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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.)


Oct
27
comment Criteria used by acquisition editors (for Fiction or Non-Fiction)
I think that would be a much better question.
Oct
27
comment What are the differences between narrative and descriptive writing?
"descriptive story is analysis of any topic desired" By that logic, an academic essay or a political polemic would be descriptive writing.
Oct
25
comment Criteria used by acquisition editors (for Fiction or Non-Fiction)
This question is polling the community, and is difficult to answer in its present form. I think we could edit this into a better question, though, and reopen it. Why are you asking? Is this a field you'd like to break into?
Oct
24
reviewed Approve Stories based on news: are they allowed?
Oct
23
reviewed Edit How many pages long should a chapter book be?
Oct
23
revised How many pages long should a chapter book be?
Rewording to make it easier to read. Removed book name as not relevant.
Oct
23
reviewed Approve Writing is it the plot, subplot or backstory
Oct
23
revised How do you effectively develop a plot when you have a proper back story?
typo
Oct
23
reviewed Approve How do you effectively develop a plot when you have a proper back story?
Oct
22
comment Writing for the web: how do you submit your content
Welcome to the site! I've wondered much the same thing; generally I've used Word files to take advantage of the track changes features, but it's a little clumsy since it involves an extra copypasta step.
Oct
22
revised Writing for the web: how do you submit your content
Removed signature
Oct
21
revised How many pages long should a chapter book be?
edited tags
Oct
20
comment Believable (but easy) archaic English
Welcome to Writers!
Oct
20
comment How to write a cover letter for The New Yorker fiction section?
I did a little research to answer this, since it's listed in the site's "unanswered questions" page.
Oct
20
answered How to write a cover letter for The New Yorker fiction section?
Oct
19
comment Do you bold punctuation directly after bold text?
@GiantCowFilms The great thing about standards is that there are so many of them.
Oct
18
comment Writing is it the plot, subplot or backstory
And welcome to the site!
Oct
18
comment Writing is it the plot, subplot or backstory
You have two questions here. Could you please break this into two questions? (We'd edit the answers to follow suit.)
Oct
15
revised How to release a heavy revision to a series without upsetting readers?
edited tags
Oct
14
comment Satirical prophecy
@LaurenIpsum - I agree this is vague (even with the edit, although that certainly helps). It's also close to asking what to write.