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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?


Aug
15
comment How can I make it more erotic?
If an open question has answers, do not change the question in a way that invalidates those answers. Further, as another comment notes, the new form is off-topic. I've rolled this back to the previous version (and put your explicit passage behind a spoiler block so people who don't want to read it don't have to). While this version would probably be on-topic (or at least wasn't closed before), I'm putting this on hold while you sort out what you want to ask.
Aug
12
answered How do I cite or give credit to a statistic on a website?
Aug
12
comment Capitalizing “The” in Title Case - Increases Engagement?
Welcome to Writers. You asked about "The", but the same question would apply to some other words in your examples ("A" and "Of"). Are you asking specifically about "The" or about all words like that (that would normally not be capitalized)?
Aug
11
revised “ing” words in technical translations from Japanese to English
edited tags
Aug
10
asked How should I document a database schema?
Aug
10
reviewed Leave Open How can I better promote my film review blog?
Aug
10
reviewed Leave Open How do I cover a lengthy time period with only a few interesting details?
Aug
8
comment How can I better promote my film review blog?
FWIW, if publishing is on-topic (it is) and blogs are on-topic (they are), then I think promoting blogs (promotion is part of conventional publishing) is also on-topic.
Jul
25
comment Is writing even profitable
This is a very broad question and hard to answer in its current form. It also seems very related to this question. I'm going to mark it as a duplicate; if you had something else in mind, please edit to clarify and focus. Be sure to read our question guidelines. Thanks.
Jul
21
revised How do I approach rewriting an entire user guide in an agile environment?
added 274 characters in body
Jul
21
revised How do I approach rewriting an entire user guide in an agile environment?
edited tags
Jul
21
answered How do I approach rewriting an entire user guide in an agile environment?
Jul
20
answered Is there a standard for what should be included in an index?
Jul
18
comment Good Examples of and Practices in Code Documentation
Hi and welcome to Writers. I'm always happy to see more tech-writing questions here. As written this is pretty broad, though, and it seems like it will lead to an opinion survey more than good solid answers. Could you perhaps pick one aspect of this kind of writing and ask about that? Maybe you're trying to write tutorials, or docs for something that supports a lot of user customization (imagine trying to document Firefox in the face of add-ons and userscripts), etc? Are you asking about organization, use of examples, phrasing, user assessment, etc? Thanks.
Jul
16
comment How to deal with two ISBN from two different countries?
Have you been told you'll need two ISBNs, or are you assuming that different countries = different ISBNs? If you've been told this, can you edit to add some info about who told you (publisher? editor? some guy at Starbucks? :-) ) and, if you know, the reason. Generally, as the others said, it's one book + one ISBN.
Jul
15
comment Good tools for writing (game) manuals and sourcebooks
Thanks for the updates!
Jul
15
comment Master's Thesis Structure: Separate-Page Chapters or Same-Page Sections?
I'm missing the connection here -- what does right-hand-page formatting have to do with when the work is done? If the final document is done by cut/paste or xinclude of all the parts, why does formatting make that easier?
Jul
15
comment Good tools for writing (game) manuals and sourcebooks
Welcome to Writers! Can you add a bit to the question about the make-up of such books? I'm imagining that you have a higher-than-average number of charts, tables, and illustrations, some of which might be large. Knowing how much of what kinds of content you're trying to accommodate, beyond just the text, will help people give you better answers. Thanks.
Jul
13
answered Pros and cons of using real brand/company names?
Jul
9
revised Template for IT technical report?
edited title