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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.


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reviewed Reviewed Can I plug a loophole in my magic rules without rewriting the whole novel?
Dec
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reviewed No Action Needed Where should I put a minor action within a piece of dialogue?
Dec
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reviewed Reviewed Local Newspaper article, homework, on “Of Mice and Men” book
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comment Local Newspaper article, homework, on “Of Mice and Men” book
Hi and welcome to Writers. We can't tell you what to write, but a question about journalistic writing is fine. Asking about journalism as a whole feels too broad, though; could you edit this to be a more-specific question? For example, is your question about how to structure a news story? Is it about sentence/paragraph structure? About chronicling events sequentially versus by importance? About speaking with a neutral voice? All of these would be fine topics for questions (feel free to ask more than one). I'm going to put this on hold temporarily; when you edit it we can re-open.
Nov
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reviewed Needs Improvement When is it acceptable to refer to an undefined group of people in academic writing?
Nov
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reviewed Needs Improvement Software to organise world building?
Nov
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reviewed Satisfactory What are good guidelines to follow when writing app reviews?
Nov
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reviewed Satisfactory Assessing what writing skills are missing
Nov
25
comment How do I keep the plot interesting in a humorous book?
Why can't a book have both a real plot with a villian, and humor?
Nov
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reviewed Satisfactory Are collection of short stories more likely to sell than single short stories?
Nov
25
reviewed Satisfactory Is it possible to write a novel completely devoid of dialogue?
Nov
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answered Using capital letters for shouting
Nov
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comment Using capital letters for shouting
Thanks -- just wanted to know what your formatting constraints actually were before working on an answer.
Nov
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comment Using capital letters for shouting
Are you constrained to plain text only, or can you use formatting like italics?
Nov
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reviewed Reviewed How much time does it take to write a professional book?
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comment How much time does it take to write a professional book?
You might need a larger sample to account for natural variation, though -- not only that some people write more quickly, but also that some might be working on multiple concurrent projects, or have better support from their publishers (research, editing), or other factors.
Nov
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reviewed Satisfactory Should subsection headings sometimes repeat section headings?
Nov
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reviewed Satisfactory How can I avoid word repetition in the following paragraph?
Nov
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reviewed Satisfactory For Sci-Fi books, what is the purchasing split between regular and ebooks?
Nov
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reviewed Excellent Is there enough money in writing for me to quit my dead end job?