The Missing Credits
David Pogue (author, photographer, indexer) is the weekly tech columnist for the New York Times, an Emmy-winning correspondent for CBS News Sunday Morning, weekly CNBC contributor, and the creator of the Missing Manual series. He’s the author or co-author of 49 books, including 24 in this series and six in the “For Dummies” line (including Macs, Magic, Opera, and Classical Music). In his other life, David is a former Broadway show conductor, a piano player, and a magician. He lives in Connecticut with his wife and three awesome children.
Julie Van Keuren (copy editor, proofreader) is a freelance editor, writer, and desktop publisher who runs her “little media empire” from her home in Billings, Montana. Before starting her own business in 2006, Julie edited for The Virginian-Pilot of Norfolk, Va.; The Olympian of Olympia, Wash.; and The Seattle Times. She was honored for her work by the Virginia Press Association in 2004 and 2005 and received the Pacific Northwest Excellence in Journalism Award in 1996. She holds a bachelor’s degree in journalism from Northwestern University. Email: email@example.com.
Tim Geaney (consultant, photo editor, photographer) has shot editorial photographs for magazines like British Vogue, Harper’s Bazaar, Glamour, GQ, Self, and InStyle, and his commercial work appears in catalogs like Victoria’s Secret, Nautica, J.Crew, Spiegel, Krizia, Nordstroms, Burdines, Neiman Marcus, Talbots, Saks Fifth Avenue, and Polo Ralph Lauren. He’s also done commercials for Avon, video and CD covers for Harry Connick Jr., Internet video for Polo, and music videos. He lives in Connecticut with his wife Nancy and their children Genevieve (20) and Jack (18). He loves playing the piano, golf, and eating Mexican food. He’s currently represented by Ford Artists in New York.
Saurabh Wahi (technical reviewer) has been a photographer for over a decade, taking pictures in over 20 different countries. He’s a public relations consultant at MWW Group, where he has represented Nikon since 2001. He has helped to launch dozens of Nikon’s digital cameras, including every SLR since the introduction of D1x and D1H cameras in 2001. Saurabh lives in New York with his wife, Pooja. www.saurabhwahi.com
The Missing Manual series is a joint venture between the dream team introduced on these pages and O’Reilly Media. I’m grateful to all of them, especially designer Phil Simpson, who has now seen me through 24 books, and prose queen Julie Van Keuren, who answered my Craigslist ad for an InDesign expert with years of copy-editing and proofing experience—and did a spectacular job. Maybe someday I’ll meet her.
A few other friends did great favors for this book. They include my un-stumpable intern David Pierce, who sought out answers, wrote a few bits for the book, and assisted me on the index; company reps Kevin McCarthy (Canon), Geoff Coalter (Nikon), Kyle Kappmeier (Samsung), MeeJin Annan-Brady (Panasonic), Betsy Brill (Lightscoop), and John Nack (Adobe); and Lesa Snider King.
Thanks to David Rogelberg for believing in the idea and Laurie Petrycki for the deadline extension. Above all, my love and appreciation go to Jennifer, Kelly, Tia, and Jeffrey. They make these books—and everything else—possible.
The Missing Manual Series
Missing Manual books are superbly written guides to computer products that don’t come with printed manuals (which is just about all of them). Each book features a handcrafted index; cross-references to specific page numbers (not just “See Chapter 14”); and RepKover, a detached-spine binding that lets the book lie perfectly flat without the assistance of weights or cinder blocks.
Recent and upcoming books include:
Access 2007: The Missing Manual by Matthew MacDonald
AppleScript: The Missing Manual by Adam Goldstein
AppleWorks 6: The Missing Manual by Jim Elferdink and David Reynolds
CSS: The Missing Manual by David Sawyer McFarland
Creating Web Sites: The Missing Manual by Matthew MacDonald
Dreamweaver CS4: The Missing Manual by David Sawyer McFarland
eBay: The Missing Manual by Nancy Conner
Excel 2007: The Missing Manual by Matthew MacDonald
Facebook: The Missing Manual by E.A. Vander Veer
FileMaker Pro 9: The Missing Manual by Geoff Coffey and Susan Prosser
Flash CS4: The Missing Manual by Chris Grover
FrontPage 2003: The Missing Manual by Jessica Mantaro
Google Apps: The Missing Manual by Nancy Conner
The Internet: The Missing Manual by David Pogue and J.D. Biersdorfer
iMovie ’08 & iDVD: The Missing Manual by David Pogue
iPhone: The Missing Manual, 2nd Edition by David Pogue
iPhoto ’08: The Missing Manual by David Pogue
iPod: The Missing Manual, 7th Edition by J.D. Biersdorfer
Mac OS X Leopard: The Missing Manual by David Pogue
Microsoft Project 2007: The Missing Manual by Bonnie Biafore
Office 2007: The Missing Manual by Chris Grover, Matthew MacDonald, and E.A. Vander Veer
Office 2008 for Macintosh: The Missing Manual by Jim Elferdink
PCs: The Missing Manual by Andy Rathbone
Photoshop CS4: The Missing Manual by Lesa Snider King
Photoshop Elements 7: The Missing Manual by Barbara Brundage
Photoshop Elements 6 for Mac: The Missing Manual by Barbara Brundage
PowerPoint 2007: The Missing Manual by E.A. Vander Veer
QuickBase: The Missing Manual by Nancy Conner
QuickBooks 2009: The Missing Manual by Bonnie Biafore
Quicken 2009: The Missing Manual by Bonnie Biafore
Switching to the Mac: The Missing Manual, Tiger Edition by David Pogue and Adam Goldstein
Switching to the Mac: The Missing Manual, Leopard Edition by David Pogue
Wikipedia: The Missing Manual by John Broughton
Windows XP Home Edition: The Missing Manual, 2nd Edition by David Pogue
Windows XP Pro: The Missing Manual, 2nd Edition by David Pogue, Craig Zacker, and Linda Zacker
Windows Vista: The Missing Manual by David Pogue
Windows Vista for Starters: The Missing Manual by David Pogue
Word 2007: The Missing Manual by Chris Grover
Your Brain: The Missing Manual by Matthew MacDonald