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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
14
comment Fan works… are they allowed?
Niet, you may find these questions and their answers helpful: (and possibly not): Fan Fiction: a crutch or a good start?, How to continue someone else's story gracefully, with fan-fiction?.
Apr
11
comment Does self publishing via Amazon or similar services make your book ineligible for later acceptance by a publisher?
As interesting and helpful as this is, it doesn't answer the question, which is whether self-publishing helps or hurts one's prospects for traditional publication.
Apr
8
comment Is Mine a Convincing Argument Concerning the Effects of Censorship?
Closed as per this discussion in chat.
Apr
7
comment How do you write a character's internal monologue?
Relevant, and possibly a duplicate: Punctuating dialogue with oneself, also Punctuating Thoughts.
Apr
7
revised How do you write a character's internal monologue?
edited tags
Apr
4
revised Which words should not be capitalized in Title Case?
edited tags
Apr
4
comment Capitalization of Phrases: One-on-one assistance
John, your question already has an answer in this question. Welcome to the site, and please continue to ask questions here. (You might also find out sister site English Language & Usage to be helpful.)
Apr
2
awarded  Electorate
Apr
2
revised Changing Capitalization in a Quote - MLA
edited tags
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
edited tags
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