Adam J Limbert
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Facial expressions as part of dialogue - getting rid of a verbal tic
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For me, words like "surprised", "confused", and "abashed" are like shorthand, a quick way to summarize and perhaps when you are writing a first draft its easy to put these kinds of things into your ...

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Documenting software requirements
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Requirements can be broadly categorised as follows (using FURPS): Functionality: functional requirements (see also this stack overflow question) Usability: Human factors, aesthetics and style, ...

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Coloured comments in a word processor [Word/Libre/OpenOffice] - is it possible?
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In Microsoft Word you can style the text inside the comment in the same way that you can edit your main text (font, colour, spacing, style, effects such as strikethrough, highlighting, ordered and ...

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How can show that my cold hearted character is coping with grief?
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Because your character is an android, I might consider how an IT system or a computer program might behave if a necessary component was taken away from it. The system might express this in a number of ...

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Technical writer degree with an English BA?
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In my experience, those who are employing Technical Writers require their writers to have the following: A command of the English language. Knowledge of writing style, technique and style guides. ...

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Sentence starters for summaries?
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In my documentation I tend to use a "sentence starter" such as "The following topics describe..." for topics that wrap subtopics that might be considered reference material, and (borrowing from ...

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Any advice on how to learn DITA for technical writing?
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For a more hands-on introduction, you might consider downloading and installing the DITA Open Toolkit. After you have set up the toolkit, you can: Take a look at the DITA XML source for a real ...

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In the Windows version of Scrivener for Screenplay formatting, how do format for action/dialogue/shot?
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To format a screenplay in Scrivener: Turn on Screenwriting Mode. To do this, select Format-> Screenwriting from the menu bar. Select the text you wish to format, click on the dropdown menu in the ...

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Technical term for written dialogue that mimics the speaker's "sound"?
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Eye dialect You might also consider this technique to be a form of eye dialect where the author intentionally misspells words to reveal something about the character. Some more information about the ...

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Where to find authors for highly technical articles?
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Search for Technical Writers on LinkedIn

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equation referencing in parentheses
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Section 12.24 of The Chicago Manual of Style suggests that equations should be centered on the line and the number label enclosed in parenthesis. When referencing that equation in text, you simply ...

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