I have accepted a role as Technical Editor for an upcoming technical book. The pay is minimal, so I am just doing this for experience and because I think it is an incredibly cool topic.
I am just wondering if anyone has any experience in Technical Editing or something similar?
OMG, I so have done this. Since I was subject matter expert on one of our projects, I have had to do this for the Technical Documentation and Users Manuals.
There are more horrible things, but it can be pretty tedious.
9 out of 10 people I prove wrong agree that I'm right. The other person is my wife.
Yeah I have slightly done it for projects at work. Though this one is for a real dead tree book from one the larger tech publishers.
It is reviewing technical writing and testing/debugging code samples.
Can we look for more elaboration on this Corey? http://www.sqaforums.com/showflat.ph...e=1#Post455610
Do you get any credits in the book? That'd be cool I guess.
Nice addition to the resume.
After gaining this valuable experience, you can probably write your own book.
Yeah i get credits in the book. It is a pretty big project.
.. it involves Python and Grey Hat hacking [img]/images/graemlins/smile.gif[/img]
Grey hat..... GREY HAT! Grey Hat is just black hat by someone working for a legitimate company [img]/images/graemlins/smile.gif[/img]
I along with Terry Howarth are helping QTP moderator Tarun Lalwani by proof reading chapters from his soon-to-be-published book on QTP........ Yikes! I didn't realise how time consuming it was.
Good luck Corey, stock up on the coffee is my advice.
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I get $2 a page which i just a nominal fee.
out of curiosity, approximately how much time are you spending editing? And is it mostly code you are reviewing, or is it also a lot of text?