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Google SketchUp: The Missing Manual by Chris Grover

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The Missing Credits

About the Author

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Chris Grover is a veteran of the San Francisco Bay Area advertising and design community, having worked for over 25 years in print, video, and electronic media. During that stint, he’s had freelance articles published in a variety of magazines from Fine Homebuilding to CD-ROM World. Throughout his career, he’s worked with clients involved in construction, building materials, and architectural design. Chris is owner of Bolinas Road Creative (http://BolinasRoad.com), an agency that helps small businesses promote their products and services. He’s also the author of Word 2007: The Missing Manual and Flash CS4: The Missing Manual.

About the Creative Team

Nan Barber (editor) is associate editor for the Missing Manual series. She lives in Massachusetts with her husband and G4 Macintosh. Email: .

Nellie McKesson (production editor) lives in Brighton, Mass., where she makes t-shirts for her friends (http://mattsaundersbynellie.etsy.com) and plays music with her band Dr. & Mrs. Van Der Trampp (http://myspace.com/drmrsvandertrampp). Email: .

Jan Jue (copyeditor) enjoys freelance copyediting, a good mystery, and the search for the perfect pot sticker.

Ron Strauss (indexer) is a full-time freelance indexer specializing in IT. When not working, he moonlights as a concert violist and alternative medicine health consultant. Email: .

Jason Arnold (technical reviewer) lives in Santa Rosa, CA with his wife and two daughters. He spends his free time practicing Japanese, martial arts, and photography.

Lewis Wadsworth (technical reviewer) is an artist, illustrator, and designer with degrees from Dartmouth College and Yale School of Architecture. He teaches at the Boston Architectural College, and his own architectural designs (illustrated using SketchUp) have been published in AIArchitect and elsewhere. He currently lives in Boston, Massachusetts with his wife Karen, a cellular biologist, and his two young daughters Sofia and Athena.

Acknowledgments

It takes a team to move a Missing Manual from concept to publication, and I want to thank all the pros who helped with Google SketchUp: The Missing Manual. Thanks go out again to my editor Nan Barber for her skillful editing and long hours spent keeping us all on track. Thanks also to Jan Jue for the copyediting and Ron Straus for the index, and to Dawn Frausto for coordinating their work. A special thanks to Lewis Wadsworth for letting us reproduce his spectacular SketchUp models and for the sharp-eyed technical review. His experience as an architect and SketchUp master was much appreciated. My sincere appreciation to Jason Arnold, also a technical reviewer, who brought great enthusiasm to the SketchUp exercises and asked the all the right questions. Thanks to the Go-2-School guys, Mike Tadros and Alex Oliver, for letting us base many of the exercises on their excellent video series (www.go-2-school.com), and to Bryce Stout of Google’s SketchUp team for generously contributing his time and assistance. And once again, thanks to Peter Meyers for first signing me up to the Missing Manuals team. Thanks, as always, to my beautiful wife Joyce, and my wonderful daughters Mary and Amy.

Chris Grover

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