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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.)


May
18
comment How can I improve my written communication skills the soonest?
Are you affiliated with Skillfeed? If this text is taken directly from there, please link to the exact page.
May
16
revised Genre conventions: Which end do readers expect?
edited tags
May
16
comment How to cite the C# Language Specification Version 5.0
Welcome to Writers! Does your school use MLA/APA/other style guide or have an internal style sheet/citation formatting guide?
May
16
revised How to cite the C# Language Specification Version 5.0
edited tags
May
16
comment Genre conventions: Which end do readers expect?
It's definitely better, thanks for editing.
May
16
comment Genre conventions: Which end do readers expect?
As it stands, I think this is a question that's (1) asking what to write, and (2) very close to brainstorming, both of which are off-topic. Maybe phrasing this in a way where you ask the effects of these endings on the reader would be better?
May
13
comment Common process for creating social media content?
@LaurenIpsum - Unfortunately, it is a word. merriam-webster.com/dictionary/task
May
11
revised How can you represent music in writing
edited tags
May
8
reviewed No Action Needed Can a good headline contain a pronoun?
May
8
reviewed No Action Needed Common process for creating social media content?
May
8
reviewed No Action Needed Common process for creating social media content?
May
8
reviewed No Action Needed Is there a format I can save my poems in that will make the publisher unable to copy and paste?
May
8
reviewed No Action Needed Writing non-fiction in three perspectives?
May
7
reviewed Reviewed Is there a format I can save my poems in that will make the publisher unable to copy and paste?
May
6
comment Please evaluate the effectiveness of both voices, which better brings the character to life?
You may find this helpful: Narrative mode: Alternating person view
May
5
reviewed No Action Needed What can I do to make my writing less choppy?
May
5
revised Alternative word for “she”
Formatting, wording
May
4
comment Alternative word for “she”
@Ari, is this is about fiction or non-fiction?
May
2
comment Please evaluate the effectiveness of both voices, which better brings the character to life?
Mixing voices is hard to do well. I would recommend a third person view for anything epic. Think Harry Turtledove.
May
1
answered Please evaluate the effectiveness of both voices, which better brings the character to life?