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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
24
revised On using InDesign or Scribus
edited body
Jan
23
reviewed No Action Needed Name and Nickname
Jan
23
comment Software to change American punctuation to British
Mixing US and UK styles in one document is, according to every style manual I know, incorrect.
Jan
22
revised Any way for revisions to show up in a different color from an older saved .fdr to a newer saved .fdr in version 7 of FinalDraft?
edited tags
Jan
22
comment How to build a train of thought across multiple paragraphs and pages?
Welcome to Writers!
Jan
22
comment “This” vs “that” in past tense narrative
This is essentially a rephrase request, which is off-topic here. Closing, but feel free to edit this into something more substantial.
Jan
21
reviewed Leave Open Discouraging link to Lulu or CreateSpace
Jan
20
revised Punctuation in a list
spelling, formatting
Jan
20
comment How much detail is considered enough for literature review of a research paper
I'll leave this question to the tech writing experts, but: The journal to which you're submitting will have submission guidelines, and they'll likely also mention a style manual to follow. These resources may help with formatting, at least. (Here's an example, though it's not in your field.)
Jan
20
revised How much detail is considered enough for literature review of a research paper
edited tags
Jan
20
comment Punctuation in a list
Agreed. Also, I never knew that about Lt. Reed. I'm gonna have to re-watch some Enterprise now.
Jan
19
revised Punctuation in a list
added 5 characters in body
Jan
19
comment Punctuation in a list
I think the only time to have commas, etc at the end of list items is if the entire list makes a sentence.
Jan
17
revised Unofficial Fan Fictions - How can I Secure Them?
edited tags
Jan
15
comment Use of realism in a fictional setting
Related: writers.stackexchange.com/questions/15870/…
Jan
15
reviewed No Action Needed Do agents/editors take Snoflake Pro-based proposals seriously?
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?