Re: Best Practice for reviewing documents?

Subject: Re: Best Practice for reviewing documents?
From: Laura Lemay <llemay -at- gmail -dot- com>
To: Peter Neilson <neilson -at- alltel -dot- net>
Date: Tue, 20 Dec 2005 10:02:05 -0800

On 12/20/05, Peter Neilson <neilson -at- alltel -dot- net> wrote:
> Amen! I was both the writer and the SME for a book, and after I
> had signed off the camera-ready copy someone in editorial took
> it back and redid the whole thing, changing hundreds of instances
> of "boolean" (the name of a data type) to "Boolean" on the grounds
> that George Boole was a person, and thus the name required
> capitalization.

ahahaha.

Ask me about the copy editor who went through my Java book after I had
signed off on it and edited all my code samples. Obivously when I
wrote i-- I must have meant i(emdash). And the divide character /?
Turn it into a real typographical divide (line with two dots) because
that's more typographically correct.

I still get angry email from readers about it. Just try finding the
line-with-two-dots character on your keyboard.

Agree with the final final final signoff for the SME. No touching after that.

Laura
but I still like copy editors, really.

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References:
Best Practice for reviewing documents: From: Lucero, Peggy
Best Practice for reviewing documents?: From: Geoff Hart
Re: Best Practice for reviewing documents?: From: Peter Neilson

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