Our Developmental Editing Services

With LODE, put your best book forward. Our developmental edit provides you with an in-depth assessment and overhaul of your entire manuscript.

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Our Developmental Editing Services

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Our Developmental Editing Services

80.00 EUR
* per item
* includes taxes
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The purpose of developmental editing is to take your book to the next level.

Developmental editing is used for manuscripts that are complete or nearly complete. If you are still looking for help organizing your ideas or have many loose ends that need to be connected, we can help you with planning.

If you know what you want to say but haven't quite hit the right notes, or if your beta readers point out a lack of consistency or clarity in your manuscript, developmental editing can help immeasurably. We'll guide you through the process of assessing the order of sections or chapters (even sentences and paragraphs), making sure that nothing feels superfluous and, at the same time, that there are no gaps in logic. We'll point out general issues of consistency in terms of pacing and voice.

Developmental editing requires collaborative, iterative work. Iteration can result in tasks for you, the author, to clarify the existing text or add new text.

Additional Notes:

  • Please note that additional hours are required when working together (you and our editor) or when an additional conversion of the text into a different document format is required.
  • We track changes to your manuscript during developmental editing, which you can accept or reject (please note that this might require conversion into a different document format).
  • What has worked with past clients is to go through the edited text together and discuss issues we have found.
  • You may have new tasks (rewriting, research, adding additional text, removing text, etc.).
  • If you are happy with the result, we can provide additional copy-editing services, consistency checking services, and proofreading services.
  • We recommend, though, that we do another round of editing, focusing on the changes you have made to the manuscript.
  • Depending on the number of changes, each iteration will probably be quicker than the previous one.
80.00 EUR
* per license
* includes taxes

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- The trial session (by default via video conference, but we also offer text chat on request) is free and non-binding.
- You can ask specific questions about our coaching and how we'll work together.
- During the meeting, we will discuss what steps are required to reach your goal.
- If you do not have a goal yet, that is fine, too. We can discuss various topics; you select what path to pursue.

- If you are happy with the session, you can book individual coaching sessions.
- If applicable, we will send you an estimate with a summary of the planned work outside the coaching sessions.

Conna Craig

Conna Craig

Hello, I’m Conna Craig. I’ve had the pleasure of working with Clemens for seven years. Being thousands of miles apart, we have worked remotely the entire time.  

I’m a writer, editor, and experienced public speaker.After graduating from Harvard, I co-founded a research organization that created policy blueprints for the domestic policy councils of two White House administrations. I have edited 24 non-fiction books and have spoken before audiences totaling nearly 30,000 people. 

I live in Monterey, California, with my dog, Carl.

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Every page of your book should be totally error-free

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This facet of editing ensures that your manuscript has been "double-checked" to make sure that details are accurate and consistent throughout the book.

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Let us help you ensure your manuscript easily flows from one paragraph to the next, while remaining consistent and maintaining your voice and style.

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