Authors Acknowledgments

The most thanks must go to my wife Merribeth who through a very difficult year, that included producing this book, always was willing to yield to the time I needed to complete this project. Maggie, my daughter, was also always a helpful participant by working quietly alongside of Daddy when he needed to work. To Emmy, who discovered how to push buttons while this book was being written, thanks for not turning the computer off when Daddy hasn't saved his work.

Thank you to a few current professional associates who've been very helpful recently: Mike Wilkins, Bill Annis, and Patrick Guinee. Also, there are some people that I professionally lost touch with that helped guide my career, and I feel I've never properly thanked them: R. Patrick Jones, Mickey Hoffman, and Michael Orkin. These people stand out the most in my mind, so I'm taking this opportunity.

As far as the mechanics of putting the book together, Stacy Kennedy, Acquisitions Editor, Chrissy Guthrie, Senior Project Editor, and Carrie Burchfield, Copy Editor, were extremely helpful for this non-writer. Tim Brennan, the technical editor, did an excellent job pointing out areas that needed some improvement. Brittain Phillips gets a special thank you for taking what I'm trying to say and making it readable. Also, I can't go without acknowledging Michelle Hacker, Editorial Manager, who introduced me to the people at Wiley Publishing, Inc. Without her I never would've had the chance to produce a book.

Publisher's Acknowledgments

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Some of the people who helped bring this book to market include the following:

Acquisitions, Editorial, and Media Development

Senior Project Editor: Christina Guthrie

Acquisitions Editor: Stacy Kennedy

Copy Editor: Carrie A. Burchfield

Editorial Program Coordinator:

Erin Calligan Mooney

Technical Editor: Tim Brennan Editorial Manager: Christine Meloy Beck

Editorial Assistants: Joe Niesen, David Lutton,

Leeann Harney

Cartoons: Rich Tennant


Composition Services

Project Coordinator: Katie Key

Layout and Graphics: Carl Byers, Reuben W. Davis, Alissa D. Ellet, Stephanie D. Jumper

Proofreaders: John Greenough, Penny Stuart

Indexer: Potomac Indexing, LLC.

Special Help: Tim Gallan, Natalie Faye Harris, Megan Knoll

Publishing and Editorial for Consumer Dummies

Diane Graves Steele, Vice President and Publisher, Consumer Dummies Joyce Pepple, Acquisitions Director, Consumer Dummies Kristin A. Cocks, Product Development Director, Consumer Dummies Michael Spring, Vice President and Publisher, Travel Kelly Regan, Editorial Director, Travel Publishing for Technology Dummies

Andy Cummings, Vice President and Publisher, Dummies Technology/General User Composition Services

Gerry Fahey, Vice President of Production Services Debbie Stailey, Director of Composition Services

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