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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 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".
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awarded  Notable Question
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reviewed No Action Needed Is my opening chapter too short?
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revised What's the best software for self-publishing?
edited body
Aug
30
comment What's the best software for self-publishing?
Have you looked at existing software? What is your budget? Will the book have pictures or diagrams?
Aug
29
reviewed No Action Needed How can I add emphasis in an internal dialogue, given that I am already using italics for character thoughts?
Aug
28
revised Simple rules for separating paragraphs in books?
added 13 characters in body
Aug
28
answered Simple rules for separating paragraphs in books?
Aug
28
revised Simple rules for separating paragraphs in books?
edited tags
Aug
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reviewed Leave Closed does this paragraph persuade you to feel as though this couple is deserving of the award?
Aug
27
reviewed Reviewed Good tools for writing (game) manuals and sourcebooks
Aug
27
comment What's the ideal usage for italics for names?
This isn't really a complete answer to the question. Also, CMOS is much better for print than the web.
Aug
26
comment How does one break into journalism?
Does that answer everything you were looking for? If not, let's edit this so it's more distinctive.
Aug
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reviewed Approve suggested edit on Good tools for writing (game) manuals and sourcebooks
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reviewed Approve suggested edit on How do I cite a standalone quote at the beginning of a doctoral thesis?
Aug
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comment How does one break into journalism?
Welcome to the site! This question has been asked before, perhaps it will provide you with answers: Breaking into journalism without a degree.
Aug
25
comment does this paragraph persuade you to feel as though this couple is deserving of the award?
I think it's still not a very good critique question. What problems, specifically, do you think the piece has? What questions do you want this critique to answer? Also, you might want to turn this into paragraphs; it's very difficult to read as it is.
Aug
25
comment Best way to become more natural at English
This is a little too broad for this site, but it might be a good fit at English Language Learners. I'm placing this on hold for now, but I'll see if they'll take this there.
Aug
24
comment Is there a disadvantage to transcending genre?
Welcome to Writers!
Aug
24
reviewed Reviewed Good Examples of and Practices in Code Documentation