Marc Campbell

Marc Campbell - Editor

New York, NY, USA

Working PTR wonders for more than twenty-five years

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Overview

You? In big trouble. Likely in a panic. Very probably in need of a miracle.

Me? A bona fide miracle worker and quarter-century veteran of the publishing industry. My specialty? Professional/technical/reference books, the harder to produce, the better, by committees of authors who are brilliant in their fields but maybe not always the most natural writers.

As an editor and editorial supervisor, I've completed multiple it-can't-be-done book-length projects for publishers like McGraw-Hill, Wiley, and Prentice Hall. I've also served as a technical editor, developmental editor, and manuscript reader for various other titles. I've managed authors directly since my first day on the job. Non-native English? Not a problem. Editing broken English off a third-generation mimeograph is just another Tuesday for me.

I can speak to your authors as a fellow traveler. As an author myself, I've written or co-written sixteen books for numerous publishers in the PTR space, including O'Reilly, Osborne, and Microsoft Press. My books are sold around the world in seven languages.

My approach to editing is like Michelangelo's to sculpture: precision interventions to reveal the inner quality, but with an activist streak that doesn't shy away from rewrites if that's what it takes to make the prose sing. I bleed serial commas. I dream in Chicago. I have not once missed a (professional) deadline.
Languages
English (UK)
English (US)
Non-Fiction
Computers & Internet
Design
Education & Reference
Engineering & Materials Science
Math & Science
Medicine & Nursing & Dentistry
Technology

Certifications

  • Member, Authors Guild (2013-present)

Work experience

Author

Self-employed
January, 2001 – Present (over 19 years)

I write books on media technology and Apple devices, develop book proposals, and serve as a technical editor for other authors.

Associate Editor—Multimedia

DC Comics (New York, NY)
November, 1997 – August, 1999 (over 1 year)

I produced the official Web sites for DC Comics and MAD Magazine; wrote newsletters, articles, and other copy; conducted live interviews with creators; managed fan communities; supervised independent contractors; and trained interns.

Editorial Supervisor

North Market Street Graphics (Lancaster, PA)
February, 1996 – November, 1997 (over 1 year)

I supervised the copyediting of professional/technical/reference book manuscripts and managed our team of in-house copyeditors to complete lengthy projects for various New York publishers.

Copyeditor

Science Press (Ephrata, PA)
May, 1995 – February, 1996 (9 months)

I worked with senior management to create a redactory department at Science Press, copyedited medical/technical/scientific journal manuscripts, and provided general proofreading and page checking services.

Portfolio (17 selected works)

Dreamweaver 8 Design and Construction: Web Design Production Methods from the Master Architect Builders (O'Reilly Digital Studio)

Marc Campbell

You're a beginner who wants to design a state-of-the-art family web site. You've just started a new job, and you need to learn Dreamweaver fast. Or maybe you're a professional who's been using another program but is now switching to Macromedia's leading web design tool. Learning Dreamweaver 8 gets you up to speed, quickly and efficiently.Straightforwardly practical, with speed as the by-word, ... read more

You're a beginner who wants to design a state-of-the-art family web site. You've just started a new job, and you need to learn Dreamweaver fast. Or maybe you're a professional who's been using another program but is now switching to Macromedia's leading web design tool. Learning Dreamweaver 8 gets you up to speed, quickly and efficiently.Straightforwardly practical, with speed as the by-word, ... read more

Digital Photography for Teens

Marc Campbell, Dave Long

Don't be fooled by the title. Digital Photography for Teens doesn't make a half-hearted attempt at teaching the fundamentals of digital photography. It doesn't stop at the basics and it doesn't assume that as a teen, you aren't capable of tackling advanced topics. Instead, it focuses on the things that teens want to get out of digital photography. Photography is a technical field, and this boo... read more

Don't be fooled by the title. Digital Photography for Teens doesn't make a half-hearted attempt at teaching the fundamentals of digital photography. It doesn't stop at the basics and it doesn't assume that as a teen, you aren't capable of tackling advanced topics. Instead, it focuses on the things that teens want to get out of digital photography. Photography is a technical field, and this boo... read more

