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A structural edit looks at the big picture, helping to shape the text.

A structural edit includes, but is not limited to:

  • Organizing the material to create a coherent structure and flow

  • Managing chapters, headings and sections

  • Expanding or reducing the material

  • Identifying missing or repetitive information

  • Analyzing character, plot and story development and providing feedback on improving the strengths and reducing the weaknesses

  • Analyzing world building

  • Assessing the flow of dialogue and its relationship to characterization

In addition to edits and comments directly on the manuscript, a structural edit will include a 5 to 10 page evaluation.

*A structural edit will not address specific issues with grammar or spelling but will provide feedback on the manuscript's overall language, tone and word usage.

The foundation for a structural edit
Structural Editing: Service
Structural Editing: Testimonials

Recommending Amanda as an editor is easy. Her thoughtful structural and story development edits, along with nuanced character suggestions, were not only incredibly helpful but in hindsight, critical to improving the work. Additionally, she was approachable and encouraged my many questions. The whole process has been amazing and straight-up the best decision I've made as an author.

Gerry Higgins, Lapis Concordia

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