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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.)


Mar
10
comment Writing an article avoiding Libel
Folks, it's easy to mock conspiracy theorists, but there's a valid question here about writing. Let's give this user the benefit of the doubt and assume that this is a serious question.
Mar
10
comment Writing an article avoiding Libel
I've edited your question fairly heavily to attempt to bring out your meaning. Please don't hesitate to further edit this or revert my edits if my guesses as to what was meant are wrong!
Mar
10
revised Writing an article avoiding Libel
Phrasing, attempted edit to clarify intent
Mar
9
comment How do I search for tick marks not smart quotes in Word?
Welcome to Writers. I'm afraid this doesn't really answer the question, but only restates the problem. How do you differentiate between tick marks and apostrophes/single quote marks in the Word search box?
Mar
9
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Mar
8
comment How to travel in a government restricted setting?
@Scrollmaster - Good point, but in that case, this is a brainstorming question, meant to generate plot ideas.
Mar
7
comment How to travel in a government restricted setting?
This question appears to be off-topic because questions asking what to write are off-topic here.
Mar
7
awarded  Notable Question
Mar
7
revised Does this convey that I recommend the anthology I'm reviewing?
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Mar
7
revised Critique a short essay
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Mar
7
revised Essay critique: flow and how compelling it is
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Mar
7
revised How do I add more imagery to this short paragraph?
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Mar
7
revised Does this opening somewhat grip the reader?
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Mar
7
revised Does this opening relate to the message?
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Mar
6
revised Critque on how this sits as a prologue
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Mar
6
comment Critque on how this sits as a prologue
If you don't really know what context or other information you can provide here, I agree with James about seeking out a writer's group that can provide more free-form criticism.
Mar
6
comment Critque on how this sits as a prologue
@Samuel - Welcome to the site, and thanks for posting. Until you can provide a little more in the way of what you're looking for, I'm going to protect this question. (That only prevents answers by very new users who may not be familiar with the site.) What are your specific concerns about the prologue, aside from whether it works well in context? For example, maybe you could tell us what the tone is that you want to achieve, and what kind of text will follow the prologue.
Mar
6
comment Critque on how this sits as a prologue
@James - I think this is answerable as it is, but I agree that providing more information will help focus the question and the answers will be more useful to Samuel.
Mar
6
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6
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