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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, most recently 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.)


Jan
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Jan
18
revised Find Information For Describing A Nuclear Power Plant
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Jan
18
comment Find Information For Describing A Nuclear Power Plant
The Writers community is currently divided on whether questions like this are on-topic. This thread has the details. I would recommend that answers that are more about identifying appropriate resources and less about the details of nuclear power plants would be both more on-topic as well as useful to future visitors.
Jan
15
comment Resource for generic plot hooks?
The weekly chat on tuesdays on this site might also spark something for you; check it out!
Jan
13
revised Can I use a different ISBN when publishing a co-authored book in two different countries?
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Jan
11
comment What language style should I use for a tech blog?
@JohnSmithers - Questions about style are on-topic here, but I agree that this question is too general to get any useful answers other than opinions. More information about the target audience would help focus this question.
Jan
10
revised How to keep the reader engaged in a novel where “not much happens”?
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Jan
10
comment How many different words are in the average novel?
@spiceyokooko - I believe that J.R.'s comment may be asking you to cite those numbers. (I'd also be curious to know where you got them, and what years those numbers represent, since the average novel seems to have gotten longer in the last decade or so.)
Jan
10
revised How many different words are in the average novel?
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Jan
10
comment What genre appeals to the widest audience?
Micaela, welcome to Writers.SE. I'd like to say that I regret the torrent of downvotes on your first question; I suspect that people are reacting to the fact that writing a book based on this kind of genre cherry-picking would likely produce an utterly vapid story. The question itself is a good one; thanks for asking it. It's produced some excellent answers, which is what these sites are all about. Again, welcome, and please keep asking questions!
Jan
10
comment What genre appeals to the widest audience?
@Aerovistae - I respectfully disagree. The question certainly does betray a lack of understanding of what genre is in the first place; this answer attempts to correct that. Just because a question is very basic doesn't mean it deserves our scorn.
Jan
9
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Jan
9
reviewed Leave Open Getting a Manuscript Reviewed
Jan
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reviewed Leave Open Article submission websites
Jan
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reviewed Leave Open What is this citation style called?
Jan
9
reviewed Leave Open Punctuation-Quote or Quote-Punctuation?
Jan
9
revised Punctuation-Quote or Quote-Punctuation?
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Jan
9
revised Very simple markup language for writing fiction
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Jan
8
comment How much influence does blogging have on learning to write better?
"I have 100 blogs" - Does this mean posts or actual blogs? If the latter, what kind of blogs?
Dec
26
comment Please help me re-word this sentence
General critique requests such as this are off-topic here. In addition, questions looking to rephrase a small amount of text are also off-topic. I'm closing this question, but please feel free to keep asking questions!