Manuscript Development

Manuscript Development



Manuscript Development takes the document as a whole and seeks to fortify its argument for clarity and cohesion. My suggestions focus on aspects that prevent the argument from meeting the reader clearly and convincingly, including structure, narrative, evidence, style, and tone. 

This service is best for book manuscripts, article manuscripts, and dissertation-to-book conversions.

Read more about what you can expect with this kind of editing here

Service Details


Full Revision Plan

I provide practical suggestions and detail them in an editorial letter so you know exactly where to spend your energy.

Big-Picture Perspective

I focus on the macro-elements of a manuscript to ensure that each piece contributes purposefully to the larger goals of the argument.

My suggestions:


Articulate underdeveloped ideas and suggest ways to strengthen them


Brainstorm strategies to fortify the argument and its effectiveness


Suggest revised argument framing, chapter structures, and table of contents

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