Jericho Writers
4 Acer Walk , Oxford, OX2 6EX, United Kingdom
UK: +44 (0)345 459 9560
US: +1 (646) 974 9060

How do I know if a developmental edit is the right choice for my manuscript?

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.