Maximizing Your Book's Potential: An Expert's Guide to Developmental Editing
This article provides an in-depth guide to developmental editing, including its importance in the publishing process, the roles and responsibilities of a developmental editor, how to choose the right editor, the benefits of collaboration, and tips for maximizing your book's potential. It also covers what to expect during a developmental editing session, including feedback and incorporating suggestions.
How long does developmental editing take?
Developmental editing is a complex and time-consuming process designed to lift a book from its current draft to a publishable standard. It should take approximately one calendar month for an average-sized novel to be edited. However, several factors must be considered when working out the final turn around time for a developmental edit.