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Top new questions this week:

Using a foreign language that uses a different written alphabet

What is the best way to incorporate a different language that uses another alphabet into a fiction manuscript? I am trying to use Russian in an English manuscript, but I don't know if I should use the ...

fiction translation multilingual  
asked by Nicole 5 votes
answered by Monica Cellio 9 votes

What is an APA-certified editor?

Is APA-certified editor an actual credential? If yes, is there a universally-accepted proof in the U.S. for that credential? I tried a web search on "how to become an APA-certified editor." I ...

editing academic-writing apa  
asked by RJo 4 votes
answered by Jesse Williams 2 votes

What is a productive response to a negative review?

I see basically three possible responses: (a) Write a rebuttal ranting that this person is a jerk and his criticisms are totally unfair and that he isn't worthy to be spit upon by a great author like ...

non-fiction marketing reviews  
asked by Jay 3 votes
answered by what 2 votes

Where does the power granted by a theme come from?

A novel that has a theme - that is, something to say, a message - has a weight to it that a novel without a theme cannot achieve. I'm sure there are those that might disagree with this, but I believe ...

planning theme  
asked by Tommy Myron 3 votes
answered by SF. 2 votes

What's the common practice for warranty chapters in technical manuals?

I'm working on a technical manual project for industrial machines and the original documents have some warranty warnings and statements at the beginning. We decided to keep them on the new documents ...

asked by Montag451 3 votes
answered by Monica Cellio 3 votes

How should I translate this?

I recently started translating a book from Turkish into English, but I'm not sure how translations are usually carried out. So, for instance, if I encounter a sentence which sounds good in Turkish but ...

asked by Erciyes 3 votes
answered by Chris Sunami 6 votes

Use of the Chicago Manual of Style by UK-English writers

I am Australian and have just finished writing a novel. The publisher I will be using is in the USA and uses the Chicago Manual of Style. Because I use UK English, I would prefer to leave my ...

style publishing novel chicago-manual-of-style  
asked by James 2 votes
answered by Nicole 2 votes

Greatest hits from previous weeks:

Multiple authors in MLA header

I'm writing a group paper and I was wondering whether there's a correct way to list multiple authors at the top of the first page in MLA format. Normally the header would look something like: My Name ...

technical-writing mla  
asked by Tyler Harangozo 3 votes
answered by Jay 1 vote

Is CreateSpace 100% free for self-publishing?

I looked all over CreateSpace, but cannot find anything to tell me if the service is 100% free to use. I wonder if there are hidden costs. I read that some people paid for a printed copy to make sure ...

asked by Village 2 votes
answered by Steven Drennon 5 votes
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