Shakespeare Montage

WEBSITE RENOVATION. I have renovated my website as of December 2017. Over the years I had added and deleted things without updating the various indexes. Several people told me that some of my links were broken. That kind of thing is embarrassing.

The renovation is a continuing endeavor, but the pages that are here now are functional. Some of the previously available items are no longer on the site. Why? Because some of the articles needed revision, and it takes time to make changes. I code everything manually, and HTML code has changed enormously in the twenty years that I have been working with it. Nonetheless, I hope to restore some of these old items, and I will definitely add new things over time, too.

QUOTATION MARKS: Yes, I know the American editorial standard for quotation marks. I have taught that standard, and I continue to use it as an editor for American publications. I also know that the standard is really fouled up in how it handles quotation marks in relation to other punctuation marks. Therefore, I sometimes use one of the many European systems for quotations. Do not be surprised if you see some words, phrases, or quotes enclosed in European angle quotes, either ‹single› or «double».

PENDING: I have some poems that I would like to post, and I will try to add some more articles soon. In the meantime, please pardon the skimpy content that is here. Things will improve. I am really hoping to make this website something nice, though it will never be glitzy. I really hate what the modern Internet has become. My website will remain content-oriented, and graphics will be supportive or tastefully ornamental. No glitz, I promise.


If you want some scattered facts about me, along with some pictures, check this out.



I offer various services in writing, editing, ghostwriting, tutoring, and book consulting. Take a look at this linked page if you think that I might be able to help you with a project. The page has a link to a downloadable CV (a PDF file) that is short and relevant to the kinds of services that you may need.



Articles for download are arranged by subject categories, each of which links to its own index. I will add other categories in the future.


I have some public-domain or otherwise legal fonts for download. I also have an article that I wrote a number of years ago (and recently revised) on the Courier font.

Articles are available on several knotty issues, including:
  • The proper use of present participles in phrases.
  • The use of ellipsis dots in screenplays and other dramatic works.

Check out my QuickStart guide for how to install and use the Fade In screenwriting software. I also have a downloadable template for Fade In and Final Draft.

Updated on 2017.12.17.