About the Author
Nancy Muir is the author/co-author of more than 100 books on topics ranging from Internet safety and nanotechnology to a variety of computer and software topics. She has won awards from the Independent Booksellers Association and The Society for Technical Communication. Her experience includes working for and consulting with several major publishers on book series and strategies, as well as working in the software industry as a training manager. Nancy holds a Certificate in Distance Learning Design from the University of Washington.
To my Uncle Ted, who is missed, and my Aunt Joan who will always be treasured.
Thanks to Katie Mohr, the best darn acquisitions editor in the world, for all her support and efforts on this book. Thanks also to Tonya Cupp for steering the editorial ship and getting us into port. My tech editor, Earl Boysen, made the whole crazy process of writing this book on an aggressive schedule bearable and provided excellent input.
Senior Acquisitions Editor: Katie Mohr
Project Editor: Tonya Maddox Cupp
Technical Editor: Earl Boysen
Editorial Assistant: Claire Brock
Sr. Editorial Assistant: Cherie Case
Project Coordinator: Patrick Redmond
Project Manager: Mary Corder
Cover Image: © Nancy Muir