is a tricky business. It requires analytical flair and creative panache, the patience of a saint and the vision of a writer. Transforming a manuscript into a book that edifies, inspires, and sells.

That’s the job of the developmental editor, whose desk is the first stop for many manuscripts on the road to bookdom—a route ably mapped out in the pages of Developmental Conveying your knowledge and enthusiasm with clarity is essential – and that’s why developmental editing is a crucial part of the content development process.

As copy edits are less expensive, content producers often skimp on the deeper editing services – but for important work representing your corporate and personal brands, it’s just.

An excerpt from Developmental Editing: A Handbook for Freelancers, Authors, and Publishers by Scott Norton. Also available on web site: online catalogs, secure online ordering, excerpts from new books. Sign up for email notification of new releases in your field.

Many book editors and editing services break editing into a menu of options from which you must choose and pay individually. As a developmental book editor, my job is to help you bring your full manuscript up to the highest professional and marketable standard that we can achieve.

Developmental editing is the first part of the editing process. It comes before the copy-editing stage (where you focus on the writing at the sentence level) and it definitely comes before the proofreading stage (which is the final polish before publication). A developmental editor looks at the story as a whole and figures out how it could be.

Content editing, also known as developmental editing or substantive editing, is one of the first and most essential parts of the book editing and publishing a successful author and you’ll find at least one stellar content editor who invested themselves in that author’s manuscript along the way.

As founder and principal of Book Architecture, Stuart has spent over fifteen years helping writers become authors, signing with top literary agencies, sealing deals with coveted publishing houses, or forging a successful path through indie publishing.Developmental editing (also known as structural editing or substantive editing) is at the top of the editorial tree.

This level of editing comes before copy-editing and it considers the big picture of the book – aspects like structure, plot, characterisation and pace. My developmental editing service is bespoke, tailored to the client’s needs. Editing is a tricky business. It requires analytical flair and creative panache, the patience of a saint and the vision of a writer.

Transforming a manuscript into a book that edifies, inspires, and sells? That’s the job of the developmental editor, whose desk is the first stop for many manuscripts on the road to bookdom—a route ably mapped out in the pages of Developmental Editing.4/5(1).