Winter 2016-17

Capacity: project manager, developmental editor, and copy editor. iPad For Seniors For Dummies was copy edited by Kathy Simpson. I also coordinate most aspects of the production process.

GoPro FDGoPro Cameras For Dummies is the perfect companion for the amateur photographer just starting out with a GoPro camera. Author John Carucci shows readers the ins and outs of capturing images by land, by sea (and swimming pool), and by drone. He also shows readers the basics of editing their photos with GoPro’s desktop software.

iPad FS FDiPad For Seniors For Dummies is printed in a larger than usual font and features full-color photos to help seniors get the most benefit from the book. iPad For Seniors For Dummies covers the basics of using a new (or new-to-you) iPad. Author Jesse Feiler shows readers how to do just about everything you’d need to do to get started using your iPad.

sketchup FDSketchUp For Dummies is a full-color book with plenty of illustratios to explain the intricacies of computer modeling with SketchUp.  SketchUp product director Aidan Chopra and co-author Rebecca Huehls show readers how to create buildings and components, alter the appearance of a model, and tour designs via SketchUp.

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Summer Projects 2016

windows-10-for-dummies-2eIt seems like just last year I was writing an update for this book, and I was. Windows 10 For Dummies is still a great primer on Windows 10, covering everything from the essentials to the fun stuff, including how to organize your digital photos, connect to a printer, and store files on the cloud. You get the basics for using Windows 10 on a desktop and on a tablet, too. If you’re new to Windows, or new to Windows 10, this is a book you really shouldn’t be without.

windows-10-for-seniors-for-dummies-2eWindows 10 For Seniors For Dummies covers the essentials and the fun stuff, too, but it covers these topics while showing seniors some ways to get the most out of the software. The book covers getting started with Windows 10; Windows 10 and the Web; having fun with photos, music, and apps; maintaining your system and files; backing up your computer; and connecting to a printer.

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Book Projects: Spring 2016

Facebook FDFacebook For Dummies, 6th Edition, by Carolyn Abram, is the first book published using Wiley’s new design for the For Dummies series. Gone are the familiar heavy lines and ubiquitous-by-now “Cascade” heading font, and here instead is a light, contemporary feel. The book helps readers navigate all aspects of the Facebook experience. Carolyn Abram, a former Facebook employee, walks readers through everything from setting up an account to managing tricky privacy settings. The book has much to offer both the personal and business Facebook user. It’s a good one to read through cover to cover, and then keep on hand to refer to as you work (or play!) with Facebook.

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Book Projects: Winter 2016

MacBook FD 6eMacBook For Dummies, 6th Edition, is a great primer for anyone new to the MacBook or upgrading to the newest version. Mark Chambers provides all the information you didn’t think you needed until you totally need it, such as how to back up your data and connect wireless devices to your MacBook. You get a primer on el Capitan, Apple’s newest version of OS X. Mark shows you how to get the most from your MacBook at work, at home, and on the road. He details how to work with Pages, Numbers, and Keynote. He also covers the fun stuff like iTunes, iPhoto, iMovie, and GarageBand. Just be warned: After reading this book, you will want a new MacBook. Mark’s’ enthusiasm for “all things Mac” is contagious, and MacBook is, as always, impressive. This book is  a fun read.

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Book Projects: Summer 2015

51LhcY80jcL._SX396_BO1,204,203,200_Windows 10 For Dummies, by Andy Rathbone, is the first Windows 10 book to market, which the entire team is proud of.  If you’re migrating from an earlier version of Windows, or if you’re new to Windows altogether, this book will get you up and running. Even if you’re a seasoned Windows user, you may find helpful nuggets of information in Windows 10 For Dummies.

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Book Projects: Winter and Spring 2015

I completed four books last winter and spring — enough to keep me too busy to update my website! Here are the Amazon links for the books, along with a brief description of what each covers. These links are affiliate links.

Spring 2015:

Drones For DummiesDrones For Dummies, by Mark LaFay, is for readers interested in hobby drones. It provides pre- and post-flight checklists, which should prove handy for drone users of all experience levels. Mark gives readers all the information they need to stay abreast of the ever-changing FAA regulations, too.

Minecraft Modding For Kids For DummiesMinecraft Modding For Kids For Dummies, by Sarah Guthal, PhD; Stephen Foster, PhD; and Lindsey Handley, is aimed at kids who want to program within the popular game Minecraft. Kids learn how to respawn players, build portals, create an archery range, and much more. There’s plenty of art in this full-color book, too. Development and copy editor was Becky Whitney; I served as project manager.

Winter 2015:

The Internet For Dummies 14eThe Internet For Dummies, 14th edition, by John R. Levine and Margaret Levine Young, is the 14th edition of one of my favorite For Dummies franchises. The Internet For Dummies helps readers get connected to the Internet, pick the web browser that works best for them, set up email, join social media sites, and stream music and video on their PC or mobile device. The book covers the practical and fun uses for the Internet.

Minecraft For DummiesMinecraft For Dummies, by Jesse Stay, Thomas Stay, and Jacob Cordeiro, covers all you need to know to get up and running with the popular game Minecraft. Readers learn how to survive their first night, mine, cook, defeat mobs, build redstone contraptions, and much more. This is a full-color book with loads of great art. It’s a great springboard to Minecraft Modding For Kids For Dummies.

 

updated June 27, 2015

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