As a fiction judge, I’ve provided developmental feedback to over 30 writers with a focus on constructive and encouraging feedback for emerging authors.
“So happy with Joanne’s developmental feedback. Thorough, very detailed, and thoughtful. Plenty for me to reflect on and fix. Delivered ahead of time and was very clear in her progress at each stage. Joanne is very professional and I have no hesitation in recommending her. Thanks again!”
—Author, publishing under a pseudonym
Developmental feedback and developmental editing for big-picture questions.
You might be asking, “Is my ending satisfying? Should I cut any scenes? Does my narrative point of view work?”
If you want your story to be one your readers can’t stop thinking about, it might be time for an editorial bird’s-eye view.
Mini-edit developmental feedback 🐣
Feedback on your first 10,000 words. Annotated manuscript and editorial report (see table below for details). Weekly email updates. Optional introductory and feedback call. £250 for 10,000 words.
Full manuscript developmental feedback 🐦
Any word count. Annotated manuscript and editorial report (see table below for details). Weekly email updates. Optional introductory and feedback call. Contact me for a personalized quote for your project. Approximately £690 for 60,000 words.
Full manuscript developmental edit 🕊️
Any word count. Annotated manuscript and in-depth editorial report (see table below for details). Weekly email updates. Optional introductory, feedback, and follow-up call. Contact me for a personalized quote for your project. Approximately £1,100 for 60,000 words.
Developmental feedback and editing consider the big-picture of your story. I have different tiers based on the amount of time I spend with your manuscript. Personalized quotes, including for short stories, depend on the scale of the project.
|Details||Full manuscript developmental editing 🕊️||Full manuscript developmental feedback 🐦||Mini-edit development feedback 🐣|
|Number of read-throughs.||2||1||1|
|In-manuscript ‘reader responses’ and editorial notes.||✓||✓||✓|
|Editorial report: characters, dialogue, stakes, plot, pace, transitions, description, setting/world, backstory, showing and telling.||✓||✓||✓|
|Analysis of structure, scene-by-scene notes, character list, editorial questions and suggestions.||✓||x||x|
|Weekly email updates.||✓||✓||✓|
|Introductory and feedback call (optional).||✓||✓||✓|
|Additional follow-up call (optional).||✓||x||x|
|Approximate duration in weeks.||8||4||1|
|Approximate price for 60,000 words (mini-edit 10,000 words).||£1,100||£690||£250|
“I really value Joanne’s contribution to my book. Her outside perspective helped me to pull out the real threads of my story and flesh them out, steering me in the most compelling direction for my readers. She made suggestions that I hadn’t thought of, and asked thoughtful questions that made me think about my story in new ways, so I could get to the heart of what I was trying to say. I would recommend her to anyone who requires a thoughtful editor to give honest and considered feedback.”—Frances, fiction & travel memoir author