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Editorial Services


Developmental Editors

Developmental editors, or DEs, work with authors through the phases of writing and revision to ensure that manuscripts reach their potential and communicate clearly to readers. Specific tasks vary depending on the needs of the client and the project, but developmental editors might

  • Analyze a completed manuscript and provide suggestions for improvement
  • Work with an author to develop a plan for a manuscript
  • Address broad issues of content and organization
  • Rewrite and restructure text
  • Work with art, photos, tables, and charts
  • Perform all tasks of substantive editing

Because developmental editing encompasses so much—from a general review to hands-on work with an author over months or even years—cost can vary from several hundred dollars to tens of thousands of dollars.


I wanted to tell you how helpful and comprehensive your editing work was for the annual report. Your edits were above and beyond what we’d normally expect for copyediting, and it was fun to work on the project with you so closelylarge-white-quotes


Cristal Guderjahn