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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.)


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answered Simple rules for separating paragraphs in books?
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revised Simple rules for separating paragraphs in books?
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reviewed Leave Closed does this paragraph persuade you to feel as though this couple is deserving of the award?
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reviewed Reviewed Good tools for writing (game) manuals and sourcebooks
Aug
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comment How does one break into journalism?
Does that answer everything you were looking for? If not, let's edit this so it's more distinctive.
Aug
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reviewed Approve suggested edit on Good tools for writing (game) manuals and sourcebooks
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reviewed Approve suggested edit on How do I cite a standalone quote at the beginning of a doctoral thesis?
Aug
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comment How does one break into journalism?
Welcome to the site! This question has been asked before, perhaps it will provide you with answers: Breaking into journalism without a degree.
Aug
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comment does this paragraph persuade you to feel as though this couple is deserving of the award?
I think it's still not a very good critique question. What problems, specifically, do you think the piece has? What questions do you want this critique to answer? Also, you might want to turn this into paragraphs; it's very difficult to read as it is.
Aug
25
comment Best way to become more natural at English
This is a little too broad for this site, but it might be a good fit at English Language Learners. I'm placing this on hold for now, but I'll see if they'll take this there.
Aug
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comment Is there a disadvantage to transcending genre?
Welcome to Writers!
Aug
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reviewed Reviewed Good Examples of and Practices in Code Documentation
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revised Good Examples of and Practices in Code Documentation
Incorporated information from comments
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comment Good Examples of and Practices in Code Documentation
Welcome to Writers!
Aug
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revised Good Examples of and Practices in Code Documentation
Fixed some typos
Aug
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answered Does this text flow smoothly (description of suicidal thoughts)?
Aug
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comment What's the ideal usage for italics for names?
Whoops. Yes, quotation marks.
Aug
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comment What's the ideal usage for italics for names?
Great answer. To clarify: Would a series of books be placed in italics or between apostrophes?
Aug
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comment What's the ideal usage for italics for names?
@NoviceWriterFance - Not setting off titles of works in quotes or italics can be very confusing to readers, particularly those not familiar with the works in question.
Aug
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comment What's the ideal usage for italics for names?
Whatever you decide to do, just be consistent. Lauren's answer is a good one, or you can consult any number of style guides. (The Yahoo Style Guide is great for web work.)