What’s Included: Applying the Chicago Manual of Style, an editor will read your unfinished or first-draft manuscript to assess the content of the book. Edits will be provided as in-line comments. For fiction, the editor will look at plot structure, character development, and pacing. For non-fiction, the editor will look at the organization of the information and whether it is engaging and understandable.
You will also receive a scheduled call with your editor to discuss the edits after you have reviewed them. It is suggested that you make a list of questions regarding the edits before you receive the call.
What’s NOT Included: While the editor will point out where content needs improvement and may offer suggestions on how to make it better, they will not write the improved version for you. After an author receives their developmental edits, it is expected that they will rewrite or complete the manuscript. Because of this, no input on spelling, typos, grammar, readability, etc. is provided. It is recommended that the author have the revised manuscript edited again at one of the higher levels.
Turnaround Time: 20 business days