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Questions tagged [websites]

Writing or editing copy for the web. Questions about creating or maintaining websites are off topic here.

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What's a better to say “made by me” on the bottom of my website?

I'm a designer and I'm preparing my own portfolio website. Right on the bottom, I would like to mention that it is I (or me, just don't bite my head off :p ) who coded the website to highlight the ...
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Writer's Website — Feedback needed [closed]

I've been writing fiction off and on for a number of years and lately I've been more off than on. But I want to get back into writing books and to do that I thought I'd need a website (rather than ...
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How can I avoid using I repetitively in a resume/about me?

My Question How can I avoid using I repetitively in a resume/about me, should it be avoided or is it to be expected in that kind of writing? Are there any substitutes that can be used in place of it, ...
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Preventing unintentional reading between the lines

I'm a really literal writer. I don't write stuff that makes people "read between the lines." Problem is, people still always read between the lines. This leads to them understanding my writing in a ...
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What can motivate people to write and share their personal stories?

I want to motivate people, who do not already write, to write about their lives and publish their stories on my new web site. What would motivate someone to write and share their personal stories?
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What should I include (and not include) on a book's website?

I'm building a dedicated WordPress website for my (in-progress) graphic novel. My first thought was that I'd have an artist's blog for work-in-progress, and explore some of the worldbuild-y aspects ...
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Is it better to use “firstnamelastname.com” for a portfolio site, or something unique?

I am in the process of developing an online profile for my writing. Something marketable to future employers. I'm hung, though, on whether to use a domain name like "mynamewriter.com" or something ...
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How can I know that what's on a site is true?

So from my other question, I was told that under certain circumstances, you could trust Wikipedia. But then after a couple of answers, I started wondering how to figure out which sites have valid ...
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How to complement a novel with short stories - what to avoid

I have given my novel to beta readers now. hurray! I'm also very pointedly not looking at it for a few weeks. I'm spending these weeks on other projects, including website design ... and writing short ...
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Is the website allpoetry.com benefecial for poets and writers?

I've found this website and could see huge number of poets and poetesses in it. Does anybody know about it? I would like to know more about this website.
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“Overall Website” In Citing a Website (MLA)

I am writing a research paper using MLA style. One of my sources is a book via Google Books. According to the MLA style, part of citing this online source includes giving the "overall website". Would ...
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Who owns the copy if a copywriter provides copy as a paid service?

I build websites. I've used a copywriter to provide the website copy, the client paid the writer directly. I placed copyright signs on the site for the writer as requested. However, they have now ...
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Should an author have one website or two?

I have seen that sometimes an author will have one website with a lot of content and a separate website that does nothing but offer the book(s) for sale. What are the advantages of this approach? ...
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Sites which return copyright to the author after sometime

Few days ago, I saw some sites (forgot the URL's) where you give a fiction or non-fiction piece, if they publish it, the copyright rests with them for 6 months (limited time) and then revert it back ...
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Can I Have My Own Website Separate of My Publisher?

Background I studied writing in depth before ever seriously trying it myself. I read a lot, and I looked at reputable books on the subject. Over the years, I combined what I knew into a formula which ...
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Where can I post my story, but keep the formatting?

My friend and I are working on a story that we want to publish and share on the internet (kind of like what FictionPress does), but we have some formatting worked into our story that we would like to ...
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Websites to share writing in French?

I'm looking for a website to share short stories (5-20 pages), or longer stories in episodic form. Preferably, it should either be in French or multilingual, not be focused on fanfiction and have an ...
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How to Write a Pitch Letter?

I've recently accepted a job working for a publicist who is linked to a well renowned celebrity chef. My first assignment is to compose an email that can be used to pitch blog post sales. What ...
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Should I use figure titles for diagrams on the web?

Should I use figure titles for diagrams in web content if the diagram already has a caption? Guidance or references are appreciated. The context is a marketing page whose basic structure is shown in ...
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Writer's Platform

I realize most agents and publishers ask you information about your writer's platform. I looks like having a writer's platform has become an essential part of your introduction to agents or publishers....
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How long does it take to write a 1000 word SEO topic? [closed]

A potential client is asking me to quote a per piece rate for a 1000 word SEO topic. According to him, it should look like natural writing to a search engine, but doesn't necessarily have to be great ...
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Websites for free feedback on stories?

Are there any websites or anything similar where we can get feedback from online readers (without paying for a membership or anything of the sort) for stories and other writings that are not quite ...
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Would publishing my book like the “Stacks Project” increase the readership of my book?

I have written a book about my math discoveries. The book is available as a PDF file and as LaTeX files published in a Git hosting under Creative Commons license. Will it increase readership of my ...
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I am looking to self publish a book but I don't need everything the sites offer

I have created a picture book and already have it designed and have a local printer who is going to handle the print-on-demand. I can not find a self publishing website that does not dictate the ...
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How to cite information from the Human Genome Project (website)?

