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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?


Jan
15
comment Is there a great manual for technical and scientific writing?
This seems quite broad to me. There isn't just one book that will tell you everything you need to know about scientific and academic writing, just like there isn't one that will tell you everything you need to know about writing fiction. I recommend asking more-specific questions (what do you want to know from that book you seek?), which we'll be better able to help you with.
Jan
15
comment Can Google Docs be used for technical product documentation?
@Mr.ShinyandNew安宇 yeah, it would be getting a little afield of the question -- hence my decision to comment, not suggest an edit. :-)
Jan
15
comment What non-WYSIWYG, non-proprietary alternatives to (La)TeX exist for the humanities, journalism, and other non-technical disciplines?
It was the back-and-forth about Microsoft and what is or isn't good/evil/proprietary/intelligent/capitalistic/etc. I kept the comments that contained helpful info (see the first two).
Jan
14
comment Can Google Docs be used for technical product documentation?
Seconded re using your version-control system. This also means that when you branch or tag the code for specific releases, patches, or other efforts, your docs will go alongside the code, helping to keep it clear to all what goes with what.
Jan
14
comment What non-WYSIWYG, non-proprietary alternatives to (La)TeX exist for the humanities, journalism, and other non-technical disciplines?
Comments removed: The purpose of comments is to seek clarification to improve the post. Extended discussions, arguments, and rants are not appropriate.
Jan
14
revised What non-WYSIWYG, non-proprietary alternatives to (La)TeX exist for the humanities, journalism, and other non-technical disciplines?
focused (per clarifications) and removed some non-constructive parts
Jan
13
answered Using emails in an autobiography
Jan
12
revised What is a reasonable amount of time to spend writing a product overview?
minor clarifications
Jan
12
answered What is a reasonable amount of time to spend writing a product overview?
Jan
12
reviewed No Action Needed How to create a document with a table of contents in Scrivener on Windows?
Jan
12
reviewed Reviewed What is a reasonable amount of time to spend writing a product overview?
Jan
12
reviewed Reviewed Dates and numbers in newspaper articles
Jan
8
comment Using ACM style, how do I cite an article without a specific author's name?
As noted in the question, the problem is tha the article doesn't have an author. So what does ACM call for doing in that case? N/A? _____? Unknown? Something else?
Jan
8
comment Can i use the name of a real UK Prime Minister in a fictional Novel?
Seems like a duplicat of this: writers.stackexchange.com/q/9215/1993
Jan
7
comment Software for collaborative writing for a small team
Could you say more about the tools you're recommending? Why are they good? How do they address the problem described in this question? We're looking for answers that answer the question rather than just links. Thanks.
Jan
7
awarded  Nice Answer
Jan
7
awarded  Reviewer
Jan
7
reviewed No Action Needed Using ideas from other authors without infringing copyright
Jan
6
comment Using ideas from other authors without infringing copyright
related: writers.stackexchange.com/q/816/1993
Jan
6
revised Using ideas from other authors without infringing copyright
added 5 characters in body; edited tags; edited title