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May
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revised What is the expected target age for a YA (Young Adult) novel?
focused on the question and not the personal opinion
May
7
comment Graphical presentation method nomenclature
So you're basically looking for standard vocabulary for communicating with designers about presentation of documentation elements, right?
May
1
comment Does using version control system make backups unnecessary?
Are you backing up your source-control repository?
May
1
revised How do I cite an unnamed lecture that took place somewhere in Dade County and was published on YouTube?
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Apr
30
comment How to create a functional document for in-house reference?
@Ashvita that's important information; internal documentation is different from something you publish broadly. Could you edit that into your question? Thanks.
Apr
29
comment How to create a functional document for in-house reference?
Isn't choosing a tool or a DTD premature? It looks to me like the question is more about learning an unfamiliar domain and organizing that. On the other hand, the OP did tag it tools; hmm...
Apr
29
answered How to create a functional document for in-house reference?
Apr
28
comment What's the best text editor for a technical reference manual?
Are you asking about an editor or a source format? LaTeX, for example, can be edited in any text editor, same as HTML. Word, on the other hand, has formatting built in; it's not just a text editor.
Apr
27
revised Technical writer degree with an English BA?
deleted 49 characters in body; edited tags; edited title; edited tags
Apr
27
answered Technical writer degree with an English BA?
Apr
27
comment How to convey newlines in tweeted poetry, if at all?
Glad to help. And the question of indicating line-breaks in continuous-text media still stands; it's just that Twitter isn't (always) a case of this.
Apr
27
comment How to convey newlines in tweeted poetry, if at all?
I just tweeted a haiku a couple days ago and the newlines worked fine. (I was using the Android client.) Just FYI.
Apr
26
comment Website to know about books something similar to IMDB for movies?
This question is being discussed on meta: meta.writers.stackexchange.com/q/987/1993
Apr
26
answered Ethics of incorporating a supplier's technical documentation into one's own documentation?
Apr
24
comment Who do I cite as my source?
@SF. yes, which is why if you use a translation you need to cite it. "Aquinas said X" -- no, not unless you read those words yourself. "Aquinas said X (So-and-so's translation)", yes. We see this with biblical citations all the time -- "Leviticus says X" when you pulled it out of some translation with either an agenda or a lack of rigor and that's not what the Hebrew actually says. Far better to say "Leviticus says X (KJV)" or whatever.
Apr
23
comment How do I choose a name for my character?
@NeilFein oh, I'd missed the closure -- looks like it was nearly simultaneous with my comment on a then-open post. :-)
Apr
23
comment How do I choose a name for my character?
@mastermissions.com I've edited this to ask "how" rather than "what"; as Nicole said, just asking for names to use would be off-topic here, but asking how to go about solving the problem fits better (and that's the direction the existing answer went). Feel free to edit further. Thanks. By the way, you could also try Writers Chat to get input on things that don't fit well on the main site.
Apr
23
revised How do I choose a name for my character?
changed from a "what name to use?" question, which would be off-topic, to one asking how to research/choose
Apr
21
comment How do I implement a scholarly citation style in an online format?
Welcome to Writers. Are you the same stila as this user? If you've accidentally created two accounts, you can use the "contact us" link at the bottom of the page to ask that they be merged so you'll have all your posts on one account.
Apr
21
comment Who do I cite as my source?
@SF. only if I chased the reference; otherwise, for all I know, Professor Diabolicus got the quote wrong or intentionally warped it. If I'm going to rely on the secondary source then the way to attribute it is "according to [Diabolicus], Thomas Aquinas said....". But I should really be skeptical of my secondary source and go see for myself -- and then cite Aquinas directly. (Well, presumably somebody's translation, but you get the idea.)