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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.)


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
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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
Sep
8
revised How do critics review an author's first and second and maybe third novel differently?
deleted 6 characters in body
Sep
6
revised Books on character development
edited tags
Sep
6
revised Books on character development
edited tags
Aug
30
revised What's the best software for self-publishing?
edited body
Aug
28
revised Simple rules for separating paragraphs in books?
added 13 characters in body
Aug
28
revised Simple rules for separating paragraphs in books?
edited tags
Aug
24
revised Good Examples of and Practices in Code Documentation
Incorporated information from comments