Developmental Editing

“I found Joe’s developmental edit to be exceptional. He zeroed in on character development, plot issues, and the interaction between characters–issues with which I had struggled as I finished the manuscript. I knew something just didn’t work, and the several agents who had requested a full also knew something just didn’t work. Joe tapped into these in a positive and frank overview. He helped me immensely. With his input, I saw the manuscript in a different light. I have recommended Joe to several other writers, even if they are not independently publishing. I recommend anyone have Joe take a look at your manuscript before you send a final draft to any agent.” – Anne MacDonald, Author of A Short Time in Luxembourg


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Developmental Edit – Novella

For books up to 49,000 words. This developmental edit will be completed by IBR's editor-in-chief Joe Walters. The edit offers an in-depth critique and analysis of the writer’s manuscript, addressing issues with narrative, structure, pace, characterization, and other broad storytelling concepts. In addition to the issues raised, the editor will provide recommendations for improvement and a consultation over phone or video to address any concerns the author still has. Guaranteed within 6 weeks.

$250.00

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Developmental Edit – Book

For books up to 100,000 words. This developmental edit will be completed by IBR's editor-in-chief Joe Walters. The edit offers an in-depth critique and analysis of the writer’s manuscript, addressing issues with narrative, structure, pace, characterization, and other broad storytelling concepts. In addition to the issues raised, the editor will provide recommendations for improvement and a consultation over phone or video to address any concerns the author still has. Guaranteed within 8 weeks.

$499.00

After purchasing your service, please send your full manuscript, blurb, and any additional questions to IndieBookView@gmail.com. A contract will be sent to you within 12 hours.