Don’t cry, Sweet Pea. Help is on the way . . .
Quick–what’s the difference between developmental editing and line editing? What can you expect from a critique? Is line editing the same as copy editing?
Don’t cry, my little rose bud! Help is on the way.
These explanations may give you some clarity and clear up those tears.
Manuscript critique – a critique consists of a compilation of feedback in the form of a letter (typically) regarding pacing, flow of narrative, transitions, voice, structure and other essential elements of stylish prose. This will provide a subjective view of the strengths and current weaknesses of your manuscript. You typically do not receive comments on the manuscript itself, as with a line edit.
Developmental editing – this extensive type of editing allows you to take a birdie’s eye view of your whole manuscript. With this type of editing, you may receive feedback in the form a of lengthy, detailed letter focusing…
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