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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
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.
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
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
20
comment Believable (but easy) archaic English
Welcome to Writers!
Oct
20
comment How to write a cover letter for The New Yorker fiction section?
I did a little research to answer this, since it's listed in the site's "unanswered questions" page.
Oct
19
comment Do you bold punctuation directly after bold text?
@GiantCowFilms The great thing about standards is that there are so many of them.
Oct
18
comment Writing is it the plot, subplot or backstory
And welcome to the site!
Oct
18
comment Writing is it the plot, subplot or backstory
You have two questions here. Could you please break this into two questions? (We'd edit the answers to follow suit.)
Oct
14
comment Satirical prophecy
@LaurenIpsum - I agree this is vague (even with the edit, although that certainly helps). It's also close to asking what to write.
Oct
13
comment Satirical prophecy
Related, possibly a duplicate: How to write a prophecy? mardi, is your question addressed by this? If not, let's edit this to make the differences clear.
Oct
13
comment Am I breaking the “show don't tell” rule in the following passage?
This is potentially helpful, but it doesn't directly answer the question. Would you like it turned into a comment, or would you like to expand on this in a way that directs the showing/telling part of the question?
Oct
12
comment What's the best way to break into freelance writing?
Related: Finding freelance work.
Oct
11
comment Why do page headers seldom include chapter/section numbers?
To those voting to close: This seems on-topic here. It's more or less a style question, since it's something that's generally covered by style manuals like Chicago/APA.
Oct
9
comment Screenplay format: Can character names be shortened after the first mention?
D.R., I've tried to edit this to make it clearer, but please roll back if I've changed the meaning by mistake
Oct
9
comment How do you mention the same character with two very different descriptions?
@Standback Nice edit! Have reversed my downvote.
Oct
9
comment Screenplay format: Can character names be shortened after the first mention?
@LaurenIpsum This is tagged screenwriting so I think we can assume it's a screenplay.