Writing & Developmental Editing

Good writing isn’t just a product–it’s a process and a craft. For journal articles, and specially projects as complex such as a book, book proposal, or other longer written deliverable, process matters. Structure and arguments get more complicated at scale, and a good developmental editor challenges an author in the best possible ways, by providing honest and constructive feedback throughout the writing process, helping the writer articulate key ideas effectively, identifying holes in the argument or narrative that need to be filled, and providing general support.

Put my PhD in rhetoric and professional communication; 20 years’ worth of experience studying, practicing, and teaching writing; and track record of successfully earning contracts for each of my three book proposals submitted to top academic publishers (Chicago and Johns Hopkins) to work for you. As your developmental editor, I work with you to focus on the writing process and product rather than nitty-gritty grammar and style cheat concerns. Each package is customized for you based on your needs – coaching on the writing process, feedback on a draft, accountability and project management help, etc. Some basic packages include

The Quick Review: One 30-minute introductory session, one review of an article draft (two hours of time), written or audio feedback on draft, $300
The Journal Article/Book Chapter/Review Package: One 30-minute introductory session and one one-hour post-review session to create and report on review plan for up to 35 pages of text, $400
The Journal Article/Book Chapter Coaching Package: Three one-on-one coaching sessions and up to 35 pages of text for review, $600
The Book Proposal Coaching Package: Six one-on-one coaching sessions to write book proposal and sample chapter drafts with up to 70 pages of text for review, $1200. Also a good package for multiple rounds of article or book chapter revision.
A la Carte by Page: $12 per additional page

Now accepting a limited number of new editing clients, and I’d love to chat with you about your writing needs. Contact me through the Inquiry Form for more information, or use my Calendly form below to schedule an introductory meeting.

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