The Complete Idiot's Guide to Computer Illustration

Marc Campbell

The Complete Idiot's Guide(R) to Computer Illustration explores the fundamentals behind creating fun and useful graphic illustrations with a computer. Readers will learn skills necessary to create bit map and vector drawings and bring them to life with graphic painting techniques. More advanced methods of filtering, layering and masking will also be taught through manipulating on-screen images... read more

The Complete Idiot's Guide(R) to Computer Illustration explores the fundamentals behind creating fun and useful graphic illustrations with a computer. Readers will learn skills necessary to create bit map and vector drawings and bring them to life with graphic painting techniques. More advanced methods of filtering, layering and masking will also be taught through manipulating on-screen images... read more

Web Design Garage (05) by Campbell, Marc [Paperback (2005)]

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Web Design Garage (05) by Campbell, Marc [Paperback (2005)]

Web Design Garage (05) by Campbell, Marc [Paperback (2005)]

Adobe Photoshop and Photoshop Elements for Teens (For Teens (Course Technology))

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You see them in magazines, pass them around in emails, and run across them everywhere on the web - incredibly cool, crazy, and sometimes strange images that you know have been doctored using Photoshop. Have you ever looked at them and wondered, "How did they do that?" Adobe Photoshop and Photoshop Elements for Teens is filled with the tips and techniques that you need to know to use these powe... read more

You see them in magazines, pass them around in emails, and run across them everywhere on the web - incredibly cool, crazy, and sometimes strange images that you know have been doctored using Photoshop. Have you ever looked at them and wondered, "How did they do that?" Adobe Photoshop and Photoshop Elements for Teens is filled with the tips and techniques that you need to know to use these powe... read more

Pagemaker 7 from A to Z: A Quick Reference of More Than 300 PageMaker Tasks, Terms and Tricks

Marc Campbell

Perfect for designer who wants a quick reference, this book covers the newest version of the popular desktop publishing program Adobe PageMaker 7. Packing more than 300 task descriptions, term definitions, and tips, users can easily locate a task by utilizing the unique alphabetical organization of data. Topics such as creating a letterhead design, assembling a flyer, and creating a PDF docume... read more

Perfect for designer who wants a quick reference, this book covers the newest version of the popular desktop publishing program Adobe PageMaker 7. Packing more than 300 task descriptions, term definitions, and tips, users can easily locate a task by utilizing the unique alphabetical organization of data. Topics such as creating a letterhead design, assembling a flyer, and creating a PDF docume... read more

Digital Photography for the Over 50s In Simple Steps

Marc Campbell

Use your digital camera with confidence [column 1] This practical book will have you achieving immediate results using: a friendly, visual approach simple language practical, task-based examples large, full-colour screenshots Discover everything you want to know about using your digital camera in this easy-to-use guide; from the most essential tasks that you'll want to perform, to solving the ... read more

Use your digital camera with confidence [column 1] This practical book will have you achieving immediate results using: a friendly, visual approach simple language practical, task-based examples large, full-colour screenshots Discover everything you want to know about using your digital camera in this easy-to-use guide; from the most essential tasks that you'll want to perform, to solving the ... read more

Web Guru Guide to Dreamweaver MX 2004

Marc Campbell

This book offers a comprehensive, clear, hands-on approach to designing Web sites with Macromedia Dreamweaver. Its goal is not only to show how to use the software, including the commands to use and the procedures to follow, but also to show how to design for the Web. Covering such topics as tables, frames, layers, text, images, flash, templates, links and navigation, forms, and more, this boo... read more

This book offers a comprehensive, clear, hands-on approach to designing Web sites with Macromedia Dreamweaver. Its goal is not only to show how to use the software, including the commands to use and the procedures to follow, but also to show how to design for the Web. Covering such topics as tables, frames, layers, text, images, flash, templates, links and navigation, forms, and more, this boo... read more

Perry's Chemical Engineers' Handbook

Robert H. Perry, Don W. Green

This is the new edition of chemical and process engineers' favorite reference. Previous editions of this authoritative, comprehensive handbook have sold more than 887,000 copies. This Seventh Edition contains 50% new or revised material, including new information on condensers, reboilers, evaporators, and vessels; multicomponent and enhance distillation including azeotropic, extractive, and re... read more

