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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.)


Feb
25
comment Story resolution issue - A symbolic gift for two new friends
@JohnSmithers Great, question re-opened.
Feb
24
comment Story resolution issue - A symbolic gift for two new friends
@Standback - have edited the question to bring it in line with the meta thread on questions fishing for ideas.
Feb
24
comment Story resolution issue - A symbolic gift for two new friends
@JohnSmithers - An extended answer like that would actually answer this question without telling Leo what to write. Would you write it up if we can think of a way to edit this question?
Feb
24
comment Good screenwriting-specific collaboration software
@zkent - Rather than asking for people's experiences, as one would on a forum, can you go into more detail on what you need to be able to do? I imagine there won't be a tool that exactly suits your needs, but it would help us narrow it down.
Feb
24
comment Good screenwriting-specific collaboration software
I think that this question is sufficiently different to count as a non-duplicate.
Feb
24
comment Struggling to writing in English
Welcome to Writers, @B.B. In addition to this site, you might also find English Language Learners to be helpful.
Feb
24
comment Story resolution issue - A symbolic gift for two new friends
@LeoKing - You're still asking people what to write, so I don't think this question is a good fit. This site works better when used to, rather than generate ideas, solve a specific problem.
Feb
21
comment Do publishers use LaTeX to produce books for the blind?
@Jubobs After careful rereading, I think I see your point now. You're right, this belongs here. I did some editing to reinforce the publishing angle.
Feb
20
comment Do publishers use LaTeX to produce books for the blind?
This doesn't appear to be about writing, but about a a tool. Would you be okay with our sending this to the Tex site? This is on-topic here, but you might get better answers there.
Feb
17
comment Outlining Structures for Romance Novels
Welcome to Writers! While your answer is good general advice for writing fantasy novels, the question asks about outlining systems for romance novels.
Feb
14
comment What is an “exchange” in magazine publishing?
It's possible to answer an unclear question, which this is an attempt to do. If this user ever returns to clarify (they haven't been here since posting this question), this answer can be updated at that time.
Feb
14
comment Alternative to mindmap software
For example, maybe tell us what you like about mindmap software? Because the nonsequential nature of mindmapping is usually looked at as a strength. Otherwise you're just taking notes.
Feb
14
comment Alternative to mindmap software
Any chance you could be even more specific about what you're looking for? This has the potential to be an infinitely long list of tools.
Feb
13
comment Where to find a the best narrators and producers to turn a good written work into a good audiobook
Have raised this question on meta: Audiobooks - on-topic here?
Feb
13
comment Where to find a the best narrators and producers to turn a good written work into a good audiobook
@rraallvv - I'm sorry, but I think the question is now about producing an audiobook, and is still not about writing.
Feb
13
comment Using “he/she” instead of “it” for animals
Eli, welcome to Writers, from a fellow musician!
Feb
13
comment Where to find a the best narrators and producers to turn a good written work into a good audiobook
I think that this question is analogous to creating cover art or bookbinding or handwriting - related to writing, but not relevant to writing itself.
Feb
11
comment Capitalization of personal event names
@MonicaCellio That's a choice that authors and editors can make, certainly.
Feb
11
comment Is the following passage confusing?
Chat would be great, thanks!
Feb
10
comment Is the following passage confusing?
BTW, I'd love to read this when it's done.