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How can you make up a convincing dialect?

I often need to introduce one, if not several, made up dialects. We're talking about fictional worldbuilding: so any real world dialect is ruled out. They can be used as a source of inspiration, but ...
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Does the word 'authored by' imply the non-existence of co-authors?

In my article, I'm about to say the following: ... d is the number of articles authored by X ... But than I thought this would be better: ... d is the number of articles authored or co-authored ...
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An appropriate way to seek suicide resources (as an author)

I'm doing the analysis for several characters who happen to be contemplating taking their own lives. While I'm not someone interested in this myself, I'd like to seek resources without wasting the ...
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Writing Software: Is anything (like an IDE) to convert technical writing into audio scripts?

I have an IDE-related question about software that can assist writers -- Is there a tool to (easily) turn technical writing into a narration script? IDE = Integrated Development Environment -- ...
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Adding tags to documentation built in Flare?

Our software documentation set (for a SQL analytics database platform) is large, because SQL and databases have many pieces. Often a single statement, function, or feature will be highly related to a ...
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Cover image formatting for books published on Amazon?

When outsourcing work for a cover image for a book published on Amazon, what should the format of the image be? I have a collection of poems written in a language other than English on Amazon, and I ...
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Changing titles, same story different angle

I have written a piece stemming from an idea about a particular process that leads to the attainment of magical abilities. The working title was written for the small, 250 word, treatise that I used ...
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How to count the words in a figure or table?

In some journals, they ask that small figures should contain 300 words while large should have 600 words. So how we can count the words in a figure? secondly, If a figure contains 4 graphs like a,b,c,...
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When translating slang heavy text is my slang translator a co-translator?

Can one be a co-translator of a book, if he does not know the language that the book is translated into? made me realize I have a very similar question. I was translating an extremely slang heavy ...