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Apr
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answered What's the common practice for warranty chapters in technical manuals?
Apr
15
comment How political can an author's note be, would the following fly?
@SeattleSurfer please update your question with those details, and also to clearly ask a question. Currently, if I'm parsing this right, the entire body of your question is the passage you propose to write, which is probably why it looks like a critique request. Once you edit this we can look at reopening, but I'm putting it on hold in the meantime.
Apr
15
comment Technical Documentation Voice Preference : “Active Voice” - “Passive Voice” - A Mixture of both
Active voice is usually the way to go in technical documentation for the reasons you gave, and one more: such documentation is usually best written in imperative voice, and imperative + passive is a bad combination.
Apr
15
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Apr
15
reviewed Reviewed Why are the paragraphs of an document often indented and not vertically separated?
Apr
15
comment Using a foreign language that uses a different written alphabet
Glad to help! Another benefit: you'll teach your readers a little bit about how to swear in Russian -- skills they can use! :-)
Apr
15
answered Using a foreign language that uses a different written alphabet
Apr
14
comment Do publishers prefer a particular type of poem?
Poetry isn't my field, but I suspect there are different types of publication with different preferences/standards. Is that the case? If so, saying something about which part of the poetry market you're interested in would help. Thanks.
Apr
13
comment How should I translate this?
@Erciyes, welcome to Writers. Can you edit into your question something about the context in which you're doing this translation? "Is X allowed?" often varies based on "for whom?" -- academic journals, newspapers, and fiction may all have different norms.
Apr
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Mar
26
answered Any Good Method for Calculating Word Count Based on An Outline?
Mar
25
comment Multiple sentences in a parenthetical phrase - How do I punctuate properly?
This last one is the only option that really makes sense to me. If you have multiple whole sentences in there, move them out of the other sentence and let them stand on their own -- much easier to both write and read that way.
Mar
24
comment What is a systematic way of using Roget’s Thesaurus of English Words and Phrases?
I've edited this to be more of a question and less of a discussion topic or opinion survey. That said, the question is very broad; our site works best for solving problems you're having, not for talking in general about stuff.
Mar
24
revised What is a systematic way of using Roget’s Thesaurus of English Words and Phrases?
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Mar
19
revised How do you effectively denote a non-“heading-ed” transition into a concluding section?
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Mar
19
answered How do you effectively denote a non-“heading-ed” transition into a concluding section?
Mar
18
comment In APA style, how do I cite an indirect source?
I don't know about APA in particular, but a general rule of citations is that you should cite what you used, and if you want to report that your source used another source you can do that. But if you read A that says that B says something, you don't jump directly to citing B unless you verified it.
Mar
18
revised In APA style, how do I cite an indirect source?
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