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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.)


Aug
5
revised How can I better promote my film review blog?
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Aug
5
comment How can I better promote my film review blog?
In terms of being on- or off-topic, I think this question can go either way. I'd like to see how many people vote to close, and how helpful the answers are.
Aug
4
comment Does anyone know of a good place for critique?
The system places it in the yellow area above the question text.
Aug
2
comment Does anyone know of a good place for critique?
Welcome to Writers! This question has been asked several times here, so I'm closing it as a duplicate. (Please note that this site supports limited critiques, i.e., ones that have specific questions.)
Jul
31
comment Looking for software that can create annotation/outline layers
I believe GIMP annotates individual images, and would be unwieldy for thousands of pages of text.
Jul
30
revised Looking for software that can create annotation/outline layers
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Jul
26
comment Suggestions for revising style and cadence within a children's book
Gregg, welcome to the site. I'm afraid that your question is asking for us to explain what an agent's notes mean, regarding a manuscript we haven't seen. Examples would be very helpful.
Jul
26
comment Best blind sequence?
@ABlueShoe Because not everything on this site is performed by utterly consistent robots. (Have placed the question you linked to on hold pending edits; it came up in a conversation in chat, along with this question.)
Jul
26
comment Examples of Successful Rule-Breaking in Novels
Placed on hold as too broad for the time being, pending edits.
Jul
25
comment Examples of Successful Rule-Breaking in Novels
This question can result in an open-ended list, and it isn't really answerable in its current form. That said, it's a fascinating question. Can anyone think of a way of editing this into a form that we could leave open?
Jul
24
reviewed No Action Needed How to show characters learning something in a non-boring way?
Jul
23
comment Can't write, can plan
Related: How does one deal with world builder's syndrome?
Jul
23
revised How to capitalize the first line of a paragraph using styles in OpenOffice?
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Jul
22
comment How far does libel extend in writing?
Welcome to Writers! This question has been asked before (although not as extensively as here): Legalities about fictionalizing current events. Do you feel the answers here address your question?
Jul
21
revised How far does libel extend in writing?
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Jul
21
revised How far does libel extend in writing?
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Jul
21
comment Is it possible to write fiction as a non-sensing, non-worldly person?
@AndrewCheong - Have placed it on hold for now, please ping me or another moderator when you've edited and would like to discuss. We can talk in the comments here, or in meta, or in chat, as you prefer.
Jul
21
reviewed Reviewed Typical Fairy-tale Story Especially Princess Stories
Jul
21
comment How do I approach rewriting an entire user guide in an agile environment?
Welcome to Writers!
Jul
21
revised Story length and the term used
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