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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?


Sep
3
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?
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
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
18
comment What is the correct casing for a character's title?
Agreed. Liath, you may be struggling because calling people "lord" is uncommon today, but think about how you use "sir" and I think you'll naturally do the right thing.
Aug
15
comment How should I document a database schema?
Yes, user-facing -- sorry for not being explicit.
Aug
15
comment How can I make it more erotic?
Related on meta: meta.writers.stackexchange.com/q/871/1993
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
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
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
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.