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Student of Cognitive Science at Edinburgh University. Interested in functional programming.

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revised As a non-native English speaker, Is it better to get translated or get copyedited for long texts?
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answered As a non-native English speaker, Is it better to get translated or get copyedited for long texts?
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comment Why are papers written in a two column format?
In typesetting there is actually a sweet spot between too short lines (eyes have to constantly jump lines) and too long lines (when jumping a line it's hard to figure out which line is the next one and not accidentally skip a line). The exact ideal is a function of the font-size as well as other properties of the font such as it's x-height and proportions.
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comment Should you use two spaces after a period, or just a single one?
Yes, this is correct: it is not a matter of preference! Amen.
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comment Is discovery or outline writing connected to personality type (e.g. MBTI)
@Jason There's already a flamewar about this exact topic elsewhere on this site.
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answered Using a world created by someone else for your own fiction
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comment The polymath's dilemma…?
I don't know what exactly are you asking about?
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comment What are some ways to get to know your characters?
@bev That's kind of what I've been saying. Quoting Furnham, 1995: "most popularly used measure in the consultancy and training world (the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator) and one of the most heavily used measures in the academic research area on personality (the five factor NEO-PI)". It has it's uses... just not in science. Like 15 years ago, maybe.
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comment What are some ways to get to know your characters?
@bev, @Philip It's been discredited mainly in the scientific community - still used in business and clinical psy.
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accepted How to overcome the fact that I can't write?