Writers of all types
Some will tell you otherwise, but whether you're writing fiction or nonfiction for publication, chances are you need an impartial editor.
At Flying Pig Media, I perform three types of editing. The first, manuscript evaluation, calls for a single read-through of a manuscript. I then provide comments on its condition and general advice on how it can be improved.
If a manuscript is in fairly good condition in terms of structure, and for novels, characterization and plot, a copy edit is in order. The intent of a copy edit is to check spelling, grammar, punctuation, style, accuracy and consistency.
A developmental edit is more complex and in-depth than a copy edit. Such an edit may call for restructuring of the manuscript to improve the general flow and pacing.
In a novel, a developmental edit can strengthen plot points and organization, as well as reveal continuity problems, as may be found with characterization, scene setting, and plotting.
The writer/editor relationship can be an intimate collaboration. My goal is always to bring your thoughts and words forward to their best advantage.