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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.)


Aug
26
revised What's the best way to show a foreign language in a manuscript?
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Aug
26
revised How does one present spoken dialogue as a secondary language to signed speech?
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Aug
26
comment Italicizing and adding accents to Spanish words in an English novel.
Creating a style sheet for a novel is useful, particularly at the editing stage.
Aug
25
revised Italicizing and adding accents to Spanish words in an English novel.
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Aug
25
comment Which language to use when writing a multinational story
Have created a multilingual tag. I'd love to see more questions about this, to fulfill the site's potential for being multilingual.
Aug
25
wiki created multilingual description
Aug
25
wiki created multilingual excerpt
Aug
25
revised Which language to use when writing a multinational story
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Aug
25
comment Which language to use when writing a multinational story
All this said, I'm sure that someone, somewhere has managed to write a book or a story contrary to all the advice I'm giving here, and found a way to make it work. If this imaginary multilingual story exists, I'd love to read it.
Aug
25
answered Which language to use when writing a multinational story
Aug
25
comment Cutting down on paragraph size
@JasonV - Actually, if you have specific questions about a piece of writing, you can indeed post it here - if you have specific questions about the work. You've done this here, with your question about paragraph length. For generalized critique, try asking in our chat room; people sometimes post links to works in progress there.
Aug
25
revised Is it really necessary to add things like “I thought, I wondered, etc,” in first-person narrative?
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Aug
24
comment What is it called when the outcome of the plot is not told?
@SteveMoser - Then this question isn't about writing at all. We've decided that general literary questions are out of scope here. This question is very much on the borderline, however. If we start seeing a lot of these, they'll probably be closed.
Aug
24
answered Is it really necessary to add things like “I thought, I wondered, etc,” in first-person narrative?
Aug
24
comment Breaking the 'cooling down' rule after finishing the first draft
@John- Glad to hear it, thanks for clarifying.
Aug
24
answered Cutting down on paragraph size
Aug
24
revised Cutting down on paragraph size
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Aug
23
comment Breaking the 'cooling down' rule after finishing the first draft
John, I have edited out the profanity in this post. You undid my edit, which I have fixed. I know you disagree with the profanity policy here; please do not do this again. This is not a case where the word is needed to communicate your point.
Aug
23
revised Breaking the 'cooling down' rule after finishing the first draft
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Aug
23
comment Translation of my book “Babymoves” into Japanese
Agreed. You're asking the internet for legal advice. Specifically, look for a lawyer who can handle international contract law.