The Ultimate Editing Experience
A developmental edit is an investment, not just in your current manuscript, but in YOU as a writer. A full developmental edit includes everything in the manuscript evaluation, and more.
It is specific. It is detailed. It is EDUCATIONAL. I don't just tell you what you need to work on, I tell you where, how, and why.
With charts. Graphs. Visual aids. And disco lights.
It is especially important for first-time authors to get this done.
What you get:
A detailed report summarizing the key strengths and areas for improvement in your manuscript, giving you a clear picture of where you stand, including:
Constructive Critique: Insightful feedback on crucial elements like plot structure, character development, pacing, and dialogue, ensuring your story's foundation is rock solid. In addition to what you would get with the manuscript evaluation, you also receive:
Feedback on 38 story elements
A revision plan
Charts and graphs illustrating data on your novel
Market Viability Analysis: An assessment of your manuscript’s potential in the current market, helping you understand how your story might be received by readers and publishers.
Actionable Recommendations: Practical, tailored suggestions for improvement, enabling you to take the next steps in refining your manuscript.
Detailed and specific feedback within your text: Extensive in-line comments throughout the manuscript
Encouragement and Support: Positive reinforcement highlighting your strengths as a writer, providing you with the confidence and motivation to continue your creative journey.
A Coaching Call: The full developmental edit includes one free coaching call, in which we discuss your questions about the feedback, and next steps for moving forward.
I am a certified Fictionary Story Coach Editor. What this means is that I am trained in using not just the Fictionary Software, but in how to do a developmental edit that is clear, specific, actionable, and kind.
Fictionary Story Coach edits focus on 38 story elements. These elements are evaluated for each and every scene in your manuscript.
You get the big picture view, but you also get analyses and feedback on all your scenes.
Fictionary does not use AI. It is a software system that is powered by humans. Everything is hand-coded into the program in order to get the charts and graphs it produces. However, if you would like to hire me for a full developmental edit, but would prefer I not use this software, I am more than happy to do so.
"With Angie’s help I was able to not only assess the quality of my writing, but also confront structural issues present in my work. Plot holes, payoffs, pacing, and more. Her helpful analysis made me more confident than ever in moving to the next stage of my novel.
38 story elements
Characters per scene
Point of view
POV character goal (internal)
POV goal related to plot
What if goal fails?
Scene impact on POV character
Scene impact on protagonist
POV knowledge gained
Characters in motion
Scene opening type
Scene closing type
Reader knowledge gained