Developmental Editing


“Karen Propp played an essential role in. . . writing and shaping the book. Her thoughtful voice, perceptive insights, and creative suggestions are sprinkled throughout. . .”
--Amy Edmondson, Harvard Business School, Teaming: How Organizations Learn, Innovate, and Compete in the Knowledge Economy

I will make your work watertight, sturdy enough to sail across the stormy sea of ideas or the vast ocean of the imagination. Developmental editing includes attention to:

  • Core intentions and goals
  • Underlying premise or thesis and its execution
  • Organization: chapters, sections, paragraphs
  • Content to delete or add
  • Prose: Is it clear and precise?
  • Tone/Voice
  • Titles and headings
  • Marketability

I welcome manuscripts at all stages of development.

If you are interested in working with me, please send an email. Please also include a phone number and the best times to reach you. I will get back to you shortly.