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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.)


Sep
8
revised How do critics review an author's first and second and maybe third novel differently?
deleted 6 characters in body
Sep
7
reviewed Approve suggested edit on Can I, as a reader, submit a “Bug Report” for a novel?
Sep
6
revised Books on character development
edited tags
Sep
6
comment Books on character development
Related: What are good reads about writing?
Sep
6
revised Books on character development
edited tags
Sep
4
comment Where can I find co-authors willing to share writing duties for a fiction novel?
Maybe the real question here is, not "how do I find a collaborator", but "do I need a collaborator"?
Sep
3
reviewed No Action Needed Cheapest way to self-bind a large book
Sep
2
comment How can I capture the voice of an insane person?
The premise of this question is somewhat insensitive. All mental illness is not of a type, and you can't just call behavior out of the norm "insanity".
Sep
2
awarded  Notable Question
Sep
1
reviewed No Action Needed Is my opening chapter too short?
Aug
30
revised What's the best software for self-publishing?
edited body
Aug
30
comment What's the best software for self-publishing?
Have you looked at existing software? What is your budget? Will the book have pictures or diagrams?
Aug
29
reviewed No Action Needed How can I add emphasis in an internal dialogue, given that I am already using italics for character thoughts?
Aug
28
revised Simple rules for separating paragraphs in books?
added 13 characters in body
Aug
28
answered Simple rules for separating paragraphs in books?
Aug
28
revised Simple rules for separating paragraphs in books?
edited tags
Aug
28
reviewed Leave Closed does this paragraph persuade you to feel as though this couple is deserving of the award?
Aug
27
reviewed Reviewed Good tools for writing (game) manuals and sourcebooks
Aug
26
comment How does one break into journalism?
Does that answer everything you were looking for? If not, let's edit this so it's more distinctive.
Aug
26
reviewed Approve suggested edit on Good tools for writing (game) manuals and sourcebooks