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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
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.
Jun
1
comment Does my story structure for an ensemble zombie story sound effective?
@Aerovistae - We're getting rid of the critique tag a few questions at a time. Unfortunately, that means it bumps the question, but we should be done with this fairly soon. But, in the meantime, why not answer these? Writing advice should be fairly timeless. And you have a lot of good answers in you.
Jun
1
comment Finding an Textfile Ezine to Write For
Agreed, this is a question that's not answerable within out Q&A format. CodeAdmiral, please read our FAQ for more information about asking questions here. In particular, they need to be questions that can be answered definitively, and not with a list of answers that are potentially all equally as valid.
May
31
revised Does this passage convey an appropriate mix of seriousness and levity?
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May
31
revised Does this microfiction provide a slightly surreal sense when describing an ordinary scene?
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