This is the new edition of chemical and process engineers' favorite reference. Previous editions of this authoritative, comprehensive handbook have sold more than 887,000 copies. This Seventh Edition contains 50% new or revised material, including new information on condensers, reboilers, evaporators, and vessels; multicomponent and enhance distillation including azeotropic, extractive, and re... read more

"This business has legs": How I Used Infomercial Marketing to Create the$100,000,000 ThighMaster Craze

Peter Bieler

"Only in America could a would-be monk convince a faded televisionstar to pitch a rehabilitation device designed for Scandinavianskiers and create a nationwide sensation. The marketing strategyalone is worth the price of admission." --Paul B. Brown Special Correspondent for the Business News Network(BNN) and coauthor of Customers for Life "This is the first time the person behind a fad lays ou... read more

"Only in America could a would-be monk convince a faded televisionstar to pitch a rehabilitation device designed for Scandinavianskiers and create a nationwide sensation. The marketing strategyalone is worth the price of admission." --Paul B. Brown Special Correspondent for the Business News Network(BNN) and coauthor of Customers for Life "This is the first time the person behind a fad lays ou... read more

Creating Cool Html 3.2 Web Pages

Dave Taylor

Provides advice and guidance in using HyperText Markup Language to create Web pages that advertise, sell, inform, and entertain Web users

Provides advice and guidance in using HyperText Markup Language to create Web pages that advertise, sell, inform, and entertain Web users

Practical Horticulture, 3rd Edition

Laura Williams Rice, Robert P., Jr. Rice

A textbook for a course in horticultural design for non-majors, and a reference for both amateur and professional ornamental gardeners. Explains the fundamentals of horticulture and techniques for growing plants inside and outside. Updated from the 1993 edition (first in 1986) with new photographs and bibliographical references, and new information on floral arrangements and pesticides. Illust... read more

A textbook for a course in horticultural design for non-majors, and a reference for both amateur and professional ornamental gardeners. Explains the fundamentals of horticulture and techniques for growing plants inside and outside. Updated from the 1993 edition (first in 1986) with new photographs and bibliographical references, and new information on floral arrangements and pesticides. Illust... read more

AIX Version 4: System and Administration Guide

James W. Deroest

Describes the administration and management activities required to install, configure, and run the AIX V4 operating system on a variety of POWER, POWER2, and PowerPC platforms. Includes management guidelines for environments ranging from single-user workstations to symmetric multiprocessors to clusters of hundreds of nodes. There are 11 sections in the book, covering system administration task... read more

Describes the administration and management activities required to install, configure, and run the AIX V4 operating system on a variety of POWER, POWER2, and PowerPC platforms. Includes management guidelines for environments ranging from single-user workstations to symmetric multiprocessors to clusters of hundreds of nodes. There are 11 sections in the book, covering system administration task... read more

Superman: The Complete History: The Life and Times of the Man of Steel

Les Daniels

Faster than a speeding bullet! More powerful than a locomotive! Able to leap tall buildings in a single bound! The first, the strongest, and the most enduringly popular super hero has been captivating audiences around the world for 60 years. Since his humble comic book beginnings in 1938, Superman has conquered every dimension of media entertainment, launching radio and television shows, major... read more

Faster than a speeding bullet! More powerful than a locomotive! Able to leap tall buildings in a single bound! The first, the strongest, and the most enduringly popular super hero has been captivating audiences around the world for 60 years. Since his humble comic book beginnings in 1938, Superman has conquered every dimension of media entertainment, launching radio and television shows, major... read more

The Design of Sites: Patterns for Creating Winning Web Sites (2nd Edition)

Douglas K. van Duyne, James A. Landay, Jason I. Hong

<>Praise for the second edition of The Design of Sites "In my worldwide IBM marketing role, I have the benefit of working with some of the finest international interactive agencies and internal Web teams. As I read The Design of Sites, [I see] the insight from years of professional advice has been put to paper. Nowhere have I seen such a practical, effective, and easy-to-use book to solve and ... read more

<>Praise for the second edition of The Design of Sites "In my worldwide IBM marketing role, I have the benefit of working with some of the finest international interactive agencies and internal Web teams. As I read The Design of Sites, [I see] the insight from years of professional advice has been put to paper. Nowhere have I seen such a practical, effective, and easy-to-use book to solve and ... read more

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