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Re: Editing phase


Ideally, it would be best to have more than one dedicated author/editor assigned to this chapter, since it is a huge and very important one. That is also why we have split this chapter into smaller parts.

Op 20-09-12 06:57, Jim Connett schreef:
Thank you, John, for your reply and your encouragement. Yea...sometimes, for me, setting "short-term goals" help me to achieve ...well...just GOALS.

For the last two releases, I've been the adjunct author for the Desktop chapter. If any "reauthoring" needs done for 12.10, I may not have time to do so. So I guess I'm simply sounding a warning bell in that I'll probably need help if sections of the Desktop chapter need reauthoring. I should know by the end of this weekend where I'm at.

I'll do my best this iteration.

Going forward, I think it would be good to seek out a dedicated author for this section so that the author-editor responsibilities are properly divided.


On Wed, Sep 19, 2012 at 3:37 PM, c7p <c7p.admin@xxxxxxxxx <mailto:c7p.admin@xxxxxxxxx>> wrote:

    Hey Jim,

    i'm glad that you set short-term goals :). Have in mind that the
    Desktop chapter hasn't been updated at all from authors -they
    haven't work on it-. So you'll have to double check for changes or
    even write some new content *if you find the need*.

    Thank you for your time !


    2012/9/19 Jim Connett <jimandmarcy@xxxxxxxxx

My goal is to both start AND finish my edits this weekend. Those are the plans anyway...we'll see how far I get...depends
        on how much has changed in the Desktop chapter between 12.04
        and 12.10.

        I'll update the spreadsheet on Sunday evening Pacific Daylight
        Time with the results of my efforts.

        On Wed, Sep 19, 2012 at 3:37 AM, Hannie Dumoleyn
        <mailto:lafeber-dumoleyn2@xxxxxxxxx>> wrote:

            To all editors,
            We are now in the editing phase (17 Sep – 1 Oct) of the
            quantal version of our manual:
            * Editors copy-edit and proofread the content
            * Second draft is released at the end of this phase
            Please have a look at our spreadsheet
            "manualQuantal-authors-editors" to see if this is filled
            in correctly. If you have finished your chapter, please
            mention this in the column "Update", or by email.
            There are still some chapters/sections that do not have an
            1. Installation
            *Instant messaging
            6. Troubleshooting
            Should anyone be willing to proofread one of these, let me
            know, or add your name to the spreadsheet under "Editors
            If you have any questions on the editing part, do not
            hesitate to send an email either to this list or to me.