Content editing is a non-grammatical edit that focuses on big-picture elements that make or break a story. These are issues that a proofreader of copy editor will not address or be able to fix. They include the following:

  • Thematic issues
  • Readability
  • Major Plot Issues
  • Major Character Development Issues
  • Language — Is It Right for Your Genre’s Audience?
  • Dialogue
  • Pacing
  • Showing vs. Telling
  • Inconsistencies in Character Behavior, Speech, Motives

This is $0.010/word.

All editing is done in one round (or pass) using Track Changes, and includes feedback from the editor. Edits are based on current editions of The Chicago Manual of Style and Merriam-Webster’s Collegiate® Dictionary. For UK, Australian, etc. authors who wish to retain their English spelling, an appropriate dictionary is used. We offer a free five-page sample edit.