Re: Re: Best Practice for reviewing documents?

Subject: Re: Re: Best Practice for reviewing documents?
From: Susan W. Gallagher <sgallagher5 -at- cox -dot- net>
To: Laura Lemay <llemay -at- gmail -dot- com>,Peter Neilson <neilson -at- alltel -dot- net>
Date: Tue, 20 Dec 2005 14:18:33 -0500

> From: Laura Lemay <llemay -at- gmail -dot- com>
> > 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.

Oh, yeah.
And the editor who removed the single quotes from my SQL
queries because, "we don't put single quotes around stuff
to type!"

Sometimes it's the most innocent of touch-ups that cause the
most problems.

-Sue Gallagher
I support Char James-Tanny for STC Secretary


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