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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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comment Examples of Successful Rule-Breaking in Novels
This question can result in an open-ended list, and it isn't really answerable in its current form. That said, it's a fascinating question. Can anyone think of a way of editing this into a form that we could leave open?
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reviewed No Action Needed How to show characters learning something in a non-boring way?
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comment Can't write, can plan
Related: How does one deal with world builder's syndrome?
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revised How to capitalize the first line of a paragraph using styles in OpenOffice?
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Jul
22
comment How far does libel extend in writing?
Welcome to Writers! This question has been asked before (although not as extensively as here): Legalities about fictionalizing current events. Do you feel the answers here address your question?
Jul
21
revised How far does libel extend in writing?
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Jul
21
revised How far does libel extend in writing?
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Jul
21
comment Is it possible to write fiction as a non-sensing, non-worldly person?
@AndrewCheong - Have placed it on hold for now, please ping me or another moderator when you've edited and would like to discuss. We can talk in the comments here, or in meta, or in chat, as you prefer.
Jul
21
comment Janice T. Connell's book, Visions of the Children medjugorje
The answer to this question could change daily; closing this as unclear, pending more information about this user's situation.
Jul
21
reviewed Reviewed Typical Fairy-tale Story Especially Princess Stories
Jul
21
comment How do I approach rewriting an entire user guide in an agile environment?
Welcome to Writers!
Jul
21
revised Story length and the term used
Spelling in title
Jul
19
comment How can i publish a book internationally
Placed on hold for now, but please consider editing to make this more specific, as per Lauren's comments; publishing is certainly on-topic here.
Jul
19
comment Is it possible to write fiction as a non-sensing, non-worldly person?
I have to agree with Lauren, the specific question needs to be brought out here. As it is, the question is more of a discussion starter and would fit a web forum better. But there might be a good question at the core here. Maybe we should put this on hold and discuss the question in meta? Any objection?
Jul
15
reviewed No Action Needed What are the ethics of using real-world house addresses in historical fiction?
Jul
14
comment Term for advancement through medical anomalies
Agreed, sending this to English. (The second paragraph is a request for medical information, off-topic on both sites, so I've removed it.)
Jul
14
revised Term for advancement through medical anomalies
Removed medical question
Jul
13
reviewed No Action Needed Master's Thesis Structure: Separate-Page Chapters or Same-Page Sections?
Jul
11
reviewed No Action Needed How to show characters learning something in a non-boring way?
Jul
10
comment How to write a reminder email?
Hello, and welcome to Writers. This question has been asked here before. I'm going to close this as a duplicate for now, but if none of these questions addresses your situation, please tell us why and we can edit your question and reopen.(The above is auto-generated text.)