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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
30
awarded  Explainer
Sep
29
revised Is it OK to invent as I write, or should I plan the entire story first?
edited tags
Sep
28
comment What is the “three-asterisk-break” section called?
All of these are names for the group of paragraphs before the symbol in question.
Sep
28
revised Many quotations of a black British novel which used creolized English language. When to use sic?
Removed signature, as per SE policy.
Sep
24
reviewed No Action Needed Should I be using commas to suggest/enforce cadence?
Sep
24
revised What's the difference between the American and the European style in essay writing?
edited title
Sep
23
comment Example of a fictional story without any characters (the story being 1000+ words)
See the other answers. Having a story without characters may not make for the best story, but it is possible.
Sep
23
comment How can I make it more erotic?
Locking this post for now, to avoid a continuing edit war. user08742, if you want to discuss this, please open a thread in meta.
Sep
22
comment Urban erotica and authors
Closed as per meta.writers.stackexchange.com/a/892/26.
Sep
22
reviewed No Action Needed What's the difference between the American and the European style in essay writing?
Sep
22
comment Is it common to bring in a developmental editor when you are at the stage of synopsis?
I'd also be interested in knowing where developmental editing ends and writing coach begins with this.
Sep
22
comment Is it common to bring in a developmental editor when you are at the stage of synopsis?
Definitely helpful, but I think that's a different take on this. The author of that post is a developmental editor, so of course he'll be more knowledgable than I am. Perhaps this is becoming more common over time?
Sep
22
reviewed Looks OK Story without any character development whatsoever?
Sep
22
revised Is it common to bring in a developmental editor when you are at the stage of synopsis?
edited tags, wording (for clarity and to incorporate eppended edit into original text)
Sep
22
answered Is it common to bring in a developmental editor when you are at the stage of synopsis?
Sep
22
comment Good idea to write a scene with just pure dialogue exchange?
Depends on the dialog and your specific situation, but probably.
Sep
22
reviewed Leave Open Why is distributing an audiobook so much more complicated than POD or eBooks?
Sep
22
reviewed Leave Open Book translations for a student
Sep
21
answered Good idea to write a scene with just pure dialogue exchange?
Sep
21
comment What software is good for writing a technical book?
If the linked question doesn't address what you need, please let us know in the comments.