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I'm an elected moderator on Mi Yodeya and The Workplace, and a pro-tempore mod here on Writers. I'm pretty active on the SE network.

Professionally, I'm a technical writer who works with (and often helps design) programming interfaces. I've written programming guides, tutorials, reference applications (runnable examples), reference documentation (for Java, C++, C, SOAP, and REST APIs), and even a little user documentation. I'd love to see more technical-writing questions here on Writers!

A word of warning: if you are interested in the Biblical Hermeneutics site, I urge you to consider these words from a non-Christian who went down that path. They want people to help build their site (which they say is non-religious), but they allow Christian evangelism and presumption, quite a bit of it. Learn from another's mistake. See also: Working with idolaters, infidels, and the impious: can interfaith discourse work?


8h
comment What's the ideal usage for italics for names?
Names of what -- series? Episodes? (Is that the right word?) Characters?
20h
revised How do I cite a standalone quote at the beginning of a doctoral thesis?
edited tags
1d
comment does this paragraph persuade you to feel as though this couple is deserving of the award?
Welcome to Writers. Unfortunately, questions asking for proofreading or broad reviews are off-topic here, so I'm putting this on hold. Please check out our critique guidelines (linked there); if you edit your question to bring it into line with our guidelines then we can reopen. Thanks for understanding.
2d
comment The president, the nickel and the dime
You could try History, maybe?
Aug
22
reviewed Needs Improvement Sluglines for same location but different periods, real and imagined
Aug
22
reviewed Satisfactory Do published authors have rights to use their own book cover images?
Aug
22
reviewed Needs Improvement Is this title suitable for a chapter section?
Aug
22
reviewed Needs Improvement A novel without verbs?
Aug
22
reviewed Satisfactory How to deal with two ISBN from two different countries?
Aug
21
reviewed Satisfactory Does it confuse readers if a character name is similar to the name of an object?
Aug
21
reviewed Satisfactory Tactician's Viewpoint and Contradictory Characterization
Aug
21
reviewed Satisfactory Is there a standard for what should be included in an index?
Aug
21
reviewed Excellent What are some strategies for surprising the reader?
Aug
21
reviewed Satisfactory Inserting truthful (derogatory) statements in text
Aug
18
comment What is the correct casing for a character's title?
Agreed. Liath, you may be struggling because calling people "lord" is uncommon today, but think about how you use "sir" and I think you'll naturally do the right thing.
Aug
15
reviewed Reviewed Beginners can break rules too?
Aug
15
revised How should I document a database schema?
clarified who doc is for (thanks to Concerned... for pointing out gap)
Aug
15
comment How should I document a database schema?
Yes, user-facing -- sorry for not being explicit.
Aug
15
comment How can I make it more erotic?
Related on meta: meta.writers.stackexchange.com/q/871/1993
Aug
15
revised How can I make it more erotic?
rolled back to version that was answered; put objectonable text behind spoiler markup