Our Developmental Editing service gives your manuscript the most in-depth edit Dellarte Press offers. The Developmental Editing service is a three-phase package of editorial services:
Phase One: Developmental Editing
In the Developmental Edit, an editor gives your entire manuscript a detailed review at the book, chapter, and paragraph levels. The editor provides comments throughout the manuscript, to identify areas of your work that may need overall revisions. These revisions for your fiction book will confirm that your content relates to your genre and target audience, and that your plot, pace, characters, and dialogue are consistent throughout your book. You are then given the opportunity to make changes to the content of your book based on the editor’s recommendations.
Phase Two: Content Edit
After you complete the content changes, a content editor will continue the editing process. This Content Edit comes at no additional cost to you—it is included in the Development Editing cost. Grammar, spelling, punctuation, and sentence structure errors are corrected in this phase.
Phase Three: Quality Review
Just like in a car factory, your manuscript will receive one final “test drive” before it is released to be published. An editor will complete one final review to make sure the manuscript follows the Chicago Manual of Style, the style book used by traditional publishing houses nationwide.
The entire editing process typically takes eight to ten weeks (not including any time you spend reviewing your manuscript throughout the phases).
Fast Facts: Developmental Editing
Make sure your book is absolutely ready for publishing by purchasing our Developmental Editing package. The three-phase process conducts an in-depth review of all aspects of your manuscript. For more information or to buy this service, please call 877.217.3420.