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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.)


Feb
24
comment Any advice on how to learn DITA for technical writing?
@MonicaCellio Thanks.
Feb
23
comment How can I structure a novel to contain short stories?
You may also want to read The Illustrated Man by Ray Bradbury. While the book is a classic (and deservedly so), it's also a good example of how to not structure a novel: The stories have little to do with the main narrative, which is a bit too obviously a framing device.
Feb
23
revised How to deal with online comments to published pieces?
typos
Feb
23
comment Criteria for a good screenplay
@JohnSmithers What do you think of Tom's edit? This technically answers our concerns, but the question isn't substantially different.
Feb
23
revised How to deal with online comments to published pieces?
edited tags
Feb
23
answered How to deal with online comments to published pieces?
Feb
22
reviewed Approve Criteria for a good screenplay
Feb
22
reviewed Leave Open Federal Research Book with 2 Publishers?
Feb
22
comment Any advice on how to learn DITA for technical writing?
I think this question is about programming, not writing. What do our tech writers think? Leave this open or close it?
Feb
22
reviewed Leave Open Note taking from a textbook and publishing the notes online
Feb
22
reviewed Leave Open Referencing figure in text - capitalize the word “Figure” or not? Why?
Feb
16
comment Humor in Writting
As written, this is an extremely broad question. You might consider looking at our site tour if you need clarification on this. I'm placing this question on hold for now, but if you have specific questions about humor that aren't covered elsewhere on the site, feel free to edit this question or open another one.
Feb
16
revised How to write a conversation
edited tags, grammar, clarity, flow
Feb
12
revised How do I choose the most appropriate font for a professional document?
edited tags
Feb
12
comment Note taking from a textbook and publishing the notes online
@what While I disagree with the meta thread that decided this, legal questions are on-topic here.
Feb
12
revised How do I choose the most appropriate font for a professional document?
edited tags
Feb
10
comment Book Title Generator that takes input?
I want to read the novel Sword Cake.
Feb
7
revised Citation anniversary editions
edited tags
Feb
7
comment Fantasy - chapter length
Relevant, possibly a duplicate: What is a normal length for a chapter?
Feb
4
reviewed No Action Needed What science fiction sub-genre is my novel?