Developmental Editing: How I Feel About Your Manuscript

“The most important thing to remember is that, no matter how much work a developmental editor does on a manuscript, the writer makes the final decisions.” As a writer myself (and one susceptible to low self-esteem), I honestly understand the anxiety writers feel when they send their manuscripts to anybody for a second opinion. The anxiety is much higher knowing it’s in an editor’s hands because editors are by nature, reading with critical eyes.

What is Developmental Editing? A Look Inside

I guest-blogged on The Writers' Collective about a developmental editor’s role and how I approach working with writers on their manuscripts. I'm everything from a content organizer to an idea generator.