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A freelance editor, I specialize in fiction but I've worked on non-fiction as well as web copy, corporate literature, and non-profit materials. I also edit and write for the group blog Magnificent Nose, which covers many topics but gravitates towards articles about writing and reading.

I'm also a lyricist; a guitarist for the band Baroque & Hungry; and I'm a touring cyclist.

You can contact me about editing matters here. (Please don't use this form for Stack Exchange business; instead, ping me in chat.)


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reviewed No Action Needed When mentioning two items in a sentence, should I specify which one I'm referring to in the next one?
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reviewed No Action Needed How to research and discover topic popularity and trends when tasked with topic selection for article writing?
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reviewed No Action Needed Do publisher ever automatically reject unread stories
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reviewed Leave Open What do “p” and “pp” mean in the context of an index?
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comment Is it good to write sexually?
This question is extremely vague and difficult to answer. Can you be more specific the problem?
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revised Short Story first or skip to Screenplay
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comment Is it bad to include subplots that don't push the story forward?
@BroSlow - I think the comparison gives us a high-level view of how fashions and perceived best practices in writing have changed over the centuries. What we view as literature now may not be considered such in a few hundred years, and we view potboilers of the day (like Shakespeare) as sophisticated, influential fiction.
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revised Do I risk losing reader if I put too many religious/anti-religious views?
Typo (just one, but it's important)
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comment Killing the protagonist - should it be done?
This answer has received flags marking it as offensive. I've softened it a bit to address these concerns; see the edit history for more information. If you'd like to discuss, I'm happy to do so.
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revised Killing the protagonist - should it be done?
Softened the references to the New Testament as fiction
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comment International self publishing: where to start?
No, that's fine, thanks.
Sep
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comment International self publishing: where to start?
Welcome to Writers. I see that you've posted two answers so far, and both link to Wattpad. Are you affiliated with the site?
Sep
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revised How do critics review an author's first and second and maybe third novel differently?
deleted 6 characters in body
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reviewed Approve suggested edit on Can I, as a reader, submit a “Bug Report” for a novel?
Sep
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revised Books on character development
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Sep
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comment Books on character development
Related: What are good reads about writing?
Sep
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revised Books on character development
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Sep
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comment Where can I find co-authors willing to share writing duties for a fiction novel?
Maybe the real question here is, not "how do I find a collaborator", but "do I need a collaborator"?
Sep
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reviewed No Action Needed Cheapest way to self-bind a large book
Sep
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comment How can I capture the voice of an insane person?
The premise of this question is somewhat insensitive. All mental illness is not of a type, and you can't just call behavior out of the norm "insanity".