Editorial Distinctions

What is the difference between a developmental edit, a critique, and a copyedit? It’s important to distinguish between an edit that is largely intended to deal with big-picture problems (the developmental edit) and one that is meant to catch the sentence-level problems (a copyedit). It’s common, especially when working with independent authors who can’t afford… Read more Editorial Distinctions

Understanding Genre and Reader Expectations

One key to identifying DE problems is understanding reader expectations, and reader expectations are closely tied to genre. Understanding Audience Expectations When I read a romance, I expect it to end happily ever after. I don’t care if you have a great idea for a heart-breaking ending. I don’t want a heart-breaking ending. I want… Read more Understanding Genre and Reader Expectations