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bio website jerrykindall.com
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I'm a technical writer at Tecplot, Inc., makers of fine data visualization software for aerospace/CFD, oil and gas exploration, and general scientific/engineering uses. Python is my Swiss Army Knife of choice. I use it to help build and validate our documentation and help, among other things. I also have some proficiency with HTML, XML, AppleScript, C#, C, and if anyone ever has a question about 6502 assembly language, I'm your man. :-)


May
21
revised Fixing fundamental flaws of structure and composition under deadline
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May
21
answered Fixing fundamental flaws of structure and composition under deadline
Feb
19
comment How to handle taxes for a self-published book
You can avoid the underpayment penalty by making sure you pay in at least as much as you owed the previous year. But you might still owe a big lump at tax time.
Feb
19
comment How to handle taxes for a self-published book
You will also need to pay the employer's half of Social Security in addition to your half as an employee of yourself. The employer's half is deductible as a business expense, however.
Feb
13
comment What exercises will help me write my co-author's character?
a werechat room?
Feb
12
comment 2nd Draft- Fix spelling/grammar or plot first?
Typo: short for "typographical error," an error made while typing. You knew what word you wanted, and how to spell it, but the message didn't make it from your brain to your fingers. If you would choose the same word or give the same spelling e.g. when asked to respond aloud or when writing with a pencil: not a typo, just plain old misspelling or word confusion.
Feb
1
comment Is it worth switching to Dvorak?
This matches very well with my experience. I switched nearly 20 years ago, when I had just started freelancing and realized how badly my wrists were hurting after a marathon writing session. I will add that what really tripped me up was the fact that A and M are in the same place in both layouts. I'd be typing Dvorak, then type an M and mentally switch back to QWERTY... that lasted a couple of weeks.
Jan
31
comment Best text procesor— keyboard focussed UI
In that case use OpenOffice with the features turned off and Word with them turned on, or Word in two separate user accounts, or a separate copy of Word on a virtual machine, or...
Jan
30
comment Will science fiction as a genre ever go the way of the western?
You can even set science fiction in the past of the world. It's literally anytime and anywhere.
Jan
29
comment Best text procesor— keyboard focussed UI
If you don't like the automatic things Word et. al. do for you, why not turn those features off?
Jan
20
answered How to start a book off?
Jan
18
revised Questions on two sentences on a cover letter
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Jan
18
answered Questions on two sentences on a cover letter
Dec
5
answered How do I keep up with current written English language?
Dec
2
awarded  Yearling
Oct
27
answered Resume Preamble: Sounds wrong
Oct
17
answered How can I work more efficiently when writing multiple pieces of fiction at the same time?
Oct
4
awarded  Enlightened
Oct
4
awarded  Nice Answer
Sep
26
revised What's “fair use” for borrowing someone else's invented term?
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