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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.)


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revised How does the placement of transition sentences affects the meaning/tone of a piece?
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May
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comment How does the placement of transition sentences affects the meaning/tone of a piece?
Reading this except on its own, I think the bolded sentence can be struck out entirely. Unless the text that precedes the except ties in with it?
May
1
revised How to introduce a world that's alien to the reader
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May
1
revised Preventing units from being “broken” to the next line
Added link to and quote from BPT
Apr
29
answered Preventing units from being “broken” to the next line
Apr
29
revised How to Cite an Author Who Has a Pen Name
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Apr
29
comment How to Cite an Author Who Has a Pen Name
What style guide are you following? (APA, Chicago, etc.) Is this an academic/technical or popular article?
Apr
27
revised Changing a story's title to hint at story's meaning
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Apr
27
revised Using the same quotation a second time
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Apr
25
revised Is it legal to use a parental advisory on a book?
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Apr
25
comment Is it legal to use a parental advisory on a book?
Do you mean an advisory in general? Or a specific parental advisory graphic? Are you self-publishing this book? What country are you in?
Apr
22
revised What should take precedence? Rhythm or clarity?
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Apr
20
revised Open Source Publishing?
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Apr
20
revised Thinking of a story for the past 10 years as an inexperienced writer, what should I do?
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Apr
20
revised Tools for modelling near-future world
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Apr
20
comment Tools for modelling near-future world
Possibly of interest: There's a worldbuilding proposal on Area 51.
Apr
17
revised Is it considered ethical to accept payment from a business for reviewing a product or service?
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Apr
15
comment Looking for sites that describe minimalist writing for technical content
Those are older questions, if they were asked now they'd probably be closed. But your edit is much more specific, thanks!
Apr
15
comment Looking for sites that describe minimalist writing for technical content
While providing a list of sites really appropriate for a Q&A site (since there's no way to definitively answer the question) maybe we can still be of help. Can you explain why you want to know this? What information are you looking for? Is this for a specific writing project or are you just looking for general information?
Apr
14
comment Fan works… are they allowed?
Niet, you may find these questions and their answers helpful: (and possibly not): Fan Fiction: a crutch or a good start?, How to continue someone else's story gracefully, with fan-fiction?.