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

70.00 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.

70.00 EUR
* per license
* includes taxes

Booking

- Our coaching sessions are not a set of recordings. In our online, live training, we address your individual needs.
- Whether as a block of appointments, weekly appointment, once a month, or as required, we are available for you.
- Busy during the week? No problem, we are also available on Saturdays.
- We are happy to take part in group meetings for feedback.
- Each session is usually 60 minutes long.
- Depending on your needs, we can also offer e-mail support or longer units.
- With our calendar, you can book and pay for each session individually or as a series.
- Some of the (billed) work might be done outside the coaching sessions. In that case, we will inform you upfront.
- We offer a 50% discount if you agree to allow your session recordings to be used to promote our coaching.

- Our hourly rate for this service is
70.00 EUR
/hour (including taxes).
- As we work in small iterations and provide estimates upfront, you are always in control of the costs.
- After each iteration, you can book another session or continue on your own.

Schedule a free trial session with

- 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, we can send you an estimate with a summary of the planned work.

- 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.
- We will also offer feedback about your current abilities and the best improvement plan.

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