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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
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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May
31
revised Does my story structure for an ensemble zombie story sound effective?
retagged, punctuation
May
31
revised Please advise on this comma among semi-colons and provide a more concise sentence
edited tags; edited title
May
31
revised How can I improve this description which includes actions?
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May
31
revised The most natural paragraph
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May
31
comment The most natural paragraph
Monica, this question seems to be a critique of sorts, and those require more specific guidelines to be acceptable questions on Writers. Can you tell us more about what you're looking for? "Most natural" is vague and difficult to nail down. What are your specific concerns? Can you tell us more about the context this sentence will be in?
May
31
reviewed Approve suggested edit on The most natural paragraph
May
31
revised Will science fiction as a genre ever go the way of the western?
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May
30
comment When writing on paper, how do you move things about?
I've edited this so it's less of a question polling the community - how do you do this - and more of a question that's asking how one can edit on paper.
May
30
revised When writing on paper, how do you move things about?
Removed the polling nature of the way this was written
May
30
revised What are “industry leading royalties”?
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May
29
comment How can I deal with an overload of writing projects?
Sure, whatever gets you writing.
May
28
comment Website to know about books something similar to IMDB for movies?
This question can potentially result in a nearly-endless list of reading/book websites, something discouraged on Stack Exchange sites. So that we can leave this question open, could you narrow down what you're looking for a little? For example, do you want user ratings, or is it more important that such a website have "official" data (publisher, editor, etc.)?
May
28
comment How much time do you spend writing one page on average?
@Navi - "Off topic" may be an unfortunate term, but this question is a poll and therefore inappropriate for a Q&A site. See this meta answer for more about why.
May
28
answered How can I deal with an overload of writing projects?
May
28
awarded  Fanatic
May
26
reviewed Reject suggested edit on How to make out that my work doesn't require any more editing?
May
25
comment How to make out that my work doesn't require any more editing?
Sounds like there are two parts to this question: How to know when your work needs to be improved, and how to know when to stop making it better.