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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.)


Nov
19
reviewed Reject suggested edit on What are the differences between narrative and descriptive writing?
Nov
18
awarded  Yearling
Nov
16
reviewed Reject suggested edit on ISBN - does it uniquely identify book dimension?
Nov
15
reviewed Approve suggested edit on Decide on a theme/overarching meaning before writing a short story?
Nov
14
comment How to fix writer's thought muddledness?
Jenna, welcome to Writers, but I'm afraid questions like this aren't a good fit for Stack Exchange sites, which are a little different from most discussion boards. I'm going to close this for now, but if you can narrow this down to a more specific, answerable question, we'll consider reopening.
Nov
13
reviewed Approve suggested edit on How to avoid repetitive sentence structure?
Nov
10
revised Is there a description of location required in intense moments of the story like in a love story
Formatting, wording in introductory paragraph
Nov
10
comment Is the opening of this detective short story gripping enough to read on? Can it be shortened?
Thanks for editing; I cleaned up your new text a little bit more and re-opened.
Nov
10
revised Is the opening of this detective short story gripping enough to read on? Can it be shortened?
deleted 4 characters in body; edited title
Nov
10
comment Is the opening of this detective short story gripping enough to read on? Can it be shortened?
That's great; if you could edit this information into the question, we can re-open.
Nov
10
comment Is the opening of this detective short story gripping enough to read on? Can it be shortened?
This helps, but could you please clarify what you mean by "optimization in words and picture"?
Nov
10
comment Is the opening of this detective short story gripping enough to read on? Can it be shortened?
I'm sorry to say that questions asking for general critique are off-topic on this site; please see our critique guidelines for more information. I'm closing this, but if you have specific, answerable questions about this piece of writing, we'd be happy to consider reopening.
Nov
9
answered How can people doing technical, archane work be portrayed interestingly?
Nov
9
comment Using abbreviations after in-text citations
@LaurenIpsum - Not necessarily; some writers get confused by style books and ask questions when they can't find the answer. I don't know if that's the case here, though.
Nov
9
reviewed Approve suggested edit on How to deal with self-criticism?
Nov
8
revised How applicable are screenwriting ideas to novels?
Removed salutation, reformatted hyperlink
Nov
8
comment Does this opening paragraph grab your attention? (very normal setting)
@alexchenco - I did an edit to the answer, you should be able to change your vote now.
Nov
8
revised Does this opening paragraph grab your attention? (very normal setting)
Removed salutation
Nov
8
reviewed Reject suggested edit on Does stilted english means that the writer is dumb in using the langauge?
Nov
8
comment Can you cite an article to your bibliography? If yes, what is the format?
Agreed. (This answer can be edited with specific information about references once we have this information.)