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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.)


Jun
10
comment RDF vocabularly for storytelling
@sh1ftst0rm - Yes, definitely. I'd like to see Monica's concerns addressed as well; the clearer the question, the better answers you can get.
Jun
9
comment What are the differences between narrative and descriptive writing?
Can you clarify this question by telling us where you encountered these terms, and what the context is? This is difficult to answer otherwise.
Jun
9
comment How to deal with common Earth references in a non-Earth setting?
CW status removed. There was no reason for its use here other than to avoid reputation loss.
Jun
5
comment Best Tool to Create User Guides
Thanks, that's helpful.
Jun
4
comment Meeting with a respected publisher, what questions should I ask?
I don't work for a publisher, but off the top of my head, I'd ask the publisher about what they're looking for and how it relates to your work, what their workflow is, etc - stuff of interest to them that they can answer.
Jun
4
comment Best Tool to Create User Guides
I'm a little unclear on what you're looking for here. DO you need recommendations for the interface for the software tool, or recommendations for software to update the software tool's user guide? If the latter, what's wrong with just using Word to create PDFs? Or do you want a user guide inside the software? (If the former, you're on the wrong site, I'm afraid.)
Jun
4
comment Meeting with a respected publisher, what questions should I ask?
Good question. I've done a little editing to make this more answerable on a Q&A site like this, but please revert my edits (or edit further) if I've changed your intent anywhere.
Jun
3
comment Essay writing contests
Are you affiliated with this site? Cause this looks kinda like spam.
Jun
1
comment Story-telling to improve writing skills?
Okay, I'm closing this for now, since there's no specific question being asked. Please ping a moderator if you want to edit and reopen, we'd be happy to help refine this.
May
30
comment Legal effect of standard fiction disclaimer
This looks to be a legal question that has nothing to do with writing. How do other folks weigh in on this?
May
30
comment How to write a polite reminder email?
Just a note: If this question were asked now, it might well be closed as off-topic. (It's not asking what to write, exactly, but those are the answers it's generating.)
May
30
comment Story-telling to improve writing skills?
What is your question here, exactly? It reads like a question that's asking for everybody's experiences - which is a discussion question, not an answerable question. Is there any way to focus this question more?
May
30
comment What are PoD options for a 5M Bible?
@martinf - This is a question about publishing, which is on-topic here.
May
28
comment Are there more character alignment grids (like D&D)
Forgive me if I'm missing the point here, but isn't this more of a gaming question or a design question than a writing question?
May
26
comment Storyboard a Novel?
Welcome to Writers. This is a Q&A site, not a discussion forum, and you will find that answers here need to be more specific. Your answer doesn't really address this question, which is asking about novels. Do you have the knowledge to expand this answer to novels?
May
19
comment Do you use the word “that” too much?
This is a call for discussion, not a question. Closing for now, but this page in our help center will explain why this is a problem.
May
18
comment How can I improve my written communication skills the soonest?
Are you affiliated with Skillfeed? If this text is taken directly from there, please link to the exact page.
May
16
comment How to cite the C# Language Specification Version 5.0
Welcome to Writers! Does your school use MLA/APA/other style guide or have an internal style sheet/citation formatting guide?
May
16
comment Genre conventions: Which end do readers expect?
It's definitely better, thanks for editing.
May
16
comment Genre conventions: Which end do readers expect?
As it stands, I think this is a question that's (1) asking what to write, and (2) very close to brainstorming, both of which are off-topic. Maybe phrasing this in a way where you ask the effects of these endings on the reader would be better?