Developmental Editing & Coaching Services

Struggling to find your voice? Not sure if your draft accomplishes what you intended? Thinking about revision but not sure where to begin?

For writers of fiction and nonfiction who would like supportive and structured feedback on work in progress, I offer developmental editing and coaching.

I love working with writers who want a fresh pair of eyes to let them know what’s already working well and where a piece could be strengthened. My editing and coaching style is kind and candid, rooted in respectful collaboration with you, the writer. Throughout the process, you retain ownership of your writing.

Let’s Get Started

Contact me now at to discuss your project and editing needs.
I look forward to working with you!

Frequently Asked Questions

What is developmental editing?

Developmental editing focuses at the level of the story, the chapter or the essay; it looks at the big picture. It considers the overall structure, character development, setting, narrative arc, dialogue, plot, pacing, and themes.

What isn’t developmental editing?

Editing comes in many flavors; it’s important to get the kind you need. Development editing is not copy-editing. It doesn’t mark or correct sentence-level problems, such as grammar, spelling, punctuation, syntax, etc. Nor is it proof-reading for typos, consistency of verb tenses, repetitious use of words or phrases, etc.

What does your editing process entail?

My goal is to support you in achieving your vision for a particular piece of writing. You will receive two close reads, detailed typed marginal comments, and an Editorial Letter. Specific feedback will identify strengths, offer suggestions for revision, and respond to your questions about the piece.

What happens after I receive your feedback?

After you receive my feedback, if you would like to have a face-to face conversation about marginal comments and/or the Editorial Letter, we can arrange a 60-minute Zoom meeting at a mutually convenient time for an additional fee. This is a great option to clarify any points and develop a strategy for revision or next steps.


Rates depend on the length and complexity of the piece. I strive to offer reasonable rates. Drop me a note now at to set up a complimentary phone or Zoom chat to discuss your work in progress.

I look forward to working with you!