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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
19
revised Using true/real names and events in a fiction novel
edited tags
Aug
19
comment What is the difference between a complication/twist and a situation?
Welcome to Writers, Tommy!
Aug
19
revised What is the difference between a complication/twist and a situation?
edited tags, removed "new user"text
Aug
18
reviewed No Action Needed How do I cleanly show the passage of time, with multiple, varying time scales?
Aug
17
revised Capitalizing “The” in Title Case - Increases Engagement?
edited tags; edited tags
Aug
16
reviewed No Action Needed Should I start work on a sequel before I have sold my book?
Aug
16
reviewed No Action Needed Should I start work on a sequel before I have sold my book?
Aug
14
revised How can I make it more erotic?
edited tags
Aug
13
reviewed Reviewed What are some creative memoir writing styles?
Aug
13
comment What are some creative memoir writing styles?
"How would it be be received" - where? By the general public? By techie audiences?
Aug
13
reviewed No Action Needed Scrivener customising the header and footer
Aug
13
comment How to handle multiple notebooks?
Hello, and welcome to Writers. I've lightly edited your question to remove aspects that were polling the community (a type of question that's hard to answer canonically).
Aug
13
revised How to handle multiple notebooks?
deleted 8 characters in body
Aug
13
comment Beginners can break rules too?
"Adaptation" is a great film, and an excellent example of breaking the conventions of narrative logic.
Aug
13
comment Beginners can break rules too?
Thanks, Alpha; I've updated your question to reflect this.
Aug
13
revised Beginners can break rules too?
Added info from the comments, fixed some tense issues (and other wording problems)
Aug
13
comment Beginners can break rules too?
Welcome to the site, Alpha. Can you be a little more specific? For example, are you talking here about grammatical rules, narrative conventions, or rules of story logic?
Aug
13
reviewed Reviewed Can novels have twist endings?
Aug
13
reviewed No Action Needed How do I cite or give credit to a statistic on a website?
Aug
13
reviewed Approve suggested edit on How do I cite or give credit to a statistic on a website?