— Mark Twain
Specializing in development editing our Editor-in-Residence, Lisa Wagner, is here to help you refine your work for the publishing market. Need a copy edit? Great. Love is in the detail. How about help researching the details of your next thriller? We can do that too. We've got you covered from blank page to agent and photo-ready manuscript.
Need to talk your book idea through with someone you trust? How about making sure that your characters are consistent? That overarching themes and concepts move throughout the text? That your chapters seem to flow effortlessly one-into-the-other? These challenges are the life-breath of our Editor-in-Residence, Lisa Wagner. Her speciality? Taking dry, drab, and absolutely deadly academic introductions and making them read like thrillers. We believe that development editing is a wonderful nexus for creative collaboration, and are eager to work with you. Let us help you capture your audience with a good, deep dive into your fiction or non-fiction work.
It is impossible to catch all of your own typos. We all need a trained eye on our work: someone who spots a split infinitive and gasps, who argues the merits of the Oxford Comma, and who is consistent throughout. The question is, where do you find a copy editor who not only knows her grammar, but also delights in what, to some, feels like endless tedium? Here at Ground Orchid we see the thrill of a puzzle in the structures of language, a treasure hunt in typos. Working with us on edits, you can find joy in the job, not merely endure the task while filled with dread and ennui. Let us get giddy together over subtle grammar rules coupled with the beauty of your words.
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— Ambrose Bierce