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Dori Smith is the best-selling co-author of JavaScript: Visual QuickStart Guide, 9th edition; Dreamweaver: Visual QuickStart Guide; Styling Web Pages with CSS: Visual QuickProject Guide; and Mac OS X Unwired. She also created the videos JavaScript Essential Training and Ajax Essential Training for Lynda.com, wrote Java 2: Visual QuickStart Guide and contributes to numerous online and print computer industry magazines. A frequent speaker at industry conferences, she was a founding member of the Web Standards Project and is Publisher and ListMom for the Wise-Women's Web community. She co-founded and contributes to the long-running Backup Brain weblog.

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Mar
7
comment Is Mac OSX Lion's Revision Control System useable by writers?
@Standback - actually, it is on the market: pay $99 for a developer membership (available to anyone—you don't have to actually be a developer) and you get access to the public beta of Lion.
Feb
26
revised How to make a letter interesting?
Spelling, grammar
Feb
18
awarded  Enlightened
Feb
18
awarded  Nice Answer
Feb
16
answered What help is there for a technical reseacher/writer that can't edit?
Feb
10
awarded  Citizen Patrol
Feb
8
comment Where can I find sales numbers for books?
Any author can see their up-to-date & historical BookScan numbers at Amazon's Author Central (free).
Feb
8
answered Where can I find sales numbers for books?
Feb
6
revised What are some appropriate uses of readability tests?
Add wikilinks, fixed typo in title
Feb
5
suggested approved edit on What are some appropriate uses of readability tests?
Feb
5
comment Should you use two spaces after a period, or just a single one?
@Oliver - when you type two spaces on an iOS device, it automatically turns into a period + one space.
Feb
4
revised How do I find good interview subjects?
Added tag + tweaks to match the minimum
Feb
4
suggested approved edit on How do I find good interview subjects?
Feb
3
comment Where are the best places to promote tech books?
Is your book about writing books? If so, then AuthorsCast is useful. If not, don't bother. Instead, you want to find podcasts that cover your book topics, i.e., one whose listeners are your target audience.
Feb
3
comment Where are the best places to promote tech books?
@QuickerSnarkerBacker - that would be a question about psychology, so I can't really make a meaningful guess. My opinion, though: I know that there are people who resoundingly resent even minor plugs, so I try to keep things as straightforward and above-board as I possibly can. And if others then complain about my sig, that's their problem.
Feb
2
answered Where are the best places to promote tech books?
Jan
30
comment As a non-native English speaker, Is it better to get translated or get copyedited for long texts?
@Pierre - I figured either I'd succeed and you'd be okay with the result, or I'd blow it and demonstrate how copyeditors don't always understand what the original non-native speaker meant. Either way: win! Mostly, though, "unability" and "corretly" were bugging me.
Jan
29
revised As a non-native English speaker, Is it better to get translated or get copyedited for long texts?
Clean up English
Jan
29
suggested approved edit on As a non-native English speaker, Is it better to get translated or get copyedited for long texts?
Jan
29
answered As a non-native English speaker, Is it better to get translated or get copyedited for long texts?