Developmental Editing & Strategy

When you need reliable, honest & thorough feedback on what you’ve already written

developmental editing: manuscripts

Get clear feedback and a strategic plan for your complete manuscript.

A Dev Edit gives you insight into a range of big-picture highlights and challenges in your ms.

Gain the confidence that your book is saying and doing exactly what you think it is saying and doing before your next revision, or before you send it off to an agent, publisher, or a line or copyeditor.

3 weeks

Rush rate available


Feedback & Planning

Expect a full edit letter, in-line comments on the first & last chapter (up to 40pp) and a 60-min strategy call.

$.04 per word

Writers who choose coaching after a dev. edit receive $100 credit towards any coaching service.

“We were uncertain about how to write a non-fiction biography: how many direct quotes to include, where to start, what to focus on, how to bring our central figures voice to the page.

Caroline gave our manuscript the most detailed notes, and gave us the confidence to move forward in a new genre. Now we have pages for our proposal that we can be proud of, knowing that we’ve focused on the right ideas and included the right details.”

The Real Rosalind: The Brilliance of Rosalind Franklin (Lerner, 2025)

Janet F.

YA Author

Are you ready for feedback that will make a difference?