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About Developmental Editing

Developmental editing is a type of editing that focuses on the overall structure, content, and organization of a written work, such as a book or manuscript. It involves providing feedback and suggestions to the author to improve the clarity, coherence, and effectiveness of the writing.

It is important because it helps you catch mistakes you may have made during the writing stage. Proofreading ensures that your work is polished and professional and that your ideas are clear. Proofreading is especially important for writing that will be viewed by a larger audience or published: novels, short stories, online articles, and so forth. It is also important in formal writing, such as academic papers, business proposals, and resumes.

What a Developmental Editor does

Developmental editors often work closely with authors to help them develop their ideas, strengthen their arguments, and refine their writing style. This type of editing is typically done in the early stages of the writing process, before copyediting and proofreading

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