In fiction, story is everything and how you tell that story defines you as a writer. Book Nanny provides a range of structural and developmental editing services to suit every writer’s needs.
Structural editing deals with the ‘bigger picture’ elements of a manuscript and looks at the structure of your narrative and your story as a whole.
Book Nanny’s structural line editing service focuses on the essential elements of storytelling: character, plot, dialogue, pacing, setting, point of view and narrative voice. It examines how each element interacts with the others to build the world of your story for the reader.
A structural line edit includes:
- A line by line, fully-annotated structural analysis of the manuscript using the Comments function in MS Word
- Comments on any stylistic issues or patterns which arise
- A detailed evaluation report offering an overview of the structural issues with suggestions as to how you might resolve them in your next draft
- Comments on any premise, target readership or genre issues in the manuscript
A manuscript assessment is an excellent and cost-effective way to see how your story is shaping up so far. I will read your book and prepare an in-depth report (min. 4 to 6 pages) highlighting the main structural strengths and weaknesses of the narrative.
I will look at the premise of your book, at stylistic, genre and target readership issues. I will also make recommendations to help you with the next set of rewrites or redrafting. I can also tailor the assessment to comment on any specific narrative or genre queries that you may have.