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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, most recently 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.)


Nov
4
revised Past tense vs present tense
clarified question, tagging
Nov
4
comment Where can I find a good online thesaurus?
Thanks, that's very helpful.
Nov
3
reviewed Reviewed Where can I find a good online thesaurus?
Nov
3
comment Where can I find a good online thesaurus?
Welcome to Writers. We prefer answers that are a little more comprehensive than just a link elsewhere. Can you tell us more about this? Why do you prefer it over other resources?
Nov
3
comment MLA: Citing Multiple Facts from Same Source & Page in Same Paragraph
I assume you want to know how to cite this; your question is incomplete.
Nov
3
revised Where can I find a good online thesaurus?
edited tags
Oct
28
revised Every idea for a story I come up with seems excessively long
edited tags
Oct
27
comment Criteria used by acquisition editors (for Fiction or Non-Fiction)
I'll take care of it, thanks for editing. Just a suggestion, but this would probably be an even stronger question if you explained why you're asking and gave us some background.
Oct
27
comment Criteria used by acquisition editors (for Fiction or Non-Fiction)
I think that would be a much better question.
Oct
27
comment What are the differences between narrative and descriptive writing?
"descriptive story is analysis of any topic desired" By that logic, an academic essay or a political polemic would be descriptive writing.
Oct
25
comment Criteria used by acquisition editors (for Fiction or Non-Fiction)
This question is polling the community, and is difficult to answer in its present form. I think we could edit this into a better question, though, and reopen it. Why are you asking? Is this a field you'd like to break into?
Oct
24
reviewed Approve Stories based on news: are they allowed?
Oct
23
reviewed Edit How many pages long should a chapter book be?
Oct
23
revised How many pages long should a chapter book be?
Rewording to make it easier to read. Removed book name as not relevant.
Oct
23
reviewed Approve Writing is it the plot, subplot or backstory
Oct
23
revised How do you effectively develop a plot when you have a proper back story?
typo
Oct
23
reviewed Approve How do you effectively develop a plot when you have a proper back story?
Oct
22
comment Writing for the web: how do you submit your content
Welcome to the site! I've wondered much the same thing; generally I've used Word files to take advantage of the track changes features, but it's a little clumsy since it involves an extra copypasta step.
Oct
22
revised Writing for the web: how do you submit your content
Removed signature
Oct
21
revised How many pages long should a chapter book be?
edited tags