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I'm an elected moderator on Mi Yodeya and The Workplace, and a pro-tempore mod here on Writers and on WorldBuilding. 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?


Sep
5
comment Hiding information
Agreed. @Yashbhatt thanks for the edit.
Sep
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reviewed Reviewed Hiding information
Sep
5
comment Hiding information
Hi Yashbhatt and welcome to Writers. This question feels pretty broad and subjective; the answer almost certainly depends on what you're writing and what the elided scene would be. (For example, nobody cares about characters having breakfast or showering or driving to work unless there's a story tie-in.) I'm going to put this on hold temporarily; please edit to focus the question a little more. And if you haven't seen our tour yet, please check it out. Thanks.
Sep
5
reviewed Reviewed How does one break into journalism?
Sep
4
comment Where can I find co-authors willing to share writing duties for a fiction novel?
Note for answerers: please focus on resources/process; answers saying "I'll be your co-author" are not particularly helpful for the site.
Sep
4
comment Where can I find co-authors willing to share writing duties for a fiction novel?
Welcome to Writers! Similar but not a duplicate: writers.stackexchange.com/q/12733/1993
Sep
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answered Cheapest way to self-bind a large book
Sep
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comment Cheapest way to self-bind a large book
Do you require binding like most hardbacks or paperbacks, or would spiral- or comb-binding be acceptable to you?
Sep
2
awarded  Necromancer
Aug
31
answered How to describe a scene involving a shift in the environment due to forbidden magic?
Aug
29
answered Alternate universe vs. historicity: how to set the threshold/expectations?
Aug
29
comment How to write a polite quotation request email?
Welcome to Writers. We can't tell you what to write (the actual content of that message), which leaves the question of how to structure it in a polite and professional manner. That's been asked before, so I'm marking this as a duplicate. Thanks for understanding.
Aug
28
comment What resources are there for finding ONLINE writing partners?
When you say partners do you mean co-authors (as opposed to critique/review partners)? That's how I read your question, but if I'm wrong could you please clarify? Thanks.
Aug
28
comment What's the difference between academic and journalistic writing?
Spot-on. This matches my experience as a student and student journalist.
Aug
27
comment Is it better to describe the main character's physical appearance early on in the story?
When does the information first become relevant?
Aug
27
comment What's the ideal usage for italics for names?
Names of what -- series? Episodes? (Is that the right word?) Characters?
Aug
26
revised How do I cite a standalone quote at the beginning of a doctoral thesis?
edited tags
Aug
25
comment does this paragraph persuade you to feel as though this couple is deserving of the award?
Welcome to Writers. Unfortunately, questions asking for proofreading or broad reviews are off-topic here, so I'm putting this on hold. Please check out our critique guidelines (linked there); if you edit your question to bring it into line with our guidelines then we can reopen. Thanks for understanding.
Aug
24
comment The president, the nickel and the dime
You could try History, maybe?
Aug
22
reviewed Needs Improvement Sluglines for same location but different periods, real and imagined