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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.)


Aug
21
reviewed Excellent A novel without verbs?
Aug
21
reviewed Satisfactory Does it confuse readers if a character name is similar to the name of an object?
Aug
21
answered Does the word “Its” get a capital in The Economist Style title case?
Aug
21
comment How can I balance between a formal and informal tone?
I've put this on hold until Lauren's question can be answered; will reopen when we have context.
Aug
20
answered Defining a Prologue
Aug
20
revised Defining a Prologue
Phrasing and grammar; edited tags
Aug
19
comment Using true/real names and events in a fiction novel
Debbie, we've closed this as a duplicate question, but if the question linked to above doesn't tell you what you need to know, please let us know why. We can edit and reopen this.
Aug
19
reviewed Close Using true/real names and events in a fiction novel
Aug
19
comment Do the guidelines for clear style that we use today get in the way of rhythm?
Related, on the English site: Is it ever effective to use modern and archaic grammar together?
Aug
19
reviewed Reviewed Limitations in using a historical figure in a romance
Aug
19
comment Limitations in using a historical figure in a romance
Tobias, we've closed this as a duplicate question, but if the question linked to above doesn't tell you what you need to know, please let us know why. We can edit and reopen this.
Aug
19
reviewed Reviewed Nonfiction: Need signed releases and/or pay subjects I am interviewing?
Aug
19
comment Nonfiction: Need signed releases and/or pay subjects I am interviewing?
I didn't find any duplicates of this, but there are some related questions: Legal and Social effect of story involving real life people, Do I need permission from people I am writing about if I am writing about a true story that was reported in the media?.
Aug
19
revised Do I need permission from people I am writing about if I am writing about a true story that was reported in the media?
Removed signature, updated title
Aug
19
revised Do Decimals Bounded Between 0 and 1 (inclusive) Need a Leading Zero?
Spelling
Aug
19
revised Using true/real names and events in a fiction novel
edited tags
Aug
19
comment What is the difference between a complication/twist and a situation?
Welcome to Writers, Tommy!
Aug
19
revised What is the difference between a complication/twist and a situation?
edited tags, removed "new user"text
Aug
18
reviewed No Action Needed How do I cleanly show the passage of time, with multiple, varying time scales?
Aug
17
revised Capitalizing “The” in Title Case - Increases Engagement?
edited tags; edited tags