My developmental edit is an in-depth study of your manuscript, with a concentration on:
- development of plot, characters and story flow
- point of view
- trimming/adding/rearranging content to address pace
- sentence structure
I return the completed edit to you electronically in two files.
One file is your manuscript with my edits, questions and comments typed in.
The other file is a redlined edit, where my typed changes are clearly notated with strike-through marks (indicating text I have moved or deleted) and double underlines (indicating text I have added).
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