We recommend a developmental edit if:
- Your manuscript is in pretty good shape (ie: this should be the last major round of work before submitting to publishers or self-publishing the manuscript).
- You want both broad and narrow comments.
- You want the opportunity to talk at length with your editor.
- You are OK paying for a premium service.
- We recommend a manuscript assessment if:
- Your manuscript is still at a somewhat earlier stage in its journey.
- You feel able to handle the narrower issues yourself, so long as you have reasonable guidance from your manuscript assessment report.
- A developmental edit, which comes at a premium price, won’t necessarily be the best option for you and your manuscript. This is why the process is done via application, where an editor can decide if the development edit is the right service for you before asking you to commit financially to the assessment.