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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.)


Apr
29
comment How to Cite an Author Who Has a Pen Name
What style guide are you following? (APA, Chicago, etc.) Is this an academic/technical or popular article?
Apr
25
comment Is it legal to use a parental advisory on a book?
Do you mean an advisory in general? Or a specific parental advisory graphic? Are you self-publishing this book? What country are you in?
Apr
20
comment Tools for modelling near-future world
Possibly of interest: There's a worldbuilding proposal on Area 51.
Apr
15
comment Looking for sites that describe minimalist writing for technical content
Those are older questions, if they were asked now they'd probably be closed. But your edit is much more specific, thanks!
Apr
15
comment Looking for sites that describe minimalist writing for technical content
While providing a list of sites really appropriate for a Q&A site (since there's no way to definitively answer the question) maybe we can still be of help. Can you explain why you want to know this? What information are you looking for? Is this for a specific writing project or are you just looking for general information?
Apr
14
comment Fan works… are they allowed?
Niet, you may find these questions and their answers helpful: (and possibly not): Fan Fiction: a crutch or a good start?, How to continue someone else's story gracefully, with fan-fiction?.
Apr
11
comment Does self publishing via Amazon or similar services make your book ineligible for later acceptance by a publisher?
As interesting and helpful as this is, it doesn't answer the question, which is whether self-publishing helps or hurts one's prospects for traditional publication.
Apr
8
comment Is Mine a Convincing Argument Concerning the Effects of Censorship?
Closed as per this discussion in chat.
Apr
7
comment How do you write a character's internal monologue?
Relevant, and possibly a duplicate: Punctuating dialogue with oneself, also Punctuating Thoughts.
Apr
4
comment Capitalization of Phrases: One-on-one assistance
John, your question already has an answer in this question. Welcome to the site, and please continue to ask questions here. (You might also find out sister site English Language & Usage to be helpful.)
Mar
27
comment What is a good OCR program?
Here's the meta thread Pravesh mentioned.
Mar
27
comment Are headlines about lists superior in print as they are in web content?
Ryan, @what - please take this to chat. Arguing in the comments isn't helpful.
Mar
24
comment I need advice regarding the use of real-world locations in a novel
Related: Is it safe to write about a fictional murder in a real-life location?
Mar
24
comment Is there any structure to write a book?
@MonicaCellio - I agree that this is broad - perhaps too broad to be a useful question. But I'd like to let the community decide about keeping it open or not.
Mar
22
comment How much copying is okay?
Did one of the existing questions address your issue? If so, I'll close this as a duplicate, but it's okay to have multiple variations of a question.
Mar
20
comment A commentable live book format that doesn't lose the front-to-back reading order
Are you asking if anyone knows of a system like this? Are you looking to develop it? Are you generating text for it? This site is about writing and editing, and this seems to be more of a development statement than anything else. I'm putting this on hold for now, but ping a mod if you want to edit and reopen.
Mar
13
comment How can I get permission to translate and republish a book?
In the event that the book is self-published and the author holds the publishing rights, you may have to contact the author directly.
Mar
10
comment How to travel in a government restricted setting?
@kriseli - We do critiques here, so that'd be great. The best thing you can do is to ask specific questions about the text you need critiqued.
Mar
10
comment Writing an article avoiding Libel
Folks, it's easy to mock conspiracy theorists, but there's a valid question here about writing. Let's give this user the benefit of the doubt and assume that this is a serious question.
Mar
10
comment Writing an article avoiding Libel
I've edited your question fairly heavily to attempt to bring out your meaning. Please don't hesitate to further edit this or revert my edits if my guesses as to what was meant are wrong!