Are you looking to hire a developmental editor to work with you on your manuscript? In this iWriterly episode, we will discuss when writers SHOULDN’T work with a freelance developmental editor.
WHAT IS A DEVELOPMENTAL EDITOR?
Developmental editors assist authors prior to a book’s publication in big-picture editing, such as story structure, character arc, plot development, pacing, and much more. They are not ghostwriters and do not rewrite books for writers. In addition, they are not copyeditors, who work to improve line-level accuracy and readability as well as to spot errors, inconsistencies, omission, and repetition.
The role of a developmental editor is to teach writers to identify the gaps in their stories and characters. Developmental editors will pinpoint problems within a story and offer suggestions for how to improve it. Writers have the freedom to address those problems in the way that best suits the story (and how they want to tell it). In other words, developmental editors do not dictate the direction of the book but offer suggestions. Or, they may simply identify the weaknesses within the story, depending on the style of the given editor.
OTHER VIDEOS IN THIS BOOK EDITING SERIES:
What is a Freelance Developmental Book Editor?
How to Become a Freelance Developmental Editor: Seven Qualifications
NEED AN EDITOR? CONSIDER SCRIBENDI.
Since we are a small team here at iWriterly, we do (unfortunately) have limited availabilities for our editorial services. If you are unable to book an editorial package with us, consider working with Scribendi.
READ MEG’S BLOG:
When Writers Shouldn’t Work With a Freelance Developmental Editor
// ABOUT MEG: //
Meg LaTorre is a writer of adult SFF, YouTuber, developmental book editor, writing coach, creator of the free query critique platform, Query Hack, Publishable co-host, and former literary agent with a background in magazine publishing, medical/technical writing, and journalism.
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