In this case, Decoded Science published my "Could Firearms Statistics Support Gun Control after Newtown?" the same day I submitted the article.
Publicity for my Gun Statistics Article
A Graphic Writing Tip
Some online publishing environments such as WordPress support math symbols. In edit mode, click on the "capital Omega" symbol from the tool list, and out pops that set of characters.
Windows PCs offer the Character Map program to select those characters. You can scroll through all the available fonts to find "symbol". I just tried to paste that "capital Omega" here, but Weebly translated it back into 'W'.
The same fonts are available in Word.
However, I have no idea how to put the superscripts and subscripts directly into WordPress, let alone putting "i=0" and 'N' below and above the summation sign (the "capital Sigma").
Superscripts and subscripts are easy in Word. Just remember to make the font size bigger so it's easily visible in the graphic image.
Once I typed all the symbols and formulas into Word, I zoomed in so that area filled most of the screen. I captured the image by clicking the "Print Screen" key, then pasted it into Paint.
In Paint, I cropped the image to the area I wanted. I also used that tool to capture and move the "i=0" to its new location underneath the "capital Sigma".
A final manipulation adds a thick dark rectangle as the border for the image. Otherwise the white background might simply bleed into the final online article.
So there's my graphic writing tip for including math symbols and formulas into online articles such as my views on gun statistics for firearms homicides such as the recent tragedy in Newtown, CT.