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Premiere Elements 8: 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. He has degrees in film and creative writing from Emerson College in Boston, Massachusetts. For more than 30 years, Chris has worked on film and video projects in a variety of capacities, including editor, sound recordist, writer, and producer. Chris is the 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; Flash CS4: The Missing Manual; and Google SketchUp: The Missing Manual.

About the Creative Team

Peter McKie (editor) is an editor at Missing Manuals. He graduated from Boston University’s School of Journalism and lives in New York, where he researches the history of old houses, and, every once in a while, sneaks into abandoned buildings. Email: .

Nellie McKesson (production editor) currently lives in Brighton, Mass., where she devotes all her free time to her burgeoning t-shirt business (www.endplasticdesigns.com). Email: .

Marcia Simmons (copy editor) is a writer and editor living in the San Francisco Bay Area. In addition to covering technology and cocktail culture, she has a personal blog at www.smartkitty.org.

Lucie Haskins (indexer) lives in Woodland Park, Colorado. She became an indexer in 2000, after a long career in corporate America, with roles that ranged from computer programmer to management consultant. She specializes in embedded indexing for books on computer- and business-related topics. She loves to share her passion for indexing by talking about it to whoever will listen! Visit her site at luciehaskins.com for more information about indexing.

Lori Grunin (technical reviewer) has been using, testing, and reviewing digital imaging products for major print and online publications since before there were any online publications. She’s currently a senior editor for CNET Reviews, where she spends her days putting digital SLR cameras and high-definition camcorders through their paces.

Don Willmott (technical reviewer) has been covering computer, technology, and Internet topics for more than 20 years, first as an editor at PC Magazine and Yahoo! Internet Life, and currently as a freelance writer whose work appears online at such sites as The Weather Channel and ForbesTraveler.com. He is also the author of the book PC Magazine Best of the Internet (Wiley, 2004).

Acknowledgements

It takes a team to move a Missing Manual from concept to publication, and I want to thank all the pros who helped with Premiere Elements 8: The Missing Manual. Many thanks to my editor Peter McKie for his skill in sharpening up the text and keeping us close to our hectic schedule. Thanks also to Marcia Simmons for copyediting, to Lucie Haskins for indexing, to Karen Shaner for coordinating figures and documents, and to Dawn Frausto for help with the appendixes.

A special thanks to Lori Grunin and Don Willmott for lending their expertise as technical reviewers. And once again, thanks to Peter Meyers for signing me up to the Missing Manuals team. Thanks, as always, to my beautiful wife, Joyce, and my wonderful filmmaking daughters Mary and Amy.

Chris Grover

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