• What is Developmental Editing?
    The developmental editor works with the author from the start.

    A developmental editor helps the author refine raw material or early draft stage to help develop the manuscript.

    The developmental editor helps advise organization of material and format, perhaps proposing supplemental material, including appendices, graphics, photos, tables, charts or figures.

    The developmental editor suggests revisions and rewrites but usually leaves the copyediting and proofreading to the copyeditors and proofreaders. In fact, the developmental editor may provide the rest of the editing team a list of points that need to be addressed.