• Do you have a draft of your book that’s 90% there?
  • Have you been collecting thoughts for years, but aren’t sure how to make them flow?
  • Are you close to submitting your book to agents and publishers, but you’d like a final set of eyes?

I offer developmental editing services for thought leadership books to help bring your ideas to life.

What’s developmental editing?

Have you ever read a nonfiction book that seemed choppy or disjointed? Maybe the argument jumped around, or the flow was hard to follow.

That author could have benefited from developmental editing.

It’s a specialized sort of “big picture” editing meant to help you organize your ideas and perfect the flow of your argument. Unlike copyediting or line editing, which put the final polish on your words, developmental editing happens at an earlier stage, and puts the final polish on your book’s flow.

Who needs a developmental editor?

A developmental editor can come in handy if:

  • You’re not sure what to write next.
  • You’re finished with the manuscript, but it seems disjointed.
  • You don’t know if your book makes your point clearly.
  • You think your book might be too short – or too long.
  • You want to be 100% confident that your book will reach your target audience.
  • You want a better chance at landing an agent or a book deal.

If you’d like to know more about how a developmental editor can help your book, give me a call today.