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Jan
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comment Attracting and retaining volunteers to edit technical doc for open source projects
Could you say a little more about what the editing task entails? Are reviewers/editors mainly cleaning up bad English, or are they restructuring sections of documentation, enforcing style guidelines, testing examples to see if they work, expanding terse or incomplete documentation, etc? The skills, commitment levels, and rewards are different depending on what the task is. Thanks!
Jan
6
comment Can anyone think of books that contain two separate stories or two very different perspectives on the same story being told together?
Hi Keobooks, and best wishes in your writing project. As this is phrased now, it's more of a polling question -- "what are examples of X?" doesn't lend itself to a definitive answer, and it's more about reading than writing. I think you have a writing question in here -- how do you structure a book to tell these two intertwined stories. Answers might cite examples, but the question would be about writing rather than examples. Does that make sense? I'm putting this on hold; normally I'd suggest editing, but since you've got a bunch of answers it's probably better to ask a new question.
Jan
3
comment How do I structure an essay into a thesis statement and three points in three paragraphs? -this is not a school homework
Hi Ben and welcome to Writers. I've made an edit to your question to make it a better fit for our site. Questions asking for critiques are off-topic, but questions that ask how to solve a particular problem and that include examples are fine. Answers will focus on the problem -- in this case, the structure of an essay -- and might or might not rework parts of your example to demonstrate what they mean. Good luck with your assignment.
Jan
3
revised How do I structure an essay into a thesis statement and three points in three paragraphs? -this is not a school homework
moved from a critique question (which is off-topic) to the underlying question about structure with an example
Dec
31
comment How do screenwriters incorporate song scenes into a screenplay for a musical?
Thank you for this answer. Is this based on your experience, something you've been taught, or something else? If you could edit in how you know this, it would improve your answer. Thanks.
Dec
28
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Dec
25
comment How do greetings vary with time of day?
Can you provide any support or context for this? Where is this done? (I've never heard "good noon".) Right now this sounds more like a comment. Please check out our short tour for more about how the site works and then edit to expand this. Thank you.
Dec
24
reviewed Reviewed Can I use an old painting of Lilith as my book cover?
Dec
24
reviewed No Action Needed Tools for generating characters' names
Dec
21
revised How can I include my own words within the quotation?
fixed formatting
Dec
18
comment What word processor is recommended for writing a technical (programming) book?
Do you have any requirements for source or output formats?
Dec
18
answered What word processor is recommended for writing a technical (programming) book?
Dec
16
comment Getting started with TV writing?
Welcome to Writers, and thank you for this thorough answer! I look forward to seeing more from you.
Dec
15
answered Is it acceptable to ask a question in an argumentative paper?
Dec
14
comment Any advice on how to learn DITA for technical writing?
Thanks for the edit!
Dec
14
reviewed Reviewed Author and illustrator - Do publishers like authors who are also illustrators?
Dec
14
reviewed No Action Needed How to write a homosexual character, whose homosexuality isn't the point of the story?
Dec
14
reviewed No Action Needed When is passive voice acceptable?
Dec
14
reviewed Reviewed Doubts about editing?
Dec
13
reviewed Reviewed Using a slash in citations