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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?


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reviewed No Action Needed Should I avoid “lecturing” my readers?
Dec
5
reviewed Reviewed Third-person objective in action scene
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5
revised Third-person objective in action scene
formatted for easier reading
Dec
5
reviewed Reviewed What are good reads about writing?
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comment What are good reads about writing?
Could you say something about why this book is excellent? What does he cover? What are his credentials? Why should people read this book? Thanks.
Dec
5
reviewed Reviewed How can I get a copyright for my e-book?
Dec
5
comment How can I get a copyright for my e-book?
Hello and welcome to Writers. Copyright procedures vary by location; where do you live?
Dec
4
comment Using a pen-name: possible legal issues
Or using your work to damage their reputation ("My Life Story, by $celebrity" :-) ).
Dec
2
comment Is having a specific town for a setting in a young-adult novel a bad thing?
@what, it sounds like you have the beginnings of a good answer there. Care to work it up into one?
Dec
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answered Can I plug a loophole in my magic rules without rewriting the whole novel?
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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
Dec
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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
26
reviewed Needs Improvement Software to organise world building?
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26
reviewed Satisfactory What are good guidelines to follow when writing app reviews?
Nov
26
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
25
reviewed Satisfactory Are collection of short stories more likely to sell than single short stories?