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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.)


Apr
2
revised Changing Capitalization in a Quote - MLA
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Apr
1
revised Is Mine a Convincing Argument Concerning the Effects of Censorship?
formatting
Mar
28
revised Twist in kishōtenketsu vs. twist in Western plots
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Mar
27
comment What is a good OCR program?
Here's the meta thread Pravesh mentioned.
Mar
27
comment Are headlines about lists superior in print as they are in web content?
Ryan, @what - please take this to chat. Arguing in the comments isn't helpful.
Mar
25
revised How short can a poem be until it can no longer be a poem?
Removed language asking for opinions
Mar
24
reviewed Approve suggested edit on How do I add an ISBN to Calibre ebook?
Mar
24
comment I need advice regarding the use of real-world locations in a novel
Related: Is it safe to write about a fictional murder in a real-life location?
Mar
24
comment Is there any structure to write a book?
@MonicaCellio - I agree that this is broad - perhaps too broad to be a useful question. But I'd like to let the community decide about keeping it open or not.
Mar
22
comment How much copying is okay?
Did one of the existing questions address your issue? If so, I'll close this as a duplicate, but it's okay to have multiple variations of a question.
Mar
22
revised How much copying is okay?
Grammar, readability
Mar
22
revised In a FAQ, should a question header take the form “Why does blah blah?” or “Blah blah happens, Why?” And why?
Made title easier to parse
Mar
22
revised How to “defy” physics on a sci-fi?
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Mar
22
revised Is there any structure to write a book?
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Mar
20
comment A commentable live book format that doesn't lose the front-to-back reading order
Are you asking if anyone knows of a system like this? Are you looking to develop it? Are you generating text for it? This site is about writing and editing, and this seems to be more of a development statement than anything else. I'm putting this on hold for now, but ping a mod if you want to edit and reopen.
Mar
20
reviewed Edit suggested edit on A commentable live book format that doesn't lose the front-to-back reading order
Mar
20
revised A commentable live book format that doesn't lose the front-to-back reading order
Minor spelling/grammer fixes
Mar
17
revised How should I write “shush” in a narrative?
edited title
Mar
17
revised How should I write “shush” in a narrative?
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Mar
15
revised Quotes or no, for Hiccup
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