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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
30
comment Publishers favoring, or temporary initiatives tailored for, young authors
@M.Na'el - That may be true. Ideally, we can do both: Explain and provide the answer.
Jun
30
comment Publishers favoring, or temporary initiatives tailored for, young authors
Interesting question. I'd recommend that, analogous to how SE sites handle shopping questions, people focus on how to find such publishers rather than only providing suggestions for individual publishers that accept such MS's (since that can change over time).
Jun
29
comment What book review sites allow authors to send a copy of their books for reviews?
Related: How can I get book my non-fiction book reviewed by professional reviewers?.
Jun
29
comment What book review sites allow authors to send a copy of their books for reviews?
This is a press release/PR company, and not a company that writes impartial book reviews, which is what was requested here. The question also asks for organizations that will review in return for a copy of the book.
Jun
29
comment What book review sites allow authors to send a copy of their books for reviews?
@RalphGallagher - I edited your question to clarify this, I hope it helps.
Jun
29
revised What book review sites allow authors to send a copy of their books for reviews?
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Jun
27
answered Coming up with names for species in fiction?
Jun
26
comment How to distinguish if a novel is science fiction or fantasy?
@FearlessWriter - Have edited your comment into the question. It would also help focus the answers if you told us more about your novel, wanna share a plot summary?
Jun
26
revised How to distinguish if a novel is science fiction or fantasy?
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Jun
26
comment How to distinguish if a novel is science fiction or fantasy?
@Patches - I agree, but marketing is on-topic here, within certain limits.
Jun
26
revised How to distinguish if a novel is science fiction or fantasy?
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Jun
26
reviewed Reject suggested edit on How to distinguish if a novel is science fiction or fantasy?
Jun
25
comment How do you determine if a plot device is too coincidental?
From here: Coincidences to get characters into trouble are great; coincidences to get them out of it are cheating.
Jun
22
comment Shared World licensing fees
Do you have priorities about licensing? Is it important to you, for example, that you retain all copyrights? Do you want the writers to retain copyright over their work? Are your concerns strictly financial? Do you want the terms to be attractive to writers? Or will you be inviting specific writers to participate? You need to identify your priorities here.
Jun
21
revised How do I cite Google Public Data in my bibliography (APA format)?
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Jun
21
answered How does joint authorship work?
Jun
20
revised What are good places to post your work where it will be read by others?
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Jun
20
revised What are good places to post your work where it will be read by others?
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Jun
20
comment What are good places to post your work where it will be read by others?
@JSBձոգչ - Good find. Any objections to my merging the two questions?
Jun
19
comment What sections of the frontmatter are listed in the table of contents?
@Burgmeister - Does your department follow a style manual like APA? Do they have a local style guide that overrides it in any way?