The Highest Level of Developmental Fiction Editing

Story Coach is the most in-depth, high-level editing service for Fiction writers. It reviews your entire manuscript structure and compares it with a successfully proven Story Arc outline.

After evaluating the foundational elements of characters, plots, and settings, your Content Editor digs deeper into the fine details. They provide individualized coaching on the use of the 38 Story Elements as applicable to your unique manuscript.

You receive an in-depth Substantive Copy Edit with feedback, notes, and recommendations throughout your writing. You get a professional Summary Letter, which allows you to see the “big picture” of your story’s strengths and challenges.

We only provide a Story Coach edit to approved manuscripts.

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Copy Editing

Order a Copy Edit LAST before formatting and publishing.

Recommended ONLY for confident fiction writers who have completed multiple revisions and are prepared to begin formatting

Necessary as your FINAL Story Edit after all Line Edit revisions are complete

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Line Editing

Order a Line Edit as your final REVISION before sharing publicly or distributing your book.

Recommended BEFORE sharing, distribution, review or publication

Necessary MINIMUM Story Edit revision before submitting to literary agents or beta readers

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StoryCoach Editing

Order a StoryCoach Edit to achieve confidence that your story is strong. Get the most COMPREHENSIVE EDIT available. Extensive feedback!

Recommended for Coaching & FEEDBACK. Get an in-depth Development Edit to better structure and develop your story.

Necessary for REVISING, organizing and presenting your narrative. Get assistance with content editing and an extensive assessment of your plot.

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LAST PROOFREAD

Only request professional Copy Editing services as your FINAL EDIT when planning NO revisions to your story.

Recommended ONLY for confident fiction writers who have completed multiple revisions and are prepared to begin formatting

Necessary as your FINAL Story Edit after all Line Edit revisions are complete

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BASIC REVISIONS

Seek professional Line Editing services as the MINIMUM PROFESSIONAL EDIT AFTER YOUR STRUCTURAL REVISIONS as necessary before seeking beta readers, reviews, or agent submissions.

Recommended BEFORE sharing, distribution, review or publication

Necessary MINIMUM Story Edit revision before submitting to literary agents or beta readers

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STRUCTURAL REVIEW

Get professional Content Editing services as a COMPREHENSIVE EDIT and help for your writing skills. Receive structural revisions while referencing your characters, plot, or story arc needs.

Recommended for an IN-DEPTH Content Edit to better organize and polish your writing

Necessary level of HELP REQUIRED when your writing has extensive issues with English grammar, comprehension, clarity, or structure

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SUBSTANTIVE EDIT, CRITIQUE & INSTRUCTIONS

Start with Developmental StoryCoach Editing. Get an in-depth CONTENT EDIT, SUMMARY LETTER, and STEP-BY-STEP INSTRUCTIONS. Receive virtual Book Coaching and follow-up inside our StoryCoach software for two-months. Complete the content revisions to make your story great!

Recommended for Coaching & FEEDBACK. Get an in-depth Development Edit to better structure and develop your story.

Necessary for REVISING, organizing and presenting your narrative. Get assistance with content editing and an extensive assessment of your plot.

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Extensive Developmental Fiction Editing

Your Story Coach conducts an in-depth review of your fiction writing and tests its strengths based upon the following sections:

Characters

  • Engagement in a Scene
  • Point-of-View
  • POV for the Scene
  • Plot Holes (Scenes with No Purpose)
  • Names
  • Appearances
  • Goals
  • Flow from Scene to Scene

Plot

  • Story Arc
  • Scene Name
  • Purpose
  • Pacing
  • Opening Type
  • Entry Hook
  • Anchoring
  • Closing Type
  • Exit Hook
  • Confusing Timelines

Settings

  • Absence of tension or conflict
  • Location
  • Date and/or Time
  • Objects
  • Senses
  • Missing Objects
  • Empty Stage Syndrome

Ask your editor to approve your manuscript for a Story Coach Edit when submitting your manuscript for a free editing sample and professional recommendation.

 

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What Is a Story Coach?

Your Story Coach is a Content Editor who professionally evaluates how good your story is and then shows you specifically how to make it great!

Using a successfully proven story arc “template” to test each section of your writing, your Story Coach analyzes and tells you where and how to make it structurally better. Combining their creative expertise from years of editing in the publishing industry, your Story Coach then outlines exactly what you can do to complete and polish your manuscript for success.

What Does a Story Coach Provide?

If you desire a Story Coach edit, prepare for an intensive revision process after the initial Story Coach Content Edit. There will be many insights to your writing which will require you to adjust accordingly.

Often a Story Coach will recommend reorganization, additions, and truncations to your chapters and scenes. Ultimately, you will decide if you implement these changes or not.

We guarantee that your Story Coach suggests these changes based upon fiction industry standards, extensive writing experience, vetted training, and proven author story arc models.

Word choice, style and copy editing are important, but they don’t matter if you do not have a great story!

 

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What Is a StoryCoach Edit?

StoryCoach Editing is a developmental editing process. It is comprehensive and fully assesses your Fiction story to determine how to perfect your overall story arc structurally.

The StoryCoach Content Edit includes reviewing the 38 Story Elements, essential to creating a powerful story for publishing. This is available only upon recommendation and approval by a certified StoryCoach Editor.

Recommended for Dedicated Story Enthusiasts as a Professional Revision

We recommend a Story Coach only for those authors committed to an additional in-depth revision of their entire novel.

A Story Coach Edit as it is an intense and very successful method using a unique combination of publishing techniques with a high-tech writing software.

You will have inside access to our online writing and editing tool for 2 months following your professional edit using this framework. This allows you to complete your story’s developmental revision according to the industry’s necessary framework, which proves successful again and again for bestselling authors.

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StoryCoach Certification

Certified StoryCoach Editors are unique. They have completed an exclusive 30-hour training and learned to combine their extensive in-depth Content Editing skills with the StoryCoach software.

First Editing is the FIRST StoryCoach Certified Editing enterprise in the world.

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