Developmental Editing & Writing Consulting

Writing isn’t easy. It can be time consuming, exhausting, and often frustrating. I can help make writing more manageable (and hopefully even enjoyable!).

Developmental Editing - For a fresh perspective on a project

Developmental editing provides a more hands-on approach to revision compared with language editing alone. I'll assess the structure, logic, and clarity of your work to ensure its suitability for your intended audience.

Developmental editing can be especially helpful if you feel 'stuck' on a project and are struggling to move forward. We'll work together to help you see your material through a new lens and discuss enhancements that can move your project closer to where it needs to be.

This type of editing is unique to every project. In some cases, I'll use comments to identify potential content-related changes: organizational problems, holes in your argument, and areas that could benefit from expansion. In others, I'll identify big-picture, structural issues and shift content myself to give you a new look at your project.

Developmental editing is particularly intensive. Given the necessary investment, I would encourage you to have a complimentary 30-minute phone consultation so I can learn more about the current status of your project, the degree of guidance you need, and where you’d like to be at the end of the project.

Developmental editing

  • Manuscript review to assess logic, organization, content, etc.
  • Guidance regarding audience, structure, level of detail, and material to be added/omitted/modified.
  • Constructive criticism via written comments and formative/summative feedback.
  • Email, text, and voice support throughout the editing process.
  • Guaranteed availability for additional editing services (if you wish) when your material is finalized.

Writing Consulting - For 1:1 help with your writing process

Writing consulting provides a holistic assessment of your writing to identify strengths and areas for improvement. 

Through one-on-one consultations, we’ll collaborate to create a personalized toolkit that will make the writing process easier, improve your writing skills, and help you to tackle writing-related issues in the future. You'll develop strategies to write more concisely, fluently, and effectively.

Before opting in to a consulting schedule, we’ll arrange a complimentary 30-minute phone consultation so I can learn more about you, your struggles and successes with writing up to this point, and where you’d like to be at the end of our time together.

Writing consulting

  • 1:1 consultation (billed hourly) to help you plan, draft, and revise your writing.
  • Review and critique of work in progress to assess audience, organization, content, etc.
  • Email, text, and voice support for quick questions, planning, exchanging drafts, and similar preparatory/process-related work between consultations.
  • Guaranteed availability for comprehensive editing services (if you wish) when your draft is finalized.

Investment

Developmental editing starts around $0.10/word.

Consulting is billed at $75/hour.

Installment plans are available, and I am open to contract-based work.

Please contact me to discuss your goals for your writing, and we can determine an arrangement to suit your needs and budget.

"She’s the perfect resource for all my writing needs."

Taryn provides an exceptional service that is second to none. Her quality and value for the money is truly unbeatable. She has a fresh and unique style of writing that works for my audience, so she’s the perfect resource for all my writing needs.

Daniel L., Business owner, United Kingdom

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