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Edits by Kristi offers three levels of content editing, all of which are part of the developmental process and should be completed before copyediting. After working with Kristi, your manuscript will still need to be copyedited and proofread, which are services we no longer provide.

 
 

 
 

manuscript assessment

This is a high-level manuscript critique. The deliverable is a detailed editorial letter (typically 6+ single-spaced pages), highlighting strengths and weaknesses of the overall story, characterizations, pacing, themes, etc., with suggestions for areas to cut, revise, and/or expand. There are no margin notes or line edits provided with this single-pass service.

Turnaround time is approximately one business day per 15,000 words. Some clients use this feedback on an early draft before a full developmental edit.

This service can be done on partial manuscripts and synopses.

 
 

 
 

chapter notes content assessment

This is a comprehensive manuscript content assessment. The deliverables include an overview editorial letter (typically 3–4 single-spaced pages) plus a detailed document with in-depth notes on the content by chapter (typically 10+ single-spaced pages). There are no margin notes or line edits provided with this single-pass service. 

Turnaround time is approximately one business day per 12,500 words.

This service is only available for full (completed) manuscripts.

 
 

 
 

full developmental & line edit*

This is a two-pass service. Round 1 is a chapter-notes assessment (see description and turnaround time above). Round 2 is a thorough line edit on the revised manuscript using track changes and the comment tool in Microsoft Word.

Turnaround time for the line edit is approximately one business day per 10,000 words.

* This service is only available on a referral or invitation-only basis.