Tag: developmental editing
What is Book Doctoring?
To understand book doctoring, you must first understand what developmental editing is. In short, developmental, also known as content or substantial editing, deals with the actual story. [Click here for a longer explanation.] An editor will make comments about the characters, the settings, the plot, and more, helping you to achieve the best work you…
What is Developmental Editing?
Developmental editing, otherwise known as substantive editing or content editing, deals with the big picture elements of your manuscript. This refers to the characters, the settings, the worldbuilding, the plot, and more. Developmental editing is similar to an editorial assessment in this way, but it deals with the story line by line, rather than being…
What is an Editorial Assessment?
So, you’ve written the first draft of your manuscript and you’re not quite sure where to go from here. Do you send it to beta readers first? An editor? Do you wait until you’ve gone through it a second time? The answer is fairly simple. If you’re on a budget, I’d advise you to start…