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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
18
answered Is it necessary to add a.m./p.m. after the time?
Nov
18
revised How do I manage a plot with two protagonists?
edited tags
Nov
18
revised comics wiki description
Expanded excerpt; added 11 characters in body
Nov
18
revised comics wiki excerpt
Expanded excerpt
Nov
18
comment How do I manage a plot with two protagonists?
Is the problem switching between multiple first-person viewpoints, or simply between characters you're following closely? Is there actual narration? (I assume you're at a point where you're writing a script or outline.)
Nov
18
reviewed Leave Closed What are the appropriate first steps to writing a scientific paper concerning a physical constant?
Nov
16
comment Writing many entries/articles, storing them, and browsing them
I think that, unless Scrivener has content management features I'm not familiar with (I'm not the Scrivener expert here!), OP wants something like a content management system, not a development platform. Or is there more to Scrivener than I know?
Nov
16
revised Writing many entries/articles, storing them, and browsing them
deleted 96 characters in body; edited tags
Nov
14
comment What are the appropriate first steps to writing a scientific paper concerning a physical constant?
Closing this until Bill returns to the site to edit the question.
Nov
14
reviewed Close Should I write my novel?
Nov
14
comment Should I write my novel?
@Standback - Agreed, this seems more like a forum discussion question than something answerable.
Nov
13
comment Email to request copy of paper
I know this is a very old question, but asking for general critiques is off-topic on this site. Closing.
Nov
13
comment Show Don't Tell when Recounting Events
And by the way, concerning downvoting: Stack Exchange sites, including this one, encourage people to explain why they're downvoting when they do it. This gives the poster the opportunity to improve what they wrote.
Nov
13
comment Show Don't Tell when Recounting Events
This is a critique of the text in the question, but doesn't quite answer the question that was actually asked. That is: In this case, is telling more appropriate that showing?
Nov
12
answered What isthe difference between a novel and a documentry
Nov
11
revised What effect does the gender of the narrator have on a story?
deleted 10 characters in body; edited title
Nov
11
revised Scrivener capitalization issues
edited title
Nov
11
answered Scrivener capitalization issues
Nov
11
comment What's the difference between purple prose and vividly descriptive writing?
I agree, that'd be an improvement.
Nov
10
reviewed Reviewed What's the difference between purple prose and vividly descriptive writing?