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Feb
10
awarded  Citizen Patrol
Feb
8
comment Where can I find sales numbers for books?
Any author can see their up-to-date & historical BookScan numbers at Amazon's Author Central (free).
Feb
8
answered Where can I find sales numbers for books?
Feb
6
revised What are some appropriate uses of readability tests?
Add wikilinks, fixed typo in title
Feb
5
suggested suggested edit on What are some appropriate uses of readability tests?
Feb
5
comment Should you use two spaces after a period, or just a single one?
@Oliver - when you type two spaces on an iOS device, it automatically turns into a period + one space.
Feb
4
revised How do I find good interview subjects?
Added tag + tweaks to match the minimum
Feb
4
suggested suggested edit on How do I find good interview subjects?
Feb
3
comment Where are the best places to promote tech books?
Is your book about writing books? If so, then AuthorsCast is useful. If not, don't bother. Instead, you want to find podcasts that cover your book topics, i.e., one whose listeners are your target audience.
Feb
3
comment Where are the best places to promote tech books?
@QuickerSnarkerBacker - that would be a question about psychology, so I can't really make a meaningful guess. My opinion, though: I know that there are people who resoundingly resent even minor plugs, so I try to keep things as straightforward and above-board as I possibly can. And if others then complain about my sig, that's their problem.
Feb
2
answered Where are the best places to promote tech books?
Jan
30
comment As a non-native English speaker, Is it better to get translated or get copyedited for long texts?
@Pierre - I figured either I'd succeed and you'd be okay with the result, or I'd blow it and demonstrate how copyeditors don't always understand what the original non-native speaker meant. Either way: win! Mostly, though, "unability" and "corretly" were bugging me.
Jan
29
revised As a non-native English speaker, Is it better to get translated or get copyedited for long texts?
Clean up English
Jan
29
suggested suggested edit on As a non-native English speaker, Is it better to get translated or get copyedited for long texts?
Jan
29
answered As a non-native English speaker, Is it better to get translated or get copyedited for long texts?
Jan
23
comment What is the proper way to write time in a manuscript?
Who's the target audience? Is this for a literary journal, a novel, a white paper, or ? The answer may vary depending on what you're writing.
Jan
19
comment How do you meet a writing quota?
@sjohnston - I was thinking of Dragon Dictation (free) when I wrote that. Yes, it has a time limit on each recording, but I expect that a paid version will be coming along without that limit. It's from the same company that sells Dragon NaturallySpeaking, so they know their stuff when it comes to speech rec.
Jan
18
comment How do you meet a writing quota?
Even better, there are iPhone apps that will both record and transcribe your notes for you. Just think: you could write a book during your daily commute, without ever touching a keyboard! ;-)
Jan
17
comment What are the advantages of incorporation for a writer?
@Charles - if the contractor provides their own tools and sets their own schedule, then it's entirely likely—and can be for several years running, as well.
Jan
17
comment What are the advantages of incorporation for a writer?
@Charles - (sorry, forgot to add this yesterday) Here's the official US gov't wording: Independent Contractor (Self-Employed) or Employee?. Their rules only care about the freelancer's "degree of control and independence," split into behavioral, financial, and type of relationship categories.