Publishing/editing (for POD) advice sought

Subject: Publishing/editing (for POD) advice sought
From: "Technical Writing Plus" <doc-x -at- earthlink -dot- net>
To: <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Sat, 15 Aug 2009 11:42:42 -0600

Hello; I am a freelancer and I am editing and copyediting a book for a
technical writer. I need some advice about the screenshot illustrations. For
example, the author will be using a P-O-D publisher-should the screenshots
be linked to, embedded, or should they be included in another 'include
file'? Thanks.

PS This book is being prepared in OOo. It is not currently utilizing the
Master Documents feature, but I might recommend that as well, as I learn
about it. I understand that Master Documents can be a nightmare with MS Word
but Master Documents in Open Office are not as difficult or cumbersome.

Also - and perhaps more listmembers would be able to opine on this: Number
of screenshot illustrations. Would one screenshot every 350 words be about
right? Thanks.

Jim Jones Sr Member STC

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Presently I am also editing and copyediting a book on OO Writer.

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