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True or False Statements about MLA format

When given a choice of copyright dates on a Works Cited entry, always choose the first date. The mark of punctuation that most often ends the Works Cited entry is a period. ... more
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These questions are about MLA format. Is it true of false statement?

The side margins of a MLA style paper should measure one-half inch. Pagination includes the writer of the paper's last name and the number of the page. In most... more

11/21/19

What does it mean when an editor suggests you bleed the story

Editing Writing

08/04/19

How does one go *back* to editing an older piece?

I have a longer work that took me a lot of effort to get through, and the moment I finished it, my life went crazy. That was about 6 months ago, and in the intervening time I haven't been able to... more

07/30/19

Extract person from video?

Is there a way to extract a person from a video without having a blue- (or green-)screen?Any software which can do this?

07/26/19

Software for video cut automation / scripting?

I am very new to a/v editing and need to automate a simple process. Basically what I need is a way for my mom to capture video from her camera and input a series of numbers like 1:02 1:30 ... more

07/15/19

Easiest way to stitch GoPro videos that have been split due to length?

I am recording 15-minutes videos with my GoPro Hero 3 Black edition. The camera starts a new file every 10 minutes of recording by default. I do not think I can change this in a setting.When I do... more

07/07/19

How to add motion blur in timelapse videos?

I remember watching a video about timelapse photography. There was a moment when the narrator explained that there is a specific trick to make the videos "smoother":- In the timelapse videos which... more
Editing Film Terminology

07/07/19

What is it called when sound from next scene begins before the current scene is over?

Sometimes, in films the sound for the next scene will begin while the current scene is still playing.For example, in Episode 3 of Season 5 of Game of Thrones, Arya is washing a corpse for the first... more

07/06/19

Good learning resources for 'non-technical' aspects of filmmaking?

I am a relative newcomer to video production but have a background in still photography. This means that I have a good understanding of things like ISO/aperture/shutter speeds/resolution/etc. (and... more

06/30/19

Adobe Premiere Pro CC - Crop a video and export at the exact cropped size?

I have a video that has 4 up-down-left-right black borders of different sizes. I want to get rid of these black borders so the exported file has the exact size of the cropped area.To do this, I... more

06/30/19

Adobe Premiere Pro CC 2017 super laggy playback?

I don't know how can this be happening, I built a $1500 computer just to edit videos and apparently I can't even edit 1080p properly...Why is Premiere pro struggling with 60fps 1080p videos?... more

06/28/19

What exactly is an editor?

I recently read the assertion that many great works of fiction were chiefly down the contribution of a good editor. I must admit I was a little taken aback by this statement. I had never really... more

06/17/19

Can stories be "revived"?

Has it happened to you that "you're in love" with an idea of yours? Like a core idea that you won't let go no matter what?I heard that people usually write, check and recheck the story they write,... more

06/17/19

Academic books published by university presses: How much expertise do the editors have?

I'm talking about books on specific academic topic, e.g. history of the Aztecs before colonialism, which are published by [university presses](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/University_press) like... more

06/17/19

APA Citation for a undergrad-level book review?

I'm writing a book review for sociology on the book *Sidewalk* by Mitchell Duneier.This book is the ONLY source for my whole paper. It is the only citation that I am using and the only outside... more

06/05/19

What punctuation to use when a character is writing something down?

I'm trying my hand at editing a friends work, and I've got a little stumped.They wrote the following:> 'Thinks he's the smartest one in the room,' Henry wrote on a piece of paper.(For context,... more

06/05/19

Typography for a book?

I know this must vary based on preference. I haven't gone to school for writing but regardless have started writing a book. I have a few chapters done, and need to start format and editing... more

06/05/19

What are some Que and Clues on 3rd Person POV shift?

I am writing in 3rd person limited POV. I have noticed I have section of text that seem to shift to omniscient. A lot of this happens when I'm forced to tell bits of information to the reader. By... more

06/05/19

What is the correct way to switch dialogue between two or more characters during a conversation without it being confusing for the reader?

When I use dialogue within the stories I write I have a bad habit of writing dialogue after dialogue without indication as to who is talking. An example is when I do this in a story> “Arden!... more

06/05/19

Where to break paragraphs in dialogue?

I'm going through an editing something I wrote and am stuck on where to break paragraphs containing dialogue. I know I need to break when a new character speaks, but I'm not sure where to start a... more

06/05/19

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... more

06/05/19

When is the best time to add detail?

Is it better to fill your first draft with excessive detail and edit the unneeded parts out after or if it is better to write simply and go back and add in the details after it is done?

06/05/19

Using two-syllable words?

Is it ever okay to use two-syllable words as unstressed in a rhyme or poem?e.g. In this sentence using "pigeon" as two unstressed syllables:>The śmall pigeon rán to the édge of the... more
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