Average cost: 0.008-0.009/word
Within a developmental copy edit, your manuscript is edited in full for character, pacing, plot, and stylistic consistency. This is your first and most in-depth edit.
You will receive in-line comments and corrections as well as a separate notes sheet with big-picture comments and style choices. This service is best used in conjunction with at least one Another View Pass but may be enough for manuscripts that are extremely clean. Please be clear about whether you prefer American or British English when you submit the manuscript as well as any other stylistic choices you have made and would like to see upheld.
An external proofread before publication is highly recommended.