Content/Developmental Editing

Content or developmental editing should be the first type of professional editing that gets done. It involves looking at what makes up your story: the plotline (and possibly plot holes), story arc, content relevance, characters’ likability and arcs, characters’ goals, motivation, and conflicts, believability, pacing, tension, unresolved threads, world building, and scene setting. Content editing involves taking your idea, characters, and plots, and building them into a solid foundation to base your story on.

Since the story is your baby, I will work closely with you to make sure that you get the best version of the story you wanted to tell on paper. Therefore, my content editing service includes a 3-hour Skype session (used all at once, or in small periods over time) to discuss your expectations, what you think you need help with, and the edits, so you are happy with the final result. The Ribbon Marker content editing also includes a free post-edit follow-up, after you have incorporated the initial edits.

For pricing information, please see Pricing & Payment.