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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
4
comment When is it okay to tell?
"Show, don't tell" applies to narrative writing as well. While it's true that modern writing has been heavily influenced by movies and TV, that doesn't mean that reducing exposition is a bad idea.
Feb
2
comment Is sending your characters back to a different century a good way to disguise them?
I'm not sure if this is an opinion-based question that'd be better off on a writing discussion forum than here, or a brilliant writing question for this site. Either way, I'm looking forward to the answers!
Jan
31
revised How to keep going after a failed project?
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Jan
30
awarded  Popular Question
Jan
30
reviewed No Action Needed What is the meaning of a cancelled publication in conference?
Jan
30
reviewed Close How to decide whether contract “had”, “did”, and “would”?
Jan
29
comment Delerium too much like a dream?
Why is it important that the reader know it's not a dream? Also, welcome to the site.
Jan
28
comment What is the meaning of a cancelled publication in conference?
Have you considered asking the organizers?
Jan
27
revised References or tips for book editing (self-published books)
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Jan
27
comment References or tips for book editing (self-published books)
We don't have any questions about editing books, but we do have one about writing books: What are good reads about writing?
Jan
27
comment References or tips for book editing (self-published books)
If you want style guide links, these questions may be of interest: What are the most common style manuals? and What are widely-used UK-English style guides?
Jan
27
comment References or tips for book editing (self-published books)
What kind of resources are you looking for, exactly? Style guides? Books about editing? Lists of editors to hire? And wasn't this originally meant to be about poetry editing?
Jan
27
answered Originality of Writing
Jan
27
revised Originality of Writing
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Jan
27
comment Naming my character
@LaurenIpsum Good eye, these two are very closely related; but I think the two are different enough. (Answers to one don't apply to the other.)
Jan
27
comment Originality of Writing
The underlying question seems to be, "how can I avoid showing my influences," yes?
Jan
25
revised Getting My Rights Back
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Jan
24
revised On using InDesign or Scribus
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Jan
24
answered On using InDesign or Scribus
Jan
24
revised On using InDesign or Scribus
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