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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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revised Every idea for a story I come up with seems excessively long
edited tags
Oct
27
comment Criteria used by acquisition editors (for Fiction or Non-Fiction)
I'll take care of it, thanks for editing. Just a suggestion, but this would probably be an even stronger question if you explained why you're asking and gave us some background.
Oct
27
comment Criteria used by acquisition editors (for Fiction or Non-Fiction)
I think that would be a much better question.
Oct
27
comment What are the differences between narrative and descriptive writing?
"descriptive story is analysis of any topic desired" By that logic, an academic essay or a political polemic would be descriptive writing.
Oct
25
comment Criteria used by acquisition editors (for Fiction or Non-Fiction)
This question is polling the community, and is difficult to answer in its present form. I think we could edit this into a better question, though, and reopen it. Why are you asking? Is this a field you'd like to break into?
Oct
24
reviewed Approve suggested edit on Stories based on news: are they allowed?
Oct
23
comment Are there any synonyms for someone who has opted into something?
@LaurenIpsum - Agreed. Migrated.
Oct
23
reviewed Edit suggested edit on How many pages long should a chapter book be?
Oct
23
revised How many pages long should a chapter book be?
Rewording to make it easier to read. Removed book name as not relevant.
Oct
23
reviewed Approve suggested edit on Writing is it the plot, subplot or backstory
Oct
23
comment Is there a name for starting a chapter with a quote?
This is a question about identifying a term, and not about writing. I'm going to send this to English Language and Usage. Have you attempted to find this word yourself? If so, please edit the question to indicate this. English may close the question there otherwise.
Oct
23
revised How do you effectively develop a plot when you have a proper back story?
typo
Oct
23
reviewed Approve suggested edit on How do you effectively develop a plot when you have a proper back story?
Oct
22
comment Writing for the web: how do you submit your content
Welcome to the site! I've wondered much the same thing; generally I've used Word files to take advantage of the track changes features, but it's a little clumsy since it involves an extra copypasta step.
Oct
22
revised Writing for the web: how do you submit your content
Removed signature
Oct
21
revised How many pages long should a chapter book be?
edited tags
Oct
21
comment Does the MOBI file format for Kindle use the same CSS standards as browsers?
I think this will do better on the ebooks site; sending it there now.
Oct
20
comment Believable (but easy) archaic English
Welcome to Writers!
Oct
20
comment How to write a cover letter for The New Yorker fiction section?
I did a little research to answer this, since it's listed in the site's "unanswered questions" page.
Oct
20
answered How to write a cover letter for The New Yorker fiction section?