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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