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revised Effective techniques for describing pain
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17
reviewed No Action Needed Does using version control system make backups unnecessary?
Mar
17
reviewed Close Punctuation and capitalisation in poetry
Mar
17
reviewed Approve Best way to emphasise the greenness of the fields in spring in comparison with summer
Mar
16
revised Should I punctuate abbreviations for Old English, Middle English etc. in academic writing?
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Mar
16
comment Should I punctuate abbreviations for Old English, Middle English etc. in academic writing?
Welcome to Writers! You should definitely consult whatever style guide you're using. That'd probably be MLA or APA, although there are others.
Mar
16
comment Are there any contests for teenage writers?
Can you narrow down what you're looking for? As the question is written right now, it'll essentially generate a list to which there can be no clear best answer.
Mar
16
revised Best way to emphasise the greenness of the fields in spring in comparison with summer
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Mar
16
comment Best way to emphasise the greenness of the fields in spring in comparison with summer
"Best" is extremely subjective. Can you give more detail about what, exactly, you're trying to achieve in this description? When editing this, please be aware that questions asking what to write have been determined to be off-topic and would almost certainly be closed. However, I believe the translation aspect of this is probably fine and on-topic. Also, IMO, translation questions could be a breath of fresh air for Writers in general.
Mar
15
revised Does this qualify as a prelude or prologue?
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Mar
15
comment What is the correct way to write a fractional number in a formal letter?
Unfortunately, my copy of the Franklin Covey style guide agrees with this, although it's not the most recent edition. Even the Yahoo! style guide requires you write one-quarter, although it (interestingly) absolutely refuses to provide a ruling on how to write out numbers like "1 1/2". But in dialog or quoted speech, such as "five and a half" - none of these references offer guidance.
Mar
14
comment What is the correct way to write a fractional number in a formal letter?
True, but I'm just citing this for completeness's sake. For a cover letter to accompany a resume, Chicago/AP is unlikely to apply. @bernk, if that's what this is, just pick a method and stick to it.
Mar
14
revised What is the correct way to write a fractional number in a formal letter?
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Mar
14
comment What is the correct way to write a fractional number in a formal letter?
...unless you're using the Chicago or AP style guides, which specify usages like one-quarter and (Chicago only, I think) five and one-half. (One of my clients is a non-profit that uses AP supplemented by an internal style sheet.)
Mar
13
revised singular or plural for index entries
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Mar
13
comment Structure for computer science research paper
"Specifically, how is a detailed design different from implementation decisions?" This part of the question is answerable, the rest is a bit fuzzy and hard to pin down. Maybe we can edit this question to focus a bit more on the answerable part?
Mar
12
revised Structure for computer science research paper
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Mar
12
revised Not happy with format of self-published book. How to proceed?
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Mar
10
revised How to include photos in my Scrivener book?
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