Manuscript Evaluation/ Developmental Editing
As a developmental editor I will read your manuscript through once making general notes and basic line edits, then read it a second time taking much more detailed notes. Afterward I will compile my notes, examining the elements (narrative structure, character arcs, etc.) of your manuscript and how effectively they’re working, then write an extensive report - a roadmap for revision - that analyzes the strengths and weaknesses of your manuscript and recommends actions to improve it from the macro to the micro level.
Within the manuscript itself I'll flag inconsistencies, awkward or confusing phrasing, grammatical errors, and line-editing issues as needed or requested.
For this service I charge $50 an hour. The amount of time spent on a particular work will vary depending upon its needs. Please contact me and I can come up with a rough estimate for your work.