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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.)


Feb
21
revised Does this riddle abuse language to make it fit into verse?
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Feb
20
comment Good book on writing for children?
Narrowing what you're looking for might help get you better answers. Alternatively, if you don't know what you're looking for in terms of skills imparted by a book like this, maybe this question needs to focus more on outlining what your writing skills are now and asking what new skills you need to develop. Asking for a list of books, on the other hand, is an obvious list question and runs the risk of being closed.
Feb
20
revised How do I cite well known historical works?
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Feb
17
comment Do script readers start at the beginning?
@Aerovistae - *animal
Feb
15
comment Do script readers start at the beginning?
@Kit - Not at all. Your answer was about paid readers/reviewwers, mine's about studio readers. A different anomal altogether.
Feb
15
revised Do script readers start at the beginning?
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Feb
15
comment Do script readers start at the beginning?
Caveat: This answer is based on research, reading, and the few conversations I've had over the years with scriptwriters. I have no experience myself as a reader. If we have any studio readers here, I'll gladly defer to their expertise.
Feb
15
answered Do script readers start at the beginning?
Feb
15
comment What makes good writing software?
Questions on Stack Exchange sites have to be specific and answerable; lists of suggestions like this, I'm afraid, don't meet that requirement. Unless you can ask a specific question here, I'm going to have to close this question.
Feb
14
comment Self/vanity publishing a game manual
To help you get better answers, maybe you could go into a little more detail. For example, by best options do you mean a cheap print house or high print quality or a balance of both? Will you be making a hardbound reference manual with color printing on nice glossy paper, or an inexpensive black-and-white manual? Are you willing to print a large run (cheaper per unit) or do you want a smaller, print-on-demand setup?
Feb
13
awarded  Constable
Feb
12
revised Multiple authors in MLA header
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Feb
12
comment How to have a character be nameless for the first few paragraphs of a book?
Also, have a look at the questions on nameless characters we already have. While none of these quite covers your exact situation, you may find the answers there useful.
Feb
12
comment How to have a character be nameless for the first few paragraphs of a book?
Welcome to Writers. I've cleaned up your question a bit for capitalization and punctuation, and given it a more concise title; but please revert my edit if I've accidentally changed your intent.
Feb
12
revised How to have a character be nameless for the first few paragraphs of a book?
edited body; edited tags; edited title
Feb
9
comment What is a discovery writer?
@ZayneSHalsall - True, if they've only written this way, but nowhere does this say this is the case.
Feb
9
revised Tracing dependencies and emergent plotholes during edits
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Feb
9
revised Killing off a character: deciding if, when and how
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Feb
8
comment Can a mock-magazine with fictitious content count legally as fan fiction?
By "some other purpose" do you mean malicious parody or parody that's slander in disguise?
Feb
7
revised Can a mock-magazine with fictitious content count legally as fan fiction?
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