I want to cite some information from the Human Genome Project FAQ regarding the cost of the project (see the "How much did the Human Genome Project cost U.S. taxpayers?" header), however I'm unsure of ...
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What are some best practices/dos and don'ts of managing an online editorial calendar?

The aspects I am interested in are: How do I set up an editorial calendar? What should I track in it? Are there better options than a spreadsheet? (software/app) How many days/weeks in advance should ...
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How to deal with online comments to published pieces?

I mainly write for academic journals (and creative writing for my own amusement), but from time to time, I publish opinion pieces in various mainstream magazines and newspapers, for which I am ...
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About sites for amateur writers [duplicate]

Are there any websites were an amateur writer can post a story or parts of a story and for a fee or for free the writing will be posted for a 'while'? (And maybe the story will be 'noticed' by a ...
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Copyright of examples used in books?

I'm getting into non-fiction technical writing (a blog, but potentially ebook or otherwise). Often the best technical advice come from dissecting and synthesising good and bad examples from the ...
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Do you bold punctuation directly after bold text?

Do you bold punctuation directly after bold, linked or italic text?
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How do I cite or give credit to a statistic on a website?

I'm not even sure if I need to since I often see statistics on website and blog posts without a source. Do I need to? And how should I do it? From what I've seen when the source is mentioned, people ...
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Managing genre and rating for a story [closed]

So this website we are building allows users to post stories. Now we have a bunch of tags/genres. I call them tags/genres because they are a predefined list and is basically meant to give the stories ...
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Using Genres and Tags in a writing website [closed]

I am helping a friend of mine create a story website. He says he wants Genre as well as Tags for his site. Implementing Genres is easy enough.- I can have a list like: - Romance - Horror - ...
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How should I capitalise headlines for professional Web writing? (Sentence case vs title case)

I'm often uncertain about how I should capitalise headlines for professional writing on the Web. The two options I'm talking about are: Just capitalise the first word and any other words that would ...
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What is a reasonable amount of time to spend writing a product overview?

I have plenty of writing experience as an academic and as a technician but am new to technical writing per se. A retailer of engineering equipment wants me to write unique, user-friendly content for ...
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Quality over SERPs (Search Engine Result Pages)

I'm an experienced content writer and I write Search Engine friendly content writing. I am sorry to say that most of the people browsing internet consider top 10 results as the best results but then ...
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How do I write for webcomics?

I want to start a webcomic. For this, I expect I'll be doing a lot of writing. I once had someone draw a webcomic based on my writing and it was a nonsensical mess. The art was good, but nobody knew ...
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Spanish writing website?

I am looking for a website that is community based for reviews in spanish. Does someone know anything? The website is to publish stories, narrative, novels, poems and such, that would be reviewed ...
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How to decide whether or not to accept publishing offer for short story?

I am an unpublished writer straight out of college. After graduation, I sent out a few stories to a handful of places-- no more than five or six. It is now about 1.5 months later and I just received a ...
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Is it appropriate to list my website as the publisher of my stories?

Following my question here, I am planning to establish a personal website. It will have basic personal details and synposis of my short stories. The overarching goal will be to use the website to ...
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Which e-book formats to use to get a larger readership?

I am self-publishing a free e-book which I make available in several formats: EPUB, online HTML, PDF. I create (using my own programming scripts) EPUB and online HTML from XHTML sources which I write ...
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Websites that offer book/movie/story analyses useful for writers?

I was wondering if there are any websites that offer analyses of stories, written or otherwise, with the intention to teach people something about writing and storytelling? I realize I can just ...
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How to determine if a freelance writing website is reputable and provides assignments that are worthwhile?

I know of the sites Elance, guru and Odesk for finding freelance writing work. I am interested in finding others. How can I search for them? Is there a list or resource anywhere? When I find sites ...
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What is the proper usage and etiquette for using press releases from an external source on a website?

I recently started a MLB baseball website. On the site, we focus on covering the Kansas City Royals and all of the Royals' minor league affiliate teams. For each minor league affiliate, I receive all ...
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Is Patent text copyrighted?

When using text from articles published in journals and magazine, we need to obtain copyright permission from the copyright owner (publisher or author). I wonder if we need copyright permission when ...
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Dedicated micro website

I recently wrote a non fiction book. A marketer from the publishing company, advised me to setup a small website with a few pages dedicated to this book. This website will have a description of the ...
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What is the new Google Author markup?

What is the new Google Author markup, and how can I use it to build up a reputation as an online writer? How could it possibly work? Using self-declared information has been tried before and of ...
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How to determine rates to charge as a freelance writer

While I have a few articles published, they were easy fixed rates. Today, however, I've received this email (identifying details removed): We need a writer to put together descriptions of ---------...
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Finding freelance work

My partner is trying to get more freelance web copywriting work and as an avid StackOverflow user I thought I would try to see what the fantastic stackexchange community thinks. There has to be ...
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What systems provide easy article submission for websites?

I am a web developer putting together a system for writers/editors to efficiently add — fairly rich — content to a website. I've previously used standard WYSIWYG editors but find that often what you ...