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Google Apps: The Missing Manual by Nancy Conner

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The Missing Credits

About the Author

About the Author

Nancy Conner writes and edits tech books from her home in upstate New York. She’s also worked as a medievalist, an English teacher, and a corporate trainer. When she’s not writing or messing around with someone else’s prose, she likes to read mysteries, visit local wineries, and listen obsessively to opera. Email: .

About the Creative Team

Dawn Frausto (editor, indexer) is assistant editor for the Missing Manual series. When not working, she rock climbs, beads, and causes trouble. Email: .

Peter Meyers (editor) is the managing editor of O’Reilly Media’s Missing Manual series. He lives with his wife, daughter, and cats in New York City. Email: .

Nellie McKesson (production editor) is a graduate of St. John’s College in Santa Fe, New Mexico. She currently lives in Jamaica Plain, Mass., and spends her spare time making t-shirts for her friends to wear (mattsaundersbynellie.etsy.com). Email: .

Sohaila Abdulali (copy editor) is a freelance writer and editor. She has published a novel, several children’s books, and numerous short stories and articles. She recently finished an ethnography of an aboriginal Indian woman. She lives in New York City with her husband Tom and their small but larger-than-life daughter, Samara. She can be reached through her Web site at www.sohailaink.com.

Tony Ruscoe (technical reviewer) is a Web developer living in Sheffield, England. He started using Google in late 2000 and has been following its progress ever since. He now shares his knowledge with others through his personal Web site (http://ruscoe.net) and Philipp Lenssen’s popular Google Blogoscoped blog and forum (http://blogoscoped.com), where he’s been co-editor since 2006. He also maintains a Web site dedicated to researching his surname (http://ruscoe.name).

Lorin Spaulding (technical reviewer) is a systems administrator at O’Reilly Media. When when not working, he indulges in hiking and amateur astronomy. Email: .

Acknowledgments

A book is the culmination of many people’s hard work. Thanks to Peter Meyers for his support and excellent suggestions from the earliest stages of writing the outline through the final edit. Special thanks to Dawn Frausto for her excellent and helpful edits, as well as her unfailing good humor. The book is much better for her contributions. I’m also grateful to the book’s technical reviewers, Tony Ruscoe and Lorin Spaulding, for their comments, questions, and pointers throughout the manuscript. Thanks to Nellie McKesson for all her work laying out the book, Rob Romano for spiffing up the figures, and Sohaila Abdulali for her eagle-eyed copy edit.

Thanks also to my daughter Tamsen for discussing how she uses Google Docs and Gmail and helping me test out some things with Google Talk (it’s always fun chatting with you)!

Finally, heartfelt thanks to Steven Holzner for his loving support and patience while I was writing this book. You’re the best, and I’m the luckiest!

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