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 Preface
 
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 Introduction
1 What Developmental Editing Is 1 Whom This Book Is For 2 What This Book Covers 3
Some Ground Rules
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Concept: Shaping the Proposal
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 Author Profile: The Veteran
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Client Profile: The Agent
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 Assignment: The Proposal with Too Many Concepts
12Locate the Concept 14Profile the Audience 18Evaluate Market Potential 20Bring the Vision into Focus 22
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Content: Assessing Potential
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 Author Profile: The First-Timer 
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Client Profile: The Big Trade House
29
 Assignment: The Tome with Too Many Subjects
30Size Up the Author 31Size Up the Publisher 33Size Up the DE 35Create a Content Summary 39Find the Main Subject 42
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Thesis: Finding the Hook
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 Author Profile: The Coauthors
48
Client Profile: The Small Trade House
50
 Assignment: The Study with Too Many Theses
51Cull Theses from Topics 52Beware of the Rehash 55Choose the Main Thesis 58Create a Working Title 62
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Narrative: Tailoring the Timeline
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 Author Profile: The Historian
68
Client Profile: The Copublisher 
70
 Assignment: The Sprawling Saga
71Untangle Timelines from Arguments 72Find the Main Timelines 74Brainstorm Timeline Strategies 76Compose the New Timeline 80Finetune the Timeline 81Restore Bits of Argument 85
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Exposition: Deploying the Argument
91
 Author Profile: The Theorist
92
Client Profile: The University Press
93
 Assignment: The Theory with Too Many Tangents
94Untangle Arguments from Timelines 95Find the Main Arguments 98Brainstorm Argument Strategies 101Compose the New Argument 103Finetune the Argument 105Restore Bits of Timeline 107
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Plan: Drafting a Blueprint
• 112 Write Up the Plan 113Compose Chapter Theses 119Intervene Strategically • 122
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Rhythm: Setting the Pace
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 Author Profile: The Sole Authority
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Client Profile: The Regional House
• 125
 Assignment: The Local History Turned Personal
• 126Rearrange the Furniture 127

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