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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
25
comment What referencing style is this?
@What - Agreed, these are endnotes. Would you like to turn this into an answer?
Dec
23
revised Jumping on the Zombie bandwagon
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Dec
19
revised do word lists indexed by domain exist?
edited tags, formatting
Dec
18
comment Story beats for woman masquerading as a man
As per the meta discussion mentioned above, I'm closing this question.
Dec
17
comment I can't figure out to come up with a good plot!
@Standback Agreed, this is close-worthy unless Cyperson edits this so it's more specific and distinct from the linked question.
Dec
16
comment May I use real weapon names in my book without copyright problems?
The question isn't whether the user can provide products and services but just to name things.
Dec
15
comment Story beats for woman masquerading as a man
Questions about storytelling tools are on topic here, but I'm torn. I've opened a discussion about this question on our meta site.
Dec
15
comment How to correctly translate past-tense from languages without Pluperfect?
Agreed, will send this to English.
Dec
13
comment Story beats for woman masquerading as a man
This is basically asking what to write, which is off-topic here. Can anyone think of a way to make this a more answerable question?
Dec
7
comment How much is considered plagiarism?
Welcome to Writers!
Dec
7
comment How can I turn my short story into a novel?
Welcome to Writers! This is an interesting question, thanks for asking it. I've removed your secondary question about POV, since that would be better asked as a separate question; please feel welcome to go ahead and ask it. (The text is in the change history.)
Dec
7
revised How can I turn my short story into a novel?
Writing was rough, capitalization fixed, removed secondary question
Dec
4
revised Books on writing successful non-fiction
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Dec
3
revised Commas at the beginning of a sentence: should I follow convention or intuition?
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Dec
2
revised List of wars someone could be a part of, if they were born a certain date
edited tags
Nov
29
comment Less expensive way to find pictures for a visual dictionary
@what - My opinion is that this still isn't about writing. That the accepted answer basically says "take your own photographs" supports this; the question and the answer have nothing to do with writing.
Nov
29
comment Less expensive way to find pictures for a visual dictionary
I don't think this question is about writing, it's about generating illustrations or photographs.
Nov
28
reviewed No Action Needed How to Create Barcode from ISBN Number
Nov
28
reviewed No Action Needed Video game gameplay script
Nov
28
reviewed Leave Open What's the difference between Cut and Cut to?