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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.)


Jun
8
revised What's the most marketable title?
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Jun
8
comment How can I express this more clearly or concisely?
This is an older question. It's been bumped by the system because it's been retagged, as per this meta post. Also, requests for the revision or critique of a single sentence are normally closed here, but this has already been asked and answered.
Jun
8
revised How can I express this more clearly or concisely?
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Jun
8
comment Improving Ad Script
Who will be watching this video? Users who have registered already, or potential users on the fence about joining the site? The general public unfamiliar with the site? This makes a huge difference.
Jun
5
revised What purpose does it serve to obscure the title of a TV show?
edited title
Jun
4
revised What is a good methodology for researching a historical novel?
Changed "first poster" to a direct link.
Jun
3
comment Does this FAQ accurately convey the mission of DIY.SE?
This is an older question. It's been bumped by the system because it's been retagged, as per this meta post.
Jun
3
revised Does this FAQ accurately convey the mission of DIY.SE?
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Jun
3
comment Which is a better composition?
This is an older question. It's been bumped by the system because it's been retagged, as per this meta post.
Jun
3
revised Which is a better composition?
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Jun
3
comment Any suggestions to improve these three introductory paragraphs of a novel I'm writing (e.g. writing style, description and flow)?
This is an older question. It's been bumped by the system because it's been retagged, as per this meta post.
Jun
3
revised Any suggestions to improve these three introductory paragraphs of a novel I'm writing (e.g. writing style, description and flow)?
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Jun
3
comment Advice on interface text in a videogame
This is an older question. It's been bumped by the system because it's been retagged, as per this meta post.
Jun
3
revised Advice on interface text in a videogame
edited tags; edited tags
Jun
3
comment What is the expression/common form to express that one will stay long term somewhere?
Critique questions here need to include specific questions about the writing, as required by this site's critique guidelines. I'm closing this for now, but please feel free to edit this question so we can consider re-opening it.
Jun
3
revised What is the expression/common form to express that one will stay long term somewhere?
edited tags
Jun
3
comment Does this paragraph make you want to keep reading?
FYI, this is an older question. It's been bumped by the system because it's been retagged, as per this.
Jun
3
revised Does this paragraph make you want to keep reading?
Removed critique tag
Jun
3
comment How do I determine if a paper has been plagiarized?
I agree with Jed, this is on-topic - I see it as a tools question.
Jun
2
comment Legal ramifications for writing about fictional relationships with celebs
Can't a celebrity with deep pockets still sue, or the company that has them under contract? No offense meant, but if you're really concerned about this, I suggest asking a lawyer to be safe.