Author Topic: Developmental Editor offering free editing in exchange for testimonial  (Read 499 times)

Offline romwrit

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Hello everyone!

I've been reviewing books for Publisher's Weekly magazine for almost 6 years now. I'm a current member of the Editorial Freelancers Association and I have my own book review blog. I'm looking to grow my portfolio for developmental editing.

I have an MBA from Keller Graduate School of Management and a BA in Criminal Justice from the University of Texas @ Arlington. I'm currently in the process of starting my own publishing company, and I'd like to get more testimonials/reviews for my website for which I"m offering free editing services.

Although I will correct minor grammatical and punctuation errors as I go along, as a developmental editor I will concentrate on the following:

Character development: Do the main characters grow as the story progresses?

Relationship development

Story development and pacing

Info dumping

Head hopping


Easy fixes

Weak conflict

Starting point

Showing vs telling


I'm open to most genres. Here are the exceptions:

Young adult; however New Adult (main characters are 18+) is welcome.

For the books selected for this editing project, along with the free service is an automatic submission to my publishing company.

If you're interested, please respond to this message or email me at

Happy Writing!!
Gwyn Jordan
Freelance Developmental Editor