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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.)


Jan
15
reviewed No Action Needed Use of realism in a fictional setting
Jan
14
comment “And” vs “with” in description lists
Sorry, but single-word requests, phrasing, and re-phrasing questions are off-topic here. If you can edit this into a more substantial question, we'd consider reopening.
Jan
13
reviewed Leave Open The etiquette of updating News Posts - Help please!
Jan
13
reviewed Leave Open How can I encourage more comments on my blog?
Jan
13
comment Poor man's copyright techniques
There are parts of the world where mailing yourself the manuscript will provide some protection, but the US isn't one of them. Registering the copyright will help if you end up in court.
Jan
13
revised Poor man's copyright techniques
wording, punctuation; edited tags
Jan
13
revised Does using narrow keywords increase conversion rate?
edited tags
Jan
12
comment How can I encourage more comments on my blog?
Close votes will expire on their own in time. @what I think that's pretty much the only way to answer this question.
Jan
9
comment Can I use “a tribute to” when it is about a living person
Are you looking for help identifying a word/phrase, or are you worried about legal issues?
Jan
8
revised Should blog posts be reformatted to past tense after an event?
edited tags
Jan
8
revised The etiquette of updating News Posts - Help please!
edited tags
Jan
8
comment The etiquette of updating News Posts - Help please!
@LaurenIpsum - Good find. That question's answers are focusing on the business reasons, if this focuses on the journalistic/ethical reasons, I think it's okay on its own.
Jan
8
comment Is the word “becoming” being used correctly in the following metaphor?
Can you define "correct"? What are you worried about, specifically?
Jan
8
comment Is the word “becoming” being used correctly in the following metaphor?
I think that this is off-topic as per this meta post but I'm not sure if it'd be okay on English. Leaving it for now until I find out.
Jan
8
comment How can I encourage more comments on my blog?
I think I agree with Monica that this is a marketing question, and therefore on-topic. But I'm willing to be persuaded otherwise.
Jan
7
revised Compiling Articles in an ebook format
added 15 characters in body
Jan
7
answered Compiling Articles in an ebook format
Jan
7
revised Right font style and size for a master thesis
edited tags
Jan
7
answered Right font style and size for a master thesis
Jan
5
reviewed Approve What are my legal rights if somebody writes a book about me without my consent?