One audio recording from PENCON 2017, includes PowerPoint
Developmental Content Edits: Seeing the Angel in the Marble
Katie (Morford) Phillips
Before a manuscript reaches that stage, first they must undergo a developmental content edit. This type of edit focuses on story, plot, character growth, and world building. This workshop focuses on the “big picture” side of editing, drawing out nuances of character, conflict, and overarching story. It teaches editors to ask the “big questions” of their clients and encourages them to help their clients grow their craft beyond a well-written manuscript into a truly emotional and captivating experience.