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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.)


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 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 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.)
Nov
7
comment Can you cite an article to your bibliography? If yes, what is the format?
Is there a particular style guide you're following? AP, APA, Chicago, or the like?
Nov
7
revised Can you cite an article to your bibliography? If yes, what is the format?
edited tags
Nov
6
comment Using abbreviations after in-text citations
This looks good, but I think the important part of this question is how to do this in APA style.
Nov
6
revised Using abbreviations after in-text citations
edited tags
Nov
5
revised Poem in a short story?
edited tags
Nov
5
revised APA citation style - capitalization of titles
edited tags
Nov
5
comment Poem in a short story?
This question is asking for a list, something that Stack Exchange sites don't handle well. Please edit this into a more specific question about writing or we'll have to close this.
Nov
3
comment Does stilted english means that the writer is dumb in using the langauge?
This question really needs context; at the moment, it's asking us for an opinion about a piece of writing which we haven't seen. Closing this for now, but please consider editing so it's not asking for vague opinions and we'll consider re-opening.
Oct
29
comment How to continue someone else's story gracefully, with fan-fiction?
I believe it helps. But there's no reason not to have "fan fiction" in the title!
Oct
29
comment How to continue someone else's story gracefully, with fan-fiction?
I'm concerned that the answers, while well-written, are really just people's opinions of FF. I'm not closing this - for now - but I have protected it. Am consulting with the other mods to see if this should remain open or not.
Oct
29
comment How to continue someone else's story gracefully, with fan-fiction?
How are your concerns specific to fan fiction, aside from using the Mary Sue label?
Oct
29
reviewed Reject Right usage of “P.S.” in Emails