developmental editing

The most intensive form of editing is substantive editing ( or developmental editing).
The document is evaluated as a whole and problems of structure, organisation, coherence, and logical consistency are corrected.

Sentences may be removed or added. Paragraphs may be rewritten, condensed, cancelled or expanded.
Blocks of text may be moved from one section to another.

This work can require an extensive involvement of the author.

Time needed (approx.): it can take from 2 to circa 28 days (16 to 224 hours).

If you are interested in our service, we invite you to send your manuscript via email to with subject “Developmental Editing” for a preliminary evaluation of the work needed.



Our experienced editor will meticulously comb your manuscript for mistakes in:

-spelling -readability – grammar – punctuation – flow – using jargon – using clichés – repetition – tense consistency – overall phrase structure. – errors in spelling and word usage – errors in capitalization, punctuation

They will help with fact-checking, rewriting, and will provide suggestions for word choice. They can also provide feedback on overall style. This is an entirely technical task and has nothing to do with the quality of the story, the characterization or the work’s structure. It is what you do with your manuscript once you’ve written its final draft.

Proofreading is the final check. Even if the previous work has been done well, we will look over the minor errors such as punctuation and spelling.This proofreading has not to be confused with the pre-print proofreading that is the final check of the text in his final publishing form before the book is sent to print or uploaded on a Print on Demand service like KDP.

If you are interested about our service we invite you to send us your manuscript via email at, subject “Manuscript Evaluation” for a preliminary evaluation of the work needed.