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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.)


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revised What is a good methodology for researching a historical novel?
Changed "first poster" to a direct link.
Jun
3
revised Does this FAQ accurately convey the mission of DIY.SE?
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Jun
3
revised Which is a better composition?
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Jun
3
revised Any suggestions to improve these three introductory paragraphs of a novel I'm writing (e.g. writing style, description and flow)?
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Jun
3
revised Advice on interface text in a videogame
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Jun
3
revised What is the expression/common form to express that one will stay long term somewhere?
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Jun
3
revised Does this paragraph make you want to keep reading?
Removed critique tag
May
31
revised Does this passage convey an appropriate mix of seriousness and levity?
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May
31
revised Does this microfiction provide a slightly surreal sense when describing an ordinary scene?
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May
31
revised Does my story structure for an ensemble zombie story sound effective?
retagged, punctuation
May
31
revised Please advise on this comma among semi-colons and provide a more concise sentence
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May
31
revised How can I improve this description which includes actions?
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May
31
revised The most natural paragraph
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May
31
revised Will science fiction as a genre ever go the way of the western?
deleted 29 characters in body
May
30
revised When writing on paper, how do you move things about?
Removed the polling nature of the way this was written
May
30
revised What are “industry leading royalties”?
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May
25
revised Does this writing create emotion in the reader?
deleted 110 characters in body; edited tags; edited title
May
22
revised Giving something an alias
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May
21
revised Fixing fundamental flaws of structure and composition under deadline
Removed typos, cursing, and confrontational messages towards Standback
May
18
revised Referencing a website using Harvard style
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