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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.)


Dec
8
revised How do I quote a graphic novel?
added 8 characters in body
Dec
5
comment How many errors per page volume is typically “okay” in a book?
@JohnSmithers - If you want to discuss this further, take it to chat.
Dec
5
comment How many errors per page volume is typically “okay” in a book?
@JohnSmithers - The answer below is already one that works for this question but wouldn't work for the other proofreader question. This is not a dupe.
Dec
3
comment Is it good style in fiction to write sentences as a flow of (disjointed) thoughts?
Perhaps, instead of asking if this is "good style", you could ask what effect this kind of writing will have?
Dec
2
reviewed Reject How to write realistic female dialogue
Dec
1
comment Is it good style in fiction to write sentences as a flow of (disjointed) thoughts?
Proofreading tag aside, there are a couple of ways you could take this. If you want a critique of your text, you'll need to provide more than a sentence or three and also provide specific questions. Our critique guidelines may be of help. Or - Perhaps what you want to refocus this so it's asking about writing in a conversational manner? If so, I'd suggest expanding the question to focus on that.
Dec
1
reviewed Approve Is it good style in fiction to write sentences as a flow of (disjointed) thoughts?
Nov
29
comment Is it good style in fiction to write sentences as a flow of (disjointed) thoughts?
@XORGate - I assumed it was a proofreading question because you used the proofreading tag. There's also no real question here; you're just asking people to tell you what they think of the sentence.
Nov
29
comment How many errors should I expect from a proofreader?
@LaurenIpsum - I think it wouldnt.
Nov
29
comment Is it good style in fiction to write sentences as a flow of (disjointed) thoughts?
Proofreading requests are off-topic here, I'm closing this.
Nov
28
comment How many errors should I expect from a proofreader?
That would mean going through a lot of proofreaders. I agree that ten errors seems a bit much, but I'm skeptical that you're able to ferret out every single typo in every single manuscript you work on. A book without even one typo (or at least something that's questionable) is exceedingly rare.
Nov
26
reviewed Reject Do books have to be written in sequence?
Nov
24
awarded  Announcer
Nov
22
comment How many errors should I expect from a proofreader?
I suspect that the question here is really, "are these many errors acceptable?"
Nov
20
reviewed Approve What does active voice mean?
Nov
19
reviewed Reject What are the differences between narrative and descriptive writing?
Nov
18
awarded  Yearling
Nov
16
reviewed Reject ISBN - does it uniquely identify book dimension?
Nov
15
reviewed Approve Decide on a theme/overarching meaning before writing a short story?
Nov
14
comment How to fix writer's thought muddledness?
Jenna, welcome to Writers, but I'm afraid questions like this aren't a good fit for Stack Exchange sites, which are a little different from most discussion boards. I'm going to close this for now, but if you can narrow this down to a more specific, answerable question, we'll consider reopening.