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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.)


Feb
13
comment Where to find a the best narrators and producers to turn a good written work into a good audiobook
I think that this question is analogous to creating cover art or bookbinding or handwriting - related to writing, but not relevant to writing itself.
Feb
12
revised Should I translate foreign names of companies, organisations, political parties etc?
deleted 2 characters in body
Feb
11
comment Capitalization of personal event names
@MonicaCellio That's a choice that authors and editors can make, certainly.
Feb
11
comment Is the following passage confusing?
Chat would be great, thanks!
Feb
11
answered Capitalization of personal event names
Feb
10
comment Is the following passage confusing?
BTW, I'd love to read this when it's done.
Feb
10
revised Is there a great manual for technical and scientific writing?
edited tags
Feb
10
comment Does excessive use of prepositions make writing unclear?
I hope this is clear; prepositions are a slippery concept, and I'm not a grammarian.
Feb
10
answered Does excessive use of prepositions make writing unclear?
Feb
9
comment Is the following passage confusing?
Thanks, I think the edit helps a lot.
Feb
9
answered Is the following passage confusing?
Feb
9
revised Is the following passage confusing?
Typo, fixed for comprehenion
Feb
9
comment Typography of page numbers
@Tobias - See above, please. (I think OP gets notified of comments anyway, no matter who gets @-pinged.)
Feb
9
comment Typography of page numbers
@PraveshParekh - Whoops, yes I did.
Feb
9
comment Typography of page numbers
@PraveshParekh - Do your institution's guidelines refer you to a style manual? (APA, MLA, Chicago, etc.)
Feb
9
comment Is the following passage confusing?
This is tough to understand out of context. Would you be willing to give us some of the surrounding text, or to explain the context of this passage?
Feb
9
comment How can I get rid of the “things” in the following passage?
This looks to be a request to rephrase a short passage, and is likely off topic as per this thread in meta.
Feb
9
revised Does excessive use of prepositions make writing unclear?
edited tags
Feb
9
comment Is my writing 'disjointed', and if so how can I fix it?
Our guidelines can be somewhat confusing, so I try to be friendly about it.
Feb
9
comment Typography of page numbers
@Tobias - I'm guessing you're working on an academic book here? Have added the academic-writing tag.