Elliott Editorial Online


Developmental Editing


For academic writing and other nonfiction, we use a combination of questions, close reading, research, conversations, and suggestions to help a writer develop a broad topic into a more narrowly focused thesis and outline. We then support the writer as he or she researches, writes, and revises to complete a satisfactory manuscript. For fiction, we first evaluate a writer’s draft, and then we suggest improvements in story line, character development, structure, description, dialogue, and pacing. Then we support the writer through the number of drafts it takes to complete a publishable manuscript.


Estimated Pace: 1–5 ms pgs/hr

Range of Fees: $50–$80/hr