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Why Developmental Editing? Hint: Do You Want Your Best Memoir?

Does your memoir need developmental editing? In this video, I discuss why developmental editing is essential, what a developmental editor does, and why you need it for your memoir.

If the big New York publishing houses NEVER publish a manuscript without extensive editing, why would you as a self-publisher? A professional editor can quickly and effectively help you tweak your story so that you get to say more clearly and dynamically what you have been trying to say.

Editors come in many stripes: some are copy editors, others are content editors while still another kind is a developmental editor. In this post, I want to focus on why developmental editing is your next step.

In this YouTube video, What is Developmental Editing?, I talk about what developmental editing has to do, as the name implies, with developing a memoir manuscript to its full potential. A developmental editor will not shy away from pitching in and helping you to create more and better text. Click on the video below to hear the full article.

why you need developmental editing

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