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seen Dec 12 '13 at 6:23

I teach English as a Foreign Language in Japan.


Sep
24
awarded  Autobiographer
Oct
17
comment Converting the MIT License into a limerick
Love it! I wish you every success.
Apr
5
awarded  Commentator
Apr
5
accepted Is there a style / terminology guide for Android OS application documentation?
Apr
5
comment Is there a style / terminology guide for Android OS application documentation?
Thanks! I missed that and, yes, it's helpful. Next time somebody tells me that their stuffy corporate jargon looks more "professional" I can point them to this style-guide.
Mar
27
comment Why are some words in screenplays set in all caps?
Who's Kata Stanic?
Mar
27
comment Is there a style / terminology guide for Android OS application documentation?
That's right. And do you say "Settings", "Options" or ... something else? Is it the "screen" or the "display"? What should I call that bar that's always at the top of the screen? In the end, I solved my problem by downloading the Android User Manual and just copying the terminology (and style) from there.
Mar
19
comment How can a new writer make a realistic estimate of his work rate?
Yeah, that's a good rule of thumb. It also means this project is screwed. :-( Hofstadter's Law: It always takes longer than you expect, even when you take Hofstadter's Law into account.
Mar
13
awarded  Scholar
Mar
13
accepted How can a new writer make a realistic estimate of his work rate?
Mar
13
accepted Habits and routines for my first tech writing job
Mar
13
comment Deaf speechmarks?
Science fiction authors deal with unusual forms of communication (e.g. telepathy) all the time. They usually handle it by using italics.
Mar
12
comment How can a new writer make a realistic estimate of his work rate?
Thanks! Yes, it has a lot in common with “porting” tasks. :-)
Mar
12
comment How can a new writer make a realistic estimate of his work rate?
Good point about communication issues! I'm likely to be working with some very busy people, who view my questions as a low priority. And, yes, Android does have a few quirks. :-) They've given me an Android phone to play with for now, which helps.
Mar
12
comment How can a new writer make a realistic estimate of his work rate?
I forgot to mention: I'm in Japan, so there are no timezone issues.
Mar
12
comment Habits and routines for my first tech writing job
Thank you for your carefully considered answer. I’ll take it all to heart.
Mar
12
asked How can a new writer make a realistic estimate of his work rate?
Mar
12
awarded  Supporter
Mar
12
revised Habits and routines for my first tech writing job
Added "process" tag
Mar
11
comment Habits and routines for my first tech writing job
@NeilFein Thank you for the feedback, and I understand why you closed the question. I’ve rewritten it to be less gushy and excitable and more focussed.