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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
19
revised What is “head popping” and why is it bad?
edited tags
Sep
17
comment How does one go about publishing erotica, and how far is too far?
Welcome to Writers! I'd like to suggest that you take some time to read our FAQ and familiarize yourself with how Stack Exchange sites work. They are not discussion forums, and a chatty, conversational answers such as this is not appropriate as it doesn't answer the question. Perhaps this can be edited into a more helpful, constructive answer?
Sep
17
comment When to use the em dash (—) in fiction writing?
@JohnSmithers - And ellipses...
Sep
17
comment When to use the em dash (—) in fiction writing?
@LaurenIpsum - Excellent!
Sep
16
answered When to use the em dash (—) in fiction writing?
Sep
14
comment Do fullscreen writing environments help for writing? Why?
Protected to avoid short, one-line answers that are opinion only. Please note that this is an older question, and would be closed if it were asked now.
Sep
14
comment What permissions do I need to write a non-fiction book based on personal interviews?
A suggestion: Answers that avoid speculating about the topic would be much stronger.
Sep
14
revised What permissions do I need to write a non-fiction book based on personal interviews?
Typo
Sep
14
comment Spiritual elements in a science-fiction novel
Just doing my best to answer a vague question in a helpful way.
Sep
14
answered Spiritual elements in a science-fiction novel
Sep
14
comment Spiritual elements in a science-fiction novel
@Aerovistae - Then you have succeeded amazingly well. :)
Sep
14
comment Faith, Hope and Love as the keys to victory in an action-adventure novel?
This question isn't really a good fit for a Q&A site, as it's more of a discussion question. Unless you can think of a way to make this more answerable, as per our FAQ, I'm afraid I'm going to have to close this.
Sep
13
revised What permissions do I need to write a non-fiction book based on personal interviews?
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Sep
12
comment It is unprofessional to use double exclamation marks and CAPS in a product or service?
I was taught in design school that all caps are also harder to read. This is more of a problem with headlines, where readers will maybe give your ad a tenth of a second in-between flipping pages of a magazine.
Sep
12
comment It is unprofessional to use double exclamation marks and CAPS in a product or service?
I think this is the best answer here. When I see overuse of exclamation points and question marks and all caps, I dig deeper into the text and almost always find additional, more fundamental problems.
Sep
12
reviewed Reject suggested edit on What makes first person plural a tricky narrative voice?
Sep
11
comment Knowing When To Cite?
Thanks for the additional information, and welcome to Writers.
Sep
11
revised Knowing When To Cite?
edited tags
Sep
11
revised Knowing When To Cite?
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Sep
11
answered Knowing When To Cite?