Publishing Terminology Snapshot: Developmental Editing

Publishers often want to produce content or update existing publications, but don’t have in-house subject matter experts available to write material quickly and economically.

Developmental editing goes beyond basic copyediting to include rewriting, and line-editing existing text, as well as developing, researching and writing new content.

These editors can help publishers develop or refine content. It often requires expertise across academic areas, including engineering, law, business, medicine, and science. Development editing requires a robust project management methodology to manage the process through all steps, including:

  • Content development
  • Content creation
  • SME review and editing
  • Copyediting
  • Final quality assurance testing
  • Customer review

Contact Innodata today to learn how our developmental editors can help with your content.

Other resources:

Wikipedia – Developmental Editing