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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, most recently 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.)


Nov
3
revised Where can I find a good online thesaurus?
edited tags
Oct
28
revised Every idea for a story I come up with seems excessively long
edited tags
Oct
23
revised How many pages long should a chapter book be?
Rewording to make it easier to read. Removed book name as not relevant.
Oct
23
revised How do you effectively develop a plot when you have a proper back story?
typo
Oct
22
revised Writing for the web: how do you submit your content
Removed signature
Oct
21
revised How many pages long should a chapter book be?
edited tags
Oct
15
revised How to release a heavy revision to a series without upsetting readers?
edited tags
Oct
12
revised What's the best way to break into freelance writing?
edited title
Oct
11
revised Why do page headers seldom include chapter/section numbers?
edited tags
Oct
9
revised Screenplay format: Can character names be shortened after the first mention?
Tagging, clarified text
Oct
9
revised How to write a cover letter for The New Yorker fiction section?
edited tags
Oct
7
revised Use of Registered trademark
edited tags
Oct
2
revised Quote a sentence with references
Tagging
Sep
29
revised Is it OK to invent as I write, or should I plan the entire story first?
edited tags
Sep
28
revised Many quotations of a black British novel which used creolized English language. When to use sic?
Removed signature, as per SE policy.
Sep
24
revised What's the difference between the American and the European style in essay writing?
edited title
Sep
22
revised Is it common to bring in a developmental editor when you are at the stage of synopsis?
edited tags, wording (for clarity and to incorporate eppended edit into original text)
Sep
13
revised Short Story first or skip to Screenplay
edited tags
Sep
13
revised Do I risk losing reader if I put too many religious/anti-religious views?
Typo (just one, but it's important)
Sep
13
revised Killing the protagonist - should it be done?
Softened the references to the New Testament as fiction