It's time to dive deep. Developmental editing is also known as substantive editing and structural editing.
Developmental editing is the first step in the professional editing adventure.
Your rough draft is understandably rough and a second set of eyes is needed to help you gauge whether the piece fulfills its intended purpose.
Another perspective, one both sensitive to the creative process and versed in the literary rules of the road, will help turn your first draft into a stronger, more impactful second draft.
Here is where we evaluate the content for coherence, readability, and consistency as it relates to the audience, purpose, and style of the project.
Developmental editing may result in more extensive revision that includes cutting, adding, and/or rearranging content. It is followed by copyediting and proofreading before final publication.