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comment Text Editors. Suggesting & Tracking Changes to Plain-Text Documents
@NeilFein I was a copy editor a billion years ago when you took pen to paper with various squiggles and symbols to conveyed changes needed. I was wondering if editors adopted a way to collaborate electronically in plain text. It seems to come up often. It could be an email draft or a simple text document where we don't have advanced-tracking capabilities. I was wondering if there was perhaps some old-school technique of suggesting (possibly extensive) corrections and copy changes without overwriting the original draft (something used before word processors and such had those feature built in).
Dec
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comment Text Editors. Suggesting & Tracking Changes to Plain-Text Documents
Thanks, but no. The gist of the question is for situations where you don't have those built-in capabilities. It could just as easily be an email draft or other non-wordprocessing app.
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comment Text Editors. Suggesting & Tracking Changes to Plain-Text Documents
Maybe I overemphasized the need for a standard. I'm really looking for something I can use internally — something that favors readability; a technique of showing someone your edit suggestions without losing any of the original text. I updated my question.
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comment Publishing Fantasy versus Realistic Fiction (multiple questions)
I have to close so the author can re-post as separate questions. A big part of this site is the vetting (voting) of the answers and this solicits many answers in a single post. It's necessary that questions contain a specific, detailed, answerable question. (1)(2)(3) could conceivably be combined into one useful question. (4) is at least somewhat answerable if you're looking for readership statistics. (5) Is way too broad; Asking for a list of resources isn't really what we do here. A list of "things to consider" would be nebulous. Better to ask specific problems you are trying to solve.
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comment Do online writing classes really help?
iajrz: You should add your commentary to the body of your answer.
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comment Dashes vs. Commas vs. parentheses?
Your questions would be better asked on the English Stack Exchange which deals with issues of English syntax. This site is more for authors and their higher-level writing issues. I have to close this as off topic, but feel free to bring your question to english.stackexchange.com.
Feb
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comment How to write a polite reminder email?
Perhaps by starting with a rough outline of what you would like to say, everyone can offer suggestions on structure and wording. "Polite reminder email" feels a bit broad and I wouldn't know where to start except to say "be polite." Admittedly, that wouldn't be very helpful.
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