S45E2 – The Job of a Developmental Editor

There are many kinds of roles you can take if you want to become an editor. If you like being involved early in the process, helping guide an author through the plot and past their roadblocks, you may consider the role of a developmental editor.

Developmental editors are not about the correct grammar and punctuation. Rather, they are the ones who look at the structure of a story as a whole, checking for plot holes, character arcs and the overall structure. The big picture stuff.

First aired August 7, 2023.

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I'm an editor and cover designer for AspenHouse Publishing. I am also a host for AspenHouse's poscast, Writing Roots.

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