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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 ...

technical-writing  
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 ...

translation  
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 ...

self-publishing  
asked by Village 2 votes
answered by Steven Drennon 5 votes
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