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Developmental Editing

$.01-.02 per word

This is plot-level editing. In a developmental edit, I will analyze how your scene weave, character arcs, pacing, and other plot devices ultimately contribute toward creating the emotions and effects you're aiming to evoke.

This is your ideal choice if you have a NaNoWriMo novel with major plot holes you don't know how to fix, if you need to adapt a story to fit better within a certain genre, or if you need to cut a lot of word count.

The maximum cost for any combination of developmental editing, copy editing, proofreading, and mental health sensitivity review is $.02 per word.

Please read more below.

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More About This Type of Review

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Features of my Services

Encouragement and positivity

Any type of review will come with at least two pages of analysis of your story's existing strengths (and what opportunities they offer you). As a writer facing down revisions, it's important to what you already doing right so you don't end up sacrificing the gold with the rubble. 

Competitive Pricing

My rates fall within the median range put forth by the Editorial Freelancer's Association and below the median ranges found on Reedsy. The maximum cost for any combination of developmental editing, copy editing, proofreading, and mental health sensitivity review is $.02 per word.

Once we begin a conversation and decide on a rate, I will create a contract using Hello Bonsai. I ask for half of the payment upfront and half at completion, but larger projects can go by milestone. Payment options are available through my business profiles on Paypal, Cashapp, and Venmo.

Tailored to Your Goals

My editorial style is adaptable to your ideal path to publication, the audiences you wish to reach, and the emotions and effects you wish to evoke within your story. If you have a message to send out into the world, I want to make sure it's loud and clear—and positioned on a mountaintop.

Deadlines Tailored to the Project

Timelines depend on the length of the project and the intensity of the work. Start a conversation today to book a spot on my calendar! 

Once we begin a conversation and decide on a timeline, I will create a contract using Hello Bonsai to hold myself accountable.

Standard Pricing

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Let's make your writing shine.

Interest Form

Which service(s) are you interested in?

Thanks for taking the next step toward making your story shine! To help me get a better understanding of your needs, please send a sample of the book to courtneymdh@gmail.com and I will edit your first 1,000 words or two pages for free. 

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