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bio website jedoliver.com
location Chico, CA
age 36
visits member for 2 years, 3 months
seen Jul 8 at 4:27

I live in California. I write. I game. I cook. And I'm a Dad.

I'm a journalist by trade, and I've worked for one of the the local papers and a now defunct business journal. I've also worked as a typesetter, a graphic artist and was the production manager for an international trade magazine, so I have a pretty good grasp of the printing industry.

In 2007, I quit my job to be a stay-at-home-father. One thing that I promised myself when I made that decision is that I would use my down time to start writing again. Five years and three kids later, and it looks like I can finally fulfill that promise.

Other "accomplishments" of mine:

  • In Kindergarten I wrote a sentence about raccoons that used the words 'nocturnal' and 'diurnal' correctly without any help from anyone.

  • In the fourth grade, I wrote Doctor Who fan fiction.

  • In the eighth grade, I got published for the first time. My short story "The Day the Earth was Disintegrated" was published by The National Junior High School Writer. I got extra credit in my English class and that Friday the whole class got pizza. Somewhat ironically, the only pizza they bought was 'supreme', which I detest, and therefore did not have any pizza.

  • In high school I was the senior editor of the school paper and the yearbook chief.

  • In college I was the first (and perhaps only) student who, as my major changed, went from the Business Manager of the school newspaper, to the Art Director to the Senior Editor.

  • During the 2008 presidential campaign, my observations were frequently read on air during "The Cafferty File" on CNN's "The Situation Room with Wolf Blitzer".

  • To Be Determined


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reviewed Leave Open What language style should I use for a tech blog?
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reviewed Leave Open Are the web audience who love microblogging and the book audience who love long stories different?
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reviewed Looks OK Software recommendations for magazine layout?
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reviewed No Action Needed Any documentaries or other inspirational movies about creative writing?
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11
comment How to use parentheses
Related: Do parentheses inhibit clarity? writers.stackexchange.com/questions/5654/…
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answered How should we go from Stack Exchange Q/A to publishable PDF with the least hassle?
Feb
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comment How to Create Barcode from ISBN Number
Please clarify: Do you need to now how to generate ISBN barcodes in order to use them on books you intend to have published OR do you need to generate the barcodes and then find an economical way to apply them to a certain number of already published physical books?
Feb
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revised How to quote something twice
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Feb
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reviewed Needs Improvement Peeking through character's mask
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reviewed Excellent Is it a bad idea to vary the voice of the narrator in third person (limited omniscient)?
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reviewed Satisfactory Switching from past to present tense?
Feb
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reviewed Needs Improvement Intellectual Property Rights & Reuse of the Written Material
Feb
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reviewed Needs Improvement Characters time spending: Are there any good limits for time spending on characters of secondary list?
Feb
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reviewed Needs Improvement Turning Checkered Squares into Settings
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reviewed Satisfactory Is it a bad practice to occasionally add first-person narrative to third-person narrative?
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reviewed Satisfactory How do I quote a graphic novel?
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reviewed Satisfactory Characters with no names