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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
9
comment Is the following passage confusing?
Thanks, I think the edit helps a lot.
Feb
9
comment Typography of page numbers
@Tobias - See above, please. (I think OP gets notified of comments anyway, no matter who gets @-pinged.)
Feb
9
comment Typography of page numbers
@PraveshParekh - Whoops, yes I did.
Feb
9
comment Typography of page numbers
@PraveshParekh - Do your institution's guidelines refer you to a style manual? (APA, MLA, Chicago, etc.)
Feb
9
comment Is the following passage confusing?
This is tough to understand out of context. Would you be willing to give us some of the surrounding text, or to explain the context of this passage?
Feb
9
comment How can I get rid of the “things” in the following passage?
This looks to be a request to rephrase a short passage, and is likely off topic as per this thread in meta.
Feb
9
comment Is my writing 'disjointed', and if so how can I fix it?
Our guidelines can be somewhat confusing, so I try to be friendly about it.
Feb
9
comment Typography of page numbers
@Tobias - I'm guessing you're working on an academic book here? Have added the academic-writing tag.
Feb
9
comment Typography of page numbers
While this question is, on the surface, more about layout than about writing, issues like these can be important to technical and academic writing.
Feb
8
comment Is my writing 'disjointed', and if so how can I fix it?
Welcome to Writers. Asking to explain what "disjointed and jerky" means is a good question, and thanks for asking it. I've edited out your request for a general critique, since critiques here have to be specific and answerable, as per the site critique guidelines. Again, welcome to the site!
Feb
8
comment Which sections to cover for my graduation thesis on BSS?
Relevant: Is it appropriate to ask questions on specialist knowledge areas?
Feb
6
comment How to define a research question when the output is a product, used in research?
Can you tell us more about why this research is required? How the questions are generally used? Who does this research?
Feb
5
comment suggest urdu and hindi text editor software for windows8
Closed. While some software questions are on-topic here, they should be questions about specialist tools or particularly writing-oriented questions about general tools. Also, recommendation questions aren't usually suited to Stack Exchange sites.
Feb
2
comment Referencing the process of writing the novel as a part of the novel's plot
@Hnatt - Writing a book review is still writing, certainly! This is on-topic here. Would you be willing to edit this information into the question?
Feb
1
comment Multimedia Project
Welcome to Writers! Questions on Stack Exchange sites need to be a bit more focused than this, I'm afraid. Please have a look at our help center for more information.
Jan
31
comment Hypothetical interview with Jesus Christ. Has to be deep?
Welcome to Writers! Questions asking what to write are off-topic here, and questions looking to start a discussion don't work well on Stack Exchange sites. I'm going to put this on hold, but if you want to edit this into something more focused, we'll consider re-opening.
Jan
31
comment Citing authors already cited in a paper
What style manual are you following? Does your school have a thesis style guide?
Jan
31
comment my first comedy plot draft is very bland. how far can I go on calling this out?
I'm unclear on what you're asking. Is it how deeply you can use references? How to make your story funnier?
Jan
28
comment Referencing the process of writing the novel as a part of the novel's plot
@Hnatt - Questions like this are only on-topic here if they're relevant to a writing project. Can you clarify if this is the case? If not, I'll ask EL&U if we can migrate this there.
Jan
23
comment How do you describe a methodology of writing?
Are you affiliated with this site? If so, please indicate your affiliation. This is your second answer on Writers, and both had this link. Also, please indicate the exact page on this site where you're getting this text from; otherwise, it's spam and not an attribution.