The Developmental Edit
is the most comprehensive edit Eye Edit Books
offers, combining the best of all of our editing services into three phases. You can rest assured that your book will be ready for the world to read after it undergoes our Developmental Edit
For nonfiction books, the editor will confirm that your book meets the following standards: the content is relatable to the target audience; the book is organized; lists, and tables are used properly throughout the book; and concepts are developed appropriately.
For fiction books, the editor will ensure the plot flows well, the characters are consistent, and the whole story fits together.
Phase One: Developmental Edit A developmental editor gives your manuscript a high-level review at the paragraph, chapter, and book levels. The editor provides comments throughout the manuscript, to identify areas of your work that may need overall revisions.
Phase Two: Content Edit After any major content changes are made, the editor will continue the editing process with a Content Edit. The Content Edit is included in the Developmental Editing package. During this phase, errors in spelling, grammar, punctuation and sentence structure will be caught and corrected.
Phase Three: Quality Review After you have reviewed your Content Edit and submitted the updated version of your manuscript, we will perform a Quality Review service to check your work. This will not review the entire manuscript. Instead, an editor will check over all the revisions you made to the manuscript after the Content Edit in order to eliminate any errors or problems added during your revision.
If you’re ready for a comprehensive, complete edit of your entire book, then Developmental Editing is the service for you. This three-phase process usually takes eight to ten weeks to complete, not including any time you spend with the manuscript for review and revision. The time is well worth it, though, because at the end, your book will have received the most extensive and beneficial editing services we provide. $0.035 per word (5000 word minimum)