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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.)


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comment What is a normal length for a chapter?
This is why standard manuscript format is so useful; there are roughly 250 words to a page when formatted correctly.
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comment How do I start a business-presentation?
Would you care to explain why? That would make this a much better answer.
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comment Are contractions antithetical to academic writing?
"...in some of the papers." Can you provide more detail about what you're writing? Thesis? Journal articles? Also, I updated your title, as talking about individual words is close to off-topic here, but the tone of contractions in general is quite solidly on-topic. Please revert the edit if I'm off-base.
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revised Are contractions antithetical to academic writing?
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comment Is the following piece of text comprehensible and written in good style?
@JohnSmithers - thanks for the correction, fixed now.
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answered Is the following piece of text comprehensible and written in good style?
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comment Best tool to create ebooks?
However, this is a case where you can discuss why your software is particularly good. How is it better than other tools out there?
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comment Best tool to create ebooks?
I appreciate that you're disclosing that this is your own software, but you've answered two questions like this on the site. I'm converting this into a comment, but in the future, it'd probably be best if you answer questions with more than just a link to your own software or the system may automatically flag you as a spammer.
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comment How to determine if a freelance writing website is reputable and provides assignments that are worthwhile?
Did a little tweaking on the title and added a sentence to the body of the question that I think will help. @justkt - I share your concerns for questions like this, but I think this is now okay to leave open.
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comment Which language to use when writing a multinational story
@Robusto - I've never read anything by him. Can you recommend one of his works that uses multiple languages well?
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revised What's the best way to show a foreign language in a manuscript?
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