Notes about editing of the book

Notes about editing of the book

This could be called, How to publish and edit a book using WordPress. I don’t have a set method in mind, but here are some thoughts that come to mind along with issues I need to work out.

How you can edit: 

Each chapter is a separate Page in WordPress. At the bottom of each Page is a Leave A Reply box. Here you can comment, make suggestions, corrections, and even copy chunks of text from the chapter and paste them into your reply along with your comments and edits.

Since Registration as a Member is not implemented yet on this website, you should also leave your name in your reply. You can also let me know if you think pre-reader/editors should be Members is a good idea and I will send out Invitations for you and others to register. Then your name will appear automatically in the Reply. I can also then make the chapters Private so only members can read them. This might be a good idea.

A note about repetition:

I admit to it being a problem and constant point made by reader/editors. However, I believe a certain amount of repetition is allowable. Repetition can help link new information to previous information. We call this linking thinking. Also, as new points are brought forward in text, revisiting previous points or questions might bring revised perspectives. Another reason is that readers may not be reading the final published books consecutively in the relatively same period of time. It may be some time between reads and repetition can then become reminder. Readers may also jump around in the books. Finally, the books are about questioning technology relative to being human, so many questions from various points of view, relative to new topics and information will always move thoughts, perspectives, ideas, feelings, beliefs and values forward. Of course, too much is too much. I may also have forgotten I mentioned something before.

What about questions?

At one point in the long path of editing, I changed a lot of sentences into questions. The result was that many questions were not really questions that begged an answer, maybe some though, but not necessarily an answer. I’m sure there are still some of these useless questions still buried in texts.

A mega project:

This is going to be a long process because there are upwards to 80 chapters and I have yet to get the workbook going.

What else should I add here?

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