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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.)


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20
answered Are there any metrical dictionaries?
Sep
20
comment Is it overkill to follow style-guides for technical writing?
@Joe - Only if the writer is bathed in liquid grammar.
Sep
20
reviewed Approve Is it overkill to follow style-guides for technical writing?
Sep
20
comment What is “head popping” and why is it bad?
I've pointed this problem out to writers before, but never had a name for it; but I'm not sure I would want to tell a client they're guilty of "head popping".
Sep
19
revised Is it safe to write about a fictional murder in a real-life location?
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revised What is “head popping” and why is it bad?
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Sep
17
comment How does one go about publishing erotica, and how far is too far?
Welcome to Writers! I'd like to suggest that you take some time to read our FAQ and familiarize yourself with how Stack Exchange sites work. They are not discussion forums, and a chatty, conversational answers such as this is not appropriate as it doesn't answer the question. Perhaps this can be edited into a more helpful, constructive answer?
Sep
17
comment When to use the em dash (—) in fiction writing?
@JohnSmithers - And ellipses...
Sep
17
comment When to use the em dash (—) in fiction writing?
@LaurenIpsum - Excellent!
Sep
16
answered When to use the em dash (—) in fiction writing?
Sep
14
comment Do fullscreen writing environments help for writing? Why?
Protected to avoid short, one-line answers that are opinion only. Please note that this is an older question, and would be closed if it were asked now.
Sep
14
comment What permissions do I need to write a non-fiction book based on personal interviews?
A suggestion: Answers that avoid speculating about the topic would be much stronger.
Sep
14
revised What permissions do I need to write a non-fiction book based on personal interviews?
Typo
Sep
14
comment Spiritual elements in a science-fiction novel
Just doing my best to answer a vague question in a helpful way.