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 Email the first chapter of your manuscript to: submissions@golddustediting.com

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Developmental Editing

.03/word

It's very seldom that a novel is complete after one draft. Often, authors spend weeks, months, and even years developing their story; and during this extensive time, scenes and characters change. Authors come up with better ideas or have a change of heart in which direction they'd like to take the story. Oftentimes, there are ambiguities, inconsistencies, and things that just don't make sense. As a developmental editor, I will provide a big picture view of the strengths and weaknesses of your novel and ways to improve, including the following:

  • Character development
  • Relationship development
  • Story development and pacing
  • Info dumping
  • Head hopping
  • Inconsistencies
  • Transitions
  • Easy fixes
  • Conflict
  • Showing vs telling and when to do both
  • Dialogue

LINE EDITING

.02/word

  • Correct sentence structure and awkward phrasing.
  • Eliminate repetition, ambiguity, and wordiness.
  • Revise inappropriate verb tense.
  • Evaluate word choices and ensure proper grammar, consistency, subject-verb agreement, and transitional phrases.
  • Check Syntax, flow, clarity, voice, and readability.

Manuscript critique: $8/page up to 300 pages. $6 each additional page. Pages must be double-spaced, 12 pt. font.

Coaching: $100/hr.

PAYMENT PLANS AVAILABLE