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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.)


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reviewed Needs Improvement Peeking through character's mask
Feb
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reviewed Satisfactory How can I keep my characters' identities a mystery successfully?
Feb
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comment What is a discovery writer?
Welcome to Writers! By writing the novel this way, how did it change the final product?
Feb
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comment How can I prepare for a career in instruction writing and editing?
Mary, welcome to Writers!
Feb
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revised How can I prepare for a career in instruction writing and editing?
Removed salutation
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awarded  Custodian
Feb
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comment Is anybody aware of a good way I can determine whether or not something is public domain, or royalty free?
How does this change when you get into international law? i.e., when is a British author in the public domain in country X?
Jan
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revised Is anybody aware of a good way I can determine whether or not something is public domain, or royalty free?
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comment My Ex husband's wife self published a non fiction book naming my kids in the story
@MonicaCellio - No worries. I think this policy needs to be re-examined. I'll be in chat for a bit if you want to drop by.
Jan
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revised How to write to a famous author?
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revised How to write to a famous author?
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Jan
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revised In what narrative mode should you explain a process or task?
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comment In what narrative mode should you explain a process or task?
Welcome to Writers! A suggestion: The more specific you are about the document you're working on, the better the answers will be. Can you tell us what the process is you're describing and why you think it might be difficult to explain? Better yet would be to provide us a draft of the email, if that's possible.
Jan
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comment My Ex husband's wife self published a non fiction book naming my kids in the story
@MonicaCellio - The community has decided these are on-topic (see this thread) but feel free to revisit this in meta.
Jan
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answered Writing about a subject on which you have no expertise?
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comment Writing about a subject on which you have no expertise?
Related: Find Information For Describing A Nuclear Power Plant
Jan
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revised Converting the MIT License into a limerick
Removed "public domain" mention
Jan
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comment Converting the MIT License into a limerick
You can discuss anything you like here in the comments. Once you reach 20 rep, you can also try out chatroom.
Jan
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comment My Ex husband's wife self published a non fiction book naming my kids in the story
In situations where you have reason to believe that children are in danger, you should contact the appropriate authorities without delay. And while legal questions are technically on-topic here, I strongly suggest you consult a lawyer immediately.
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comment Converting the MIT License into a limerick
Alex, welcome to Writers. Possibly the OP is conflating a CC license with public domain? Please feel free to click on "improve this question" under the question's text, including any attribution link that's needed. Your changes will go into the edit queue for approval. Alternatively, just leave a comment and we can take care of it for you.