Developmental editing is an in-depth process (very coach-like), where the editor works closely with you to make all those bits and pieces of your story or nonfiction narrative come together for the reader.
It’s not just about grammar or word choice, but is primarily focused on making the table of contents or the plot make sense. It’s about character development and consistency in referencing different people/characters and concepts throughout your creation.
This is really the most intensive collaboration between writer and editor, I think. Remember that you may not need an intensive level of collaboration for all the aspects of the creation of your book. The manuscript evaluation phase previous to this one will give you an idea of whether or not you need developmental editing or can skip to the copyediting phase.
But if you need help organizing your story or thematic work, I can help with that.
If you’d like an idea of what I charge for these services, head over to my Value page.
If you’d like a quote for your particular project, just contact me.