Nonfiction and fiction manuscript developmental editing, as well as manuscript evaluations, focus on those elements unique to each form.
Fiction developmental editing and evaluations cover:
> plot and story line;
> structure and theme;
> conflict and tension;
> character development;
> point of view/voice;
> dialogue and pacing.
Nonfiction developmental editing and evaluations cover:
> relevant thesis;
> tone and pace.
As an adjunct professor for the University of Chicago Graham School's Editing Certificate Program, I teach Developmental Editing for Fiction. I also do private webinars and workshops on developmental editing for fiction and nonfiction.