What is a Developmental Edit?

What is a Developmental Edit?

A developmental edit is designed for authors who know what they want to write about but aren’t sure how to organize it for the reader. In most cases, authors who choose this service have already written everything they can think of for their manuscript but are not sure if it is ready for the reader.

A two-round review process is provided for developmental edits.

Here is how the process works at Teddyfly:

Step 1: The author (that’s you) will submit their manuscript to the editor (that’s me). The editor will read through the manuscript and make changes and comments to strengthen the message of the manuscript.

Step 2: The author reads through suggested changes, addresses concerns that the editor has identified, schedules a call with the editor if clarification is needed, then submits the manuscript back to the editor.

Step 3: The editor reviews the updated manuscript, notes any areas of concern that need to be addressed, then returns the manuscript to the author.


After this point, we highly recommend that the author seek a Line or Basic Copy Edit to ensure the manuscript is reviewed for spelling, punctuation, and grammar before publication. We recommend Embee's Elite Services.

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