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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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revised How to start a technical book?
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answered How to start a technical book?
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comment How to start a technical book?
Are you asking about how to start writing the text, or about other stuff like identifying a market/publisher/etc that you're aiming for?
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reviewed No Action Needed Scrivener: Editing the source files
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comment Location description
Are you looking for descriptions of locations (like travel guides or something), or a book about techniques for descriptive writing?
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reviewed No Action Needed What is the difference between an ISBN and an ISBN Barcode?
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comment How do evil protagonists win the reader over in dark fantasy stories?
Meta question about this question: meta.writers.stackexchange.com/q/776/1993 . Please provide input.
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