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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.

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Mar
2
comment Where to find a the best narrators and producers to turn a good written work into a good audiobook
Reopening this, as per discussion in meta.
Mar
2
comment Present tense in user manuals
Welcome to Writers! Before we get any votes to close: Since this is a question about general use of tenses in tech writing, it should not fall afoul of our policies that place questions about grammar and revising small passages off-topic.
Mar
1
comment My publisher copyrighted my book cover and interior
Welcome, Rick. We're not lawyers, and even a lawyer couldn't say without seeing your contract. So it's difficult to say. Can you add more detail to your question?
Feb
26
comment Resources: Dictionaries of Australian English
Thanks, this is extremely helpful. Are you familiar with the different editions? Which would be best for checking common words used in web copy?
Feb
26
comment Resources: Dictionaries of Australian English
Thanks! Are there any freely available resources as well?
Feb
25
comment How should I capitalise headlines for professional Web writing? (Sentence case vs title case)
Tag created. Not sure how much use it'll get, though.
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?