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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.)


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revised Different kinds of editors
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May
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revised The ethics of multiple contest submissions
Removed a line looking to start a conversation about contests. This might make for a good question on its own, though.
Apr
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revised Literary criticism term for character espousing author's ideas?
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Apr
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revised Is being paid by the word/page making American books longer?
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Apr
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revised Notes Placement
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Apr
26
revised How do I write a believable romance subplot?
Formatting, focused the question a little more
Apr
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revised How can a practical learner get up to speed on APA quickly?
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Apr
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revised Creating a compelling story from a prebuilt world
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Apr
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revised Creating a compelling story from a prebuilt world
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Apr
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revised How do I organize a massive collection of personal files and writing?
Title, some chatty wording
Apr
24
revised Will 9/11 fiction get a writer into trouble with the US Government?
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Apr
24
revised How do I cleanly show the passage of time, with multiple, varying time scales?
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Apr
24
revised Referencing figure in text - capitalize the word “Figure” or not? Why?
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Apr
23
revised “Lacking meat”, “Content-free”, and poor defense-development. Please critique my work
Removed "Where can I find tips on, and learn more about, technical writing?"
Apr
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revised How/When to create deliberately boring characters?
Removed discussion-y aspects of the question.
Apr
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revised Should I put colons with second-level titles?
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Apr
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revised Is it a bad idea to have all the action in the beginning and all the dialogue in the end?
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Apr
12
revised How can I catch more errors when I proofread?
Moved text here from user's answer to their own question
Apr
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revised How can I catch more errors when I proofread?
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Apr
12
revised A tricky serial semi-colon
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