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Developmental Fiction

Developmental Fiction Editing - Fix Your Fiction

So you've finished your novel!

Are you an indie author in need of a developmental edit or manuscript critique?

Or maybe you’ve stalled and need fresh eyes on your manuscript or a brainstorming session? I’m Karen McKellar and I specialise in developmental fiction editing and manuscript critiques. I also write author copy. I believe an edit should address the particular issues in a manuscript and develop the author’s skills to a whole new level.

Coaching Services and author copy

I also offer coaching services for less experienced authors, plus blurb and bio services, blog posts and website copy.

I’m a member of the US Editorial Freelancers Association.

Feel free to have a look around the website, check out my blogs, and contact me if you have any questions.


“ When you write a book, you spend day after day scanning and identifying the trees. When you’re done, you have to step back and look at the forest" ~ Stephen King

How we can work together

Opening Chapters

The opening chapters of your novel are your chance to grab a reader or agent’s attention. I offer a standard 10,000 word package.

Manuscript Critique

Get a detailed report on your entire novel. My manuscript critique package consists of an editorial report with actionable advice.

Developmental Edit

Dig deep into your manuscript with a full developmental edit, complete with track commenting and a comprehensive editorial report. 

This developmental editor just does a fantastic job, every time. I've worked with her three times now and every time she just nails it - S.G.

Let's Chat

Ready to get some practical and actionable feedback from a professional?

Whether you’re an indie author or someone intending to submit to an agent, you need a pair of fresh eyes on your manuscript. You’re looking for more than a beta read – you want detailed and honest feedback that takes you seriously as a professional. I’ll analyse your novel, offering insights, suggestions and a practical course of action for you to follow.