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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
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
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
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.
Apr
10
comment Automated correction of google translated documents
I'm a little unclear on what you're looking for. An out-of-the-box solution? A library of translation routines you can use to roll your own solution? Something else?
Apr
9
comment How can I improve my analytical writing for a standardized test?
Dylan, this question is currently asking for a list of books, which is not on-topic here on Writers. However, @Kit is correct in that this can be edited into a question that will work here. I'll try; please let me know if it's what you want.
Apr
8
comment Writing in second language
@MonicaCellio - Agreed. This needs clarification.
Apr
8
comment Ideas for nicknames of characters in a story
I'm sorry to say that asking for suggestions like this is, essentially, starting a discussion, which is a kind of question that doesn't work well on Stack Exchange sites. You may want to familiarize yourself with our FAQ, particularly this section, to get more of an idea why. You might get better results by brainstorming about this in chat, or in a conventional discussion forum.
Apr
7
comment Ways to improve your writing skills
@JohnSmithers - Ah, now I can see it in the original post source code. (It's not visible in the version tracking, where I first looked.) And I know how the edit button works, thank you. :P
Apr
7
comment Ways to improve your writing skills
@John - Maybe I missed something, but how did you puzzle "Elements" out of this?
Apr
7
comment To translate a novel with Westerner's point of view
There's still no real question to be answered here, only a call to discuss the situation. Des, please keep asking more questions about specific aspects of your project, as you did in this excellent question. But asking about very short bits of text - a few sentences, say - is off-topic on this site. @Lauren - who advised you to do this - may not be aware of this. (Or maybe you were thinking of the imagery involved?)
Apr
6
comment Tenses I should use in a translated-novel
Des, that's very helpful. I've edited your question to reflect this information, but any possible answers will still be ungrounded opinions. To help people give you better answers, it could be helpful to learn a few more things: Why do you think you might want to use present tense? What tense is used in the source language? What tone do you want to convey in the translated book? What are the goals of the translation?
Apr
6
comment Tenses I should use in a translated-novel
Welcome to Writers.SE. I'm unclear on what question you're asking, exactly; could you please clarify?