Sean Dennis

Sean Dennis - Editor Tick

Hilton Head Island, SC, USA

Former associate editor of JazzTimes and BirdWatching magazines. Former developmental editor for Manning Publications. Smart, friendly, fun.

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Developmental editor, copy editor, and author coach specializing in computers and technology, social sciences, nature, music, and other nonfiction categories. I enjoy helping programmers, engineers, scientists, and researchers create great books, and welcome the opportunity to work with new authors.

Member of Editorial Freelancers Association and National Writers Union.

My other descriptors: writer, content wrangler, tech geek, cat lover, musician, jazz aficionado, vinyl record collector, vegetarian, herbalist, and birder. My wife and I own the Wild Birds Unlimited franchise in Hilton Head Island, SC.
Languages
English (US)
Non-Fiction
Computers & Internet
Earth & Space & Environmental Sciences
Education & Reference
Social & Behavioral Sciences
Technology
Works with
WordPress

Certifications

  • How to Design Effective Training Programs (The Training Clinic)
  • Facilitating with Ease & Advanced Facilitation Skills (Participative Dynamics)
  • Project Management Basics for Success (American Management Association)
  • Art and Science of Effective Web Design (Human Factors International)

Awards

  • Effective Practices Award (Sloan Consortium)

Work experience

Freelance Editor and Writer

Self-employed
January, 2000 – Present (about 19 years)

Over the years I have worked as a freelancer for, Charleston, SC Jazz Festival, Moog Music, WavesFactory, F+W Media, WholeLife Holistic Nutrition, the World Bank, and many others.

Associate Editor - JazzTimes and BirdWatching magazines

Madavor Media
January, 2017 – August, 2017 (7 months)

QA Analyst

Fire Engine RED
August, 2014 – January, 2017 (over 2 years)

Developmental Editor

Manning Publications
August, 2013 – August, 2014 (about 1 year)

Senior Technical Writer

DataPath/Rockwell Collins
July, 2007 – May, 2012 (almost 5 years)

Program Development Specialist

NOAA
August, 1999 – July, 2007 (almost 8 years)

Co-founder and Multimedia Developer

Sage Island
February, 1997 – August, 1999 (over 2 years)

Portfolio (6 selected works)

jQuery UI in Action

T. J. VanToll

SummaryjQuery UI in Action is a practical guide to using and customizing jQuery UI library components to build rich, user-friendly web applications. By working through numerous engaging examples, you'll move quickly from placing a datepicker on the page to building a complete user interface that includes features like a contact form and shopping cart. You'll master jQuery UI's five main intera... read more

SummaryjQuery UI in Action is a practical guide to using and customizing jQuery UI library components to build rich, user-friendly web applications. By working through numerous engaging examples, you'll move quickly from placing a datepicker on the page to building a complete user interface that includes features like a contact form and shopping cart. You'll master jQuery UI's five main intera... read more

Meteor in Action

Stephan Hochhaus, Manuel Schoebel

SummaryMeteor in Action teaches you full-stack web development using the Meteor platform. It starts with an overview of a Meteor application, revealing the unique nature of Meteor's end-to-end application model. Then you'll dive into the Blaze templating engine, discover Meteor's reactive data sources model, learn simple and advanced routing techniques, and practice managing users, permissions... read more

SummaryMeteor in Action teaches you full-stack web development using the Meteor platform. It starts with an overview of a Meteor application, revealing the unique nature of Meteor's end-to-end application model. Then you'll dive into the Blaze templating engine, discover Meteor's reactive data sources model, learn simple and advanced routing techniques, and practice managing users, permissions... read more

jQuery in Action

Bear Bibeault, Yehuda Katz, Aurelio De Rosa

SummaryjQuery in Action, Third Edition, is a fast-paced and complete guide to jQuery, focused on the tasks you'll face in nearly any web dev project. Written for readers with minimal JavaScript experience, this revised edition adds new examples and exercises, along with the deep and practical coverage you expect from an In Action book. You'll learn how to traverse HTML documents, handle events... read more

SummaryjQuery in Action, Third Edition, is a fast-paced and complete guide to jQuery, focused on the tasks you'll face in nearly any web dev project. Written for readers with minimal JavaScript experience, this revised edition adds new examples and exercises, along with the deep and practical coverage you expect from an In Action book. You'll learn how to traverse HTML documents, handle events... read more

Learn Git in a Month of Lunches

Rick Umali

Summary Learn Git in a Month of Lunches introduces the discipline of source code control using Git. Whether you're a newbie or a busy pro moving your source control to Git, you'll appreciate how this book concentrates on the components of Git you'll use every day. In easy-to-follow lessons designed to take an hour or less, you'll dig into Git's distributed collaboration model, along with core ... read more

Summary Learn Git in a Month of Lunches introduces the discipline of source code control using Git. Whether you're a newbie or a busy pro moving your source control to Git, you'll appreciate how this book concentrates on the components of Git you'll use every day. In easy-to-follow lessons designed to take an hour or less, you'll dig into Git's distributed collaboration model, along with core ... read more

Barcodes with iOS: Bringing together the digital and physical worlds

Oliver Drobnik

SummaryBarcodes with iOS is the first and only book that comprehensively addresses barcode technology for the iOS developer. It offers an introduction to commonly used formats, such as ISBN and UPC codes, and provides real-world examples that teach you how to integrate code scanning and generation into your apps. This book consolidates information about applicable Apple frameworks in one place... read more

SummaryBarcodes with iOS is the first and only book that comprehensively addresses barcode technology for the iOS developer. It offers an introduction to commonly used formats, such as ISBN and UPC codes, and provides real-world examples that teach you how to integrate code scanning and generation into your apps. This book consolidates information about applicable Apple frameworks in one place... read more

Learn System Center Configuration Manager in a Month of Lunches

James Bannan

Summary Learn System Center Configuration Manager in a Month of Lunches is a super-practical guide to Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager. In this book, you'll cut to the chase and learn the administrative procedures and techniques that will keep your systems humming smoothly. Purchase of the print book comes with an offer of a free PDF, ePub, and Kindle eBook from Manning. Also avai... read more

Summary Learn System Center Configuration Manager in a Month of Lunches is a super-practical guide to Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager. In this book, you'll cut to the chase and learn the administrative procedures and techniques that will keep your systems humming smoothly. Purchase of the print book comes with an offer of a free PDF, ePub, and Kindle eBook from Manning. Also avai... read more

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Heidi Boghosian

Sean was excellent in all aspects! He conducted an editorial assessment of my manuscript. He's prompt, communicates effectively, and shared excellent and insightful comments (his critiques were gently-delivered!) I highly recommend Sean, and plan to work with him again.

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Heidi Boghosian, December 2018

Sean Dennis

Heidi is a strong writer and an expert in her field. I've enjoyed working with her to fine-tune her manuscript, and I look forward to collaborating again soon.

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Serie McDOugal

excellent

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Serie McDOugal, October 2018

Sean Dennis

It has been both an honor and pleasure to work with Serie and edit his manuscript. I look forward to future collaborations.

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