Developmental Editing

Developmental Editing

Our main focus will be the storyline, worldbuilding, character development, pacing, structural issues, etc. Includes an editorial report.

Is this service right for you?

For a novel to reach its full potential, you'll want an unbiased review of all its finer points: character, pacing, plot, character arcs, romance (if any), story development, etc. Our developmental editing package offers that and so much more. We will work side by side with you to make your novel the best it can be.

This package includes:

  • in-text edits/tracked changes/comments in the manuscript
  • an editorial report
  • critique more in-depth than industry standards
  • basic copy/line editing
  • basic proofread
  • 2x 30min chats via Zoom after you receive feedback
  • discount on second or third editing (i.e. proofreading for the same novel)

Our expertise, cost, and turnaround time

fantasy, romance (including paranormal), young adult (romance, dystopian, fantasy), and thrillers

Starting at $0.03 per word

A note on pricing: If you choose to do a developmental edit following a beta read with us, the cost of the beta read will be deducted from your developmental edit total.

Booking: Please note that as of April 1, 2024, a 10% deposit of the total cost will be required to book a developmental editing slot.

Over 100,000 words?

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2 weeks or less for a novella (60K and under)
3-4 weeks for a novel (60K and over)

Quick Quote

Round up to nearest 1,000 words
Estimated Cost:
Estimated cost subject to change. You can request an official quote here.

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What authors say about us

“Concise, professional, and efficient!”

“Alexa proofed my manuscript for Queen’s Edge and polished it to perfection! Quick, concise, and efficient. I highly recommend her to anyone.”

Elle Beaumont

Author of The Hunter fantasy series


Pricing is in US dollars and is subject to change. Manuscript length and complexity can lead to additional charges. We will always contact you before proceeding in such cases.

English Proficiency

We do not accept manuscripts with a poor mastery of the English language. If you are unsure, please send us the first chapter of your work. Any misrepresentation of the complexity of your novel will lead to your order being cancelled.


Unless otherwise specified on your invoice, turnaround for the majority of our packages is 2-3 weeks. We can accommodate urgent requests, but there will be an additional rush fee. Please contact us in advance.