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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.)


May
11
comment Fantasy writing and Personal Philosophy
That's helpful, but perhaps we can focus this a little more: Are you literally confusing fiction with the reality of your everyday life? Are you having hallucinations? Are you experiencing confusion? Or is this strictly when trying to keep in all in your head when you're writing? (If the latter, I'd like to hear more about that.)
May
11
comment Fantasy writing and Personal Philosophy
Interesting dilemman, but this is really more of the start of a discussion than it is a question - and questions meant to spark discussion aren't allowed here, I'm afraid. Could you focus this into a specific question that can be answered without discussion? If not, we'll end up closing this.
May
11
comment Is it more advantageous to have an excerpt or a plot summary critiqued?
@Standback - I agree, but I think the value in this question is showing when each type of critique is appropriate, and what their strengths are.
May
11
comment Any good side-by-side editor for script translation?
Is this about screenwriting? (I'm asking for tagging purposes.)
May
9
revised How to cite an entire paragraph?
edited title
May
9
revised Tools for generating characters' names
edited title
May
9
comment How important is it to know the end before the writing the beginning?
Have updated the title so it'll be clearer what the question is about at a glance, does it work for you as well?
May
9
revised How important is it to know the end before the writing the beginning?
edited title
May
8
awarded  Strunk & White
May
8
revised Is this blog post clear and coherent?
edited tags
May
8
reviewed Approve suggested edit on What are the challenges of converting blog content to a publishable work?
May
7
reviewed Approve suggested edit on Help me rewrite this sentence
May
7
awarded  Talkative
May
7
revised Help me rewrite this sentence
edited tags
May
6
answered Is it more advantageous to have an excerpt or a plot summary critiqued?
May
5
comment Does anyone know the average number of times a new author has to submit before acceptance?
I saw your vote to reopen, thanks.
May
5
revised How can I convey that my viewpoint character is lying?
added 6 characters in body
May
5
awarded  Cleanup
May
5
comment Does anyone know the average number of times a new author has to submit before acceptance?
Nice edit; have reopened.
May
5
revised Does anyone know the average number of times a new author has to submit before acceptance?
rolled back to a previous revision