The developmental editor is your partner in the writing process. The developmental editor is a constructive collaborator who helps you develop your ideas, organize your content, and develop your theme, characters, or plot. The goal of the developmental editor to to help you become a better writer. Developmental editors do not copyedit or proofread. They focus on ideas and development.
- Developmental editing is the first stage in the editing process
- The editor can work with the author even before the text is written
- A developmental editor helps the author develop ideas, organize the writing, locate resources, and develop content.
- Developmental editing costs $40 an hour