The process of writing a book can be long and difficult. Couple that with all the illustrations that need to be created and reviewed. In a book about charts and graphs it’s extra important to get all the images and examples correct! After 3 or 4 rounds of text editing of each chapter, they now have been type set. The PDF proofs come to me and now it is my turn to break-out the red pen and make corrections. It’s quite cathartic to push pixels around after months of writing. The end product is taking shape with the help of Mark and Nick at Five Simple Steps.
As you can see, I spent some time scribbling notes in the margins for two of the five sections. Only to realize that I needed to send the changes back to Five Simple Steps, so most of this was redone with annotations in the PDF files. All was not lost, because it was good to print them all out and not try to read onscreen.
The release date is set for August 9th, 02010 and as you can see, we’re on right track!