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Developmental Editor Package

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$150 for Capitol Crimes Members

$300 for Nonmembers

To register for the Developmental Editor Package:

Writing can be any work in progress and any genre of less than 5,000 words.

Email with the following:

  • "Developmental Editor" in the Subject Heading
  • Best email to contact you
  • Title of work being submitted
  • Word count
  • Writing to be edited attached in the following format:
    • Word doc, Word docx, or Rich Text Format (RTF)
    • Name file: AuthorName_StoryTitle.docx
    • Title and Author centered at beginning of document
    • Times New Roman 12pt font
    • Double spaced
    • 1” margins
    • 0.5”indent for the first line of all paragraphs including the first paragraphs after a break (Do not use a tab to indent; use paragraph formatting)
    • Use smart (curly) quotes, not straight quotes
    • Use an m-dash — not one or two hyphens
    • Use a centered * * * * * to indicate an intended white line break
    • Use italics for italicized words, not an underscore

Once your submission has been approved, you will receive an invoice by email to the address you designated.

Upon receipt of payment, your work will be forwarded to Kristen. She will return her first set of comments within 14 days of receipt.

All work included in this package will be concluded by November 30, 2020. See further details on our Developmental Editor page. If you have further questions, please email us at

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