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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.)


Sep
21
comment What software is good for writing a technical book?
If the linked question doesn't address what you need, please let us know in the comments.
Sep
21
reviewed No Action Needed Does self publishing via Amazon or similar services make your book ineligible for later acceptance by a publisher?
Sep
20
comment Are newlines effective for adding weight to certain phrases?
Agreed, this can be effective but it's easy to overuse.
Sep
20
comment Book translations for a student
To the person who voted to close because this is about translating, not writing: Translation is on-topic here, as are requests for writing tools.
Sep
19
comment How can i learn the name of a colour to use in a description?
Perhaps this will help? boredpanda.com/color-thesaurus-char-ingrid-sundberg
Sep
19
comment Story without any character development whatsoever?
There's no private messaging system on Stack Exchange, but you can contact me here.
Sep
17
comment Resource for idioms
I think this is a situation where reading a lot will benefit you a lot more than any resource. Even if this exists, you'd be copying phrases by rote.
Sep
17
comment Story without any character development whatsoever?
I'm just curious, but would you be willing to link to this story?
Sep
17
comment Story without any character development whatsoever?
@LaurenIpsum Definitely related, but I think this question contains a different enough shade of meaning to stand on its own.
Sep
16
comment Can a sentence start with verb?
Can you tell us why you're asking, to give this context? Questions strictly about grammar are off-topic here.
Sep
15
reviewed Reject suggested edit on Is it bad to include subplots that don't push the story forward?
Sep
15
reviewed No Action Needed When mentioning two items in a sentence, should I specify which one I'm referring to in the next one?
Sep
15
reviewed No Action Needed How to research and discover topic popularity and trends to determine topic selection for article writing?
Sep
15
reviewed No Action Needed Do publisher ever automatically reject unread stories
Sep
14
reviewed Leave Open What do “p” and “pp” mean in the context of an index?
Sep
13
revised Short Story first or skip to Screenplay
edited tags
Sep
13
comment Is it bad to include subplots that don't push the story forward?
@BroSlow - I think the comparison gives us a high-level view of how fashions and perceived best practices in writing have changed over the centuries. What we view as literature now may not be considered such in a few hundred years, and we view potboilers of the day (like Shakespeare) as sophisticated, influential fiction.
Sep
13
revised Do I risk losing reader if I put too many religious/anti-religious views?
Typo (just one, but it's important)
Sep
13
comment Killing the protagonist - should it be done?
This answer has received flags marking it as offensive. I've softened it a bit to address these concerns; see the edit history for more information. If you'd like to discuss, I'm happy to do so.
Sep
13
revised Killing the protagonist - should it be done?
Softened the references to the New Testament as fiction