Developmental Editing (Manuscript Coaching)
This service is for authors who do not have a completed manuscript and are in the early stages of the development of the manuscript. The purpose of developmental editing is to help an author walk through the vision of her manuscript and to help her achieve the outcomes that she intended. Our editors build rapport with the author to help her work through an idea from an outline to a rough draft. This includes focusing and clarifying the author’s vision by providing guidance on theme development, presentation style, point of view, and tone. Importantly, ZION editors will help the author identify her target audience and better understand how her book project fits into the overall marketplace.