Today, just as Toby, Mareike and I where leaving the house to head up to Hamburg, a DHL guy turned up and handed me a chunky envelope from Manning. It turns out, when I later opened it, that it was my free copy because I was a reviewer of the in progress manuscript.
I had started as the technical editor on this book and was going to do the indexing. Unfortuantly I feel quite ill back in late October and wasn’t sure how long it would take to recover. So, regretfully, I pulled out after doing the first chunk of the tech editing of the book.
Reading through the acknowledgments I had a plesant surprise (though missing from the reviewers list hey ho) when I found this quote:
Beyond that, tech editors are crucial to the success of a book like this, so we want to thank our original tech editor, Robert McGovern, who caught minutia that we werenâ€™t even aware of.
His encyclopedic knowledge of the newest iPhone releases was awe-inspiring.
My thanks to Shannon and Christopher for the compliment.
Hopefully I will manage to post my thoughts on the book in the next few days. Want to have a gander over the finished version first 🙂