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STEFANIE NEWELL
WRITING COACH

DEVELOPMENTAL EDITING

Are you unfamiliar with what developmental editing is? Well, developmental editing (also known as substantive editing) focuses on structural issues, sequencing, pacing, point of view, and any other big picture questions an author has about whether their book works as-is.

This type of editing doesn’t take into consideration spelling, grammar, or punctuation but instead focuses on whether the overall book meets the needs of your genre and target audience.

Developmental editing answers questions like, is my writing good enough? Have I written enough? Am I ready to publish?

Developmental editing allows you to publish your book with confidence!

Listen, I’m passionate about writing and I find absolute joy in assisting aspiring writers to bring their book ideas to fruition!

I’ve amassed over 1.5 million views on YouTube and have over 12 years of experience coaching aspiring writers on their journey to becoming published authors!

Get feedback on your manuscript so that you can publish your book with confidence!

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

What genres do you provide developmental editing for?

Any non-fiction genre. However, I primarily work with memoirs, self-help, and business-related books. I’ve chosen these non-fiction genres because they are genres where I can provide the most value. With that being said, there are some fiction genres I will consider providing developmental editing for. Please include your genre in the application below.

What is the minimum word count?

In order to provide my clients with value, the minimum word count for developmental editing is 10,000 words. With that being said, under certain circumstances, I will consider smaller word counts.

How long does the process take?

Depending on my schedule and your book’s word count, it can take anywhere from 4 to 6 weeks.

Will you do rewrites?

No, my goal as your developmental editor is to provide you with feedback on how you can improve your writing. I will make suggestions on what needs to be improved, however, you will handle rewrites if there are any needed.

THE PROCESS

SUBMISSION

Submit an application below to receive a quote based on your book’s word count. Once payment is received, submit your manuscript as a Google Docs or Microsoft Word file.

GET FEEDBACK

In 4 to 6 weeks, receive a markup of your manuscript and an in-depth assessment of your book’s strengths and weaknesses.

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CONSULTATION

Receive a 30-minute consultation after your manuscript has been returned to answer any questions you have about the markup and/or assessment.

What My Clients Are Saying..

I enjoyed my interaction with Stefanie and found her to be attentive and professional. She really got me started in the right direction! She dots all the “I’s” and crosses all the “T’s” for sure!

MADISON JONES

WRITER & HOLLYWOOD PRODUCER, DEPASSE JONES ENTERTAINMENT

Stefanie was amazing!  She assisted me through the process of completing my book and gave me a whole new perspective on the art of writing.

LARRY GRIFFIN JR. (Professionally known as S1)

TWO TIME GRAMMY AWARD WINNING MUSIC PRODUCER

I came across Stefanie on her YouTube channel after getting great tips from there on writing I decided to contact her for further guidance in writing my first book. I got started with the free 30-minute consultation that she offers, an excellent opportunity where I learned what I needed to do first. It was only my first draft and being a first-time writer I thought I could go into editing and publishing. Stefanie advised me on the steps that I needed to accomplish before going into editing and publishing. We decided to start with a manuscript critique. It’s an essential first step as a writer because it gave me (the writer) ideas and areas that I can improve my manuscript. She gave me great feedback on my manuscript that I know will improve my book. Stefanie is looking to help above all else, she worked with me and offered services that were within my limited budget and I am so grateful. I know I am on the right track with my book because of working with Stefanie and I have my go-to person for all my writing projects and even much more. Thank you Stefanie.

MARY RITHO

AUTHOR

SUBMIT YOUR APPLICATION

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    Do you write:

    What genre do you write?

    Who is the target audience for your book? Be specific! Age range, gender, likes, personality traits, interests, etc.

    What is the exact word count for your book?

    What questions do you have about what you've written thus far? (Up to 3 questions)

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    *Please note: you will receive a quote via email within 2 business days. All developmental edits come with a 30-minute consultation which must be scheduled the week after your manuscript is returned, or else forfeited.