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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, most recently 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.)


Nov
28
reviewed Leave Open What's the difference between Cut and Cut to?
Nov
26
revised How to develop a more regal language
edited tags
Nov
26
comment How to develop a more regal language
This question might get more useful answers on the Worldbuilding site.
Nov
26
comment What's the difference between Cut and Cut to?
Why the vote to close as off-topic? Screenwriting is on-topic here.
Nov
26
comment Starting a book with this sentence, is it ok?
This is off-topic here for a few reasons. Questions about grammar are off-topic, as are critique questions and questions asking what to write.
Nov
26
comment How to develop a more regal language
Related: Is it ever effective to use modern and archaic grammar together?
Nov
24
reviewed Reviewed How to indicate that a single letter was removed from a quotation
Nov
24
reviewed No Action Needed Would a paid-for review from Kirkus give me real insight into quality of my manuscript?
Nov
23
comment What are the initial classes called in university and how do they work?
This question appears to be off-topic because it is not about writing, editing, or a related field.
Nov
22
comment What's the difference between purple prose and vividly descriptive writing?
Relevant: What is the most purplish prose you can write? on Reddit.
Nov
20
reviewed No Action Needed Differences between script and screenplay
Nov
20
comment Can't write more than the beginning of a story
If you can edit this question to be different from the linked questions, we'll consider reopening. Why are the existing answers not helping you? You may just need time and motivation.
Nov
20
reviewed Close Can't write more than the beginning of a story
Nov
20
revised Citing and Quoting events in Games
Tags, incorporated comment, phrasing and readability; edited tags
Nov
20
comment How do I manage a plot with two protagonists?
This is still a very unclear question. Placing on hold until it can be edited.
Nov
20
comment How to improve quality of this answer?
Critiques like this one are off-topic here, I'm sorry to say. Placing on hold for now, but please feel free to edit this.
Nov
20
reviewed Reviewed Is pantsless writing practical for NaNoWriMo?
Nov
19
revised How to structure paragraphs of dialogue properly?
Title, formatting
Nov
18
revised How to write in a VERY thick notebook
deleted 17 characters in body; edited tags
Nov
18
awarded  Yearling