Serena Yang

Serena Yang - Editor Tick

Oslo, Norway

Experienced proofreader specializing in children's non-fiction, STEM comics/manga, DIY handbooks, and programming guides.

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Overview

I have more than eight years of production experience at an SF-based publisher, where I focused on creating a wide variety of technical books, including programming books for kids and adults, science and math comics, software and hardware handbooks, and even LEGO building guides. I am passionate about the written word and visual design, with an eagle eye for spotting both typos and layout mistakes. I know the agony of catching an error too late, so with every project, I endeavor to give the authors I work with the confidence that their books are ready to go out into the world.

Services
Languages
English (US)
Non-Fiction
Children's Books (Non-Fiction)
Comics (non fiction)
Computers & Internet
DIY & Crafts
Technology

Work experience

Production Manager

No Starch Press
May, 2010 – July, 2018 (about 8 years)

- Supervise production schedules for all forthcoming titles, balancing editorial demands against sales and production deadlines
- Prepare book files for print, including photo retouching, composing pages, proofreading, and transmitting and reviewing corrections
- Manage prepress, inventory, freight, and quality control for all four-color front and back list titles
- Direct in-house and freelance designers to develop book designs, sales collateral, and promotional materials that are effective and on brand

Portfolio (9 selected works)

Python for Kids: A Playful Introduction To Programming

Jason Briggs

Python is a powerful, expressive programming language that’s easy to learn and fun to use! But books about learning to program in Python can be kind of dull, gray, and boring, and that’s no fun for anyone.Python for Kids brings Python to life and brings you (and your parents) into the world of programming. The ever-patient Jason R. Briggs will guide you through the basics as you experiment wit... read more

Python is a powerful, expressive programming language that’s easy to learn and fun to use! But books about learning to program in Python can be kind of dull, gray, and boring, and that’s no fun for anyone.Python for Kids brings Python to life and brings you (and your parents) into the world of programming. The ever-patient Jason R. Briggs will guide you through the basics as you experiment wit... read more

The Manga Guide to Biochemistry

Masaharu Takemura, Kikuyaro, Office Sawa

In graphic novel format, follows a girl who seeks the help of her intelligent friend and his professor to teach her about biochemistry, from whom she learns about metabolism, DNA transcription, and enzyme kinetics.

In graphic novel format, follows a girl who seeks the help of her intelligent friend and his professor to teach her about biochemistry, from whom she learns about metabolism, DNA transcription, and enzyme kinetics.

Eloquent JavaScript, 2nd Ed.: A Modern Introduction to Programming

Marijn Haverbeke

JavaScript lies at the heart of almost every modern web application, from social apps to the newest browser-based games. Though simple for beginners to pick up and play with, JavaScript is a flexible, complex language that you can use to build full-scale applications.Eloquent JavaScript, 2nd Edition dives deep into the JavaScript language to show you how to write beautiful, effective code. Aut... read more

JavaScript lies at the heart of almost every modern web application, from social apps to the newest browser-based games. Though simple for beginners to pick up and play with, JavaScript is a flexible, complex language that you can use to build full-scale applications.Eloquent JavaScript, 2nd Edition dives deep into the JavaScript language to show you how to write beautiful, effective code. Aut... read more

The Cult of LEGO

John Baichtal, Joe Meno

No, this isn't a book about joining some fringe cult. It's a book by LEGO fans, for LEGO fans, and you and your kids will love it.In The Cult of LEGO, Wired's GeekDad blogger John Baichtal and BrickJournal founder Joe Meno take you on a magnificent, illustrated tour of the LEGO community, its people, and their creations.The Cult of LEGO introduces us to fans and builders from all walks of life... read more

No, this isn't a book about joining some fringe cult. It's a book by LEGO fans, for LEGO fans, and you and your kids will love it.In The Cult of LEGO, Wired's GeekDad blogger John Baichtal and BrickJournal founder Joe Meno take you on a magnificent, illustrated tour of the LEGO community, its people, and their creations.The Cult of LEGO introduces us to fans and builders from all walks of life... read more

Arduino Workshop: A Hands-On Introduction with 65 Projects

John Boxall

The Arduino is a cheap, flexible, open source microcontroller platform designed to make it easy for hobbyists to use electronics in homemade projects. With an almost unlimited range of input and output add-ons, sensors, indicators, displays, motors, and more, the Arduino offers you countless ways to create devices that interact with the world around you.In Arduino Workshop, you'll learn how th... read more

The Arduino is a cheap, flexible, open source microcontroller platform designed to make it easy for hobbyists to use electronics in homemade projects. With an almost unlimited range of input and output add-ons, sensors, indicators, displays, motors, and more, the Arduino offers you countless ways to create devices that interact with the world around you.In Arduino Workshop, you'll learn how th... read more

The LEGO MINDSTORMS EV3 Discovery Book: A Beginner's Guide to Building and Programming Robots

Laurens Valk

LEGO MINDSTORMS has changed the way we think about robotics by making it possible for anyone to build real, working robots. The latest MINDSTORMS set, EV3, is more powerful than ever, and The LEGO MINDSTORMS EV3 Discovery Book is the complete, beginner-friendly guide you need to get started.Begin with the basics as you build and program a simple robot to experiment with motors, sensors, and EV... read more

LEGO MINDSTORMS has changed the way we think about robotics by making it possible for anyone to build real, working robots. The latest MINDSTORMS set, EV3, is more powerful than ever, and The LEGO MINDSTORMS EV3 Discovery Book is the complete, beginner-friendly guide you need to get started.Begin with the