Developmental editing is an essential step in the book publishing process. We collaborate closely with authors during this phase to address any major concerns in their novel drafts.

Developmental editing is a comprehensive process that delves into the core of your manuscript, tackling various aspects such as plot, characters, pacing, voice, and overall storytelling. It plays a crucial role in unveiling the true potential of your writing. However, we do not provide suggestions for word choice, syntax, or tone to maintain the author's unique writing style (line editing). Additionally, sentence-level errors like punctuation and grammar typos are not our primary focus (copy editing).

Developmental Editing

a person holding a piece of paper with a red arrow pointing to the left side
a person holding a piece of paper with a red arrow pointing to the left side

What is Included?

  • providing marginal comments

  • offering suggestions

  • asking relevant questions

  • editorial letter

* For bookings, please contact us with your preferred editing timeline or any other inquiries.


USD 0.018 PW

*Our prices are excl. a 10% tax and is not included in the displayed prices. To book any of our services, a 25% nonrefundable deposit is required at the time of booking and an additional 25% when we are halfway through your manuscript (you will receive a midpoint overview). If you have any questions about payment methods or payment plans, please visit our FAQ section for more information. Additionally, please note that the approximate turnaround times for our editing services vary depending on the book's word count. Generally, a 50,000-word book will be edited sooner than a 120,000-word book. We will discuss and agree upon the total number of weeks needed to edit your book before starting the process, allowing you to make an informed decision.

This information is crucial for understanding the prices offered. It is important to note that all of our prices are stated in Australian dollars (AUD). The other currencies provided are for informational purposes only and should be considered as approximate values. The final price displayed on your quote may vary due to the constantly fluctuating exchange rates between your currency and the Australian dollar. However, once you receive a quote, the price will remain the same from that point onwards.

Developmental Editing $0.028 PW - Turnaround Time: from 6 weeks

GBP 0.015 PW

EUR 0.017 PW

CAD 0.025 PW

INR 1.52 PW

*Please be aware that our team of editors and proofreaders consists of human beings, which means that there is a possibility of overlooking mistakes, typos, or any other errors during the editing process. Despite our utmost efforts to eliminate any issues, we cannot guarantee that your book will be completely error-free. We assure you that we will always strive to provide the highest quality editing services, but there is a small chance that some errors might be missed.