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Apr
17
comment What is the smallest amount of text that can be plagiarized?
I tried editing the title to reflect what I think is the intent of the question, but please revert my edit if my guess is incorrect.
Apr
17
revised What is the smallest amount of text that can be plagiarized?
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Apr
17
comment What is the smallest amount of text that can be plagiarized?
@Jay - Since you're using my name here, want to clarify that those are not my comments and I don't entirely agree with them. My links were for information only.
Apr
16
answered What are the advantages of different date formats in resumes and CVs?
Apr
16
comment Improving techniques independently: Description
The edits helped; thanks. You'd probably get better, more targeted answers if you were to tell people what, exactly, you feel is lacking in your current skills. How are your descriptive passages bad? For example, are they perhaps lacking in detail? Hard to follow? Uninteresting? Not relevant to the story at hand? (These are all chosen randomly and meant as examples only.)
Apr
16
comment What are the advantages of different date formats in resumes and CVs?
Welcome to Writers. Since the "best" format for dates is extremely subjective, have updated your title so that the question is more answerable.
Apr
16
revised What are the advantages of different date formats in resumes and CVs?
Changed title to be less chatty and more answerable; edited tags; edited tags
Apr
16
comment Improving techniques independently: Description
You're still asking for people to list their experiences, which will generate a discussion rather than answers. I think this will probably be have to be closed.
Apr
16
comment Improving techniques independently: Description
I agree that this is too broad to be answerable. It's also asking for a list of writers to read, a type of question that's not only off-topic here but doesn't mix particularly well with Stack Exchange sites: How will people vote on the answer? loldop, are you willing to edit this to reflect Monica's suggestions?
Apr
14
revised PDF e-book page size and fonts
Grammar, flow
Apr
14
revised Which e-book formats to use to get a larger readership?
Clarity, grammar, punctuation
Apr
14
comment Which e-book formats to use to get a larger readership?
It'd be helpful to know more about the kind of book. Mainstream fiction? Academic non-fiction? A memoir?
Apr
14
comment What is the smallest amount of text that can be plagiarized?
Related questions include What exactly is the “five (consecutive) word” plagiarism rule? and How likely is the “five consecutive word rule” to detect “random,” as opposed to intentional plagiarism?
Apr
12
comment What is the preferred way to type out ellipses?
Welcome to Writers!
Apr
12
comment What is the preferred way to type out ellipses?
@RegDwight - Just saw this. It's a bit late, but should I still send this over to ELU? (It's fine here as a style question.)
Apr
12
comment Critique a short essay
But generally, where you break paragraphs is a matter of personal taste. You want to keep similar thoughts together, but you can also change the rhythm of the text by varying paragraph length. An analogy to speaking helps: If a comma or a period is where you take a breath, a paragraph is where you might put a dramatic pause.
Apr
12
comment Critique a short essay
For the purposes of critique, this is good enough. It's easier to refer to text when you have it split up like this.
Apr
12
comment Critique a short essay
Not a full critique, but I'd seriously consider chopping this into paragraphs.
Apr
12
reviewed Approve I'm getting tired of “he said” “she said” in dialogue; how do I get around it?
Apr
10
comment Automated correction of google translated documents
The problem is that, if this is a question about finding a tool, it's fine here; if this is about creating a tool, it's straddling the line between whats on-topic here and what isn't. You're also more likely to get answers about constructing a coding solution on Stack Overflow, and maybe about assembling a solution from components on SuperUser. (Software recommendations are off-topic on the latter site, I checked.) Are you willing to edit this so it's more of a tool recommendation? If not, we'll be closing this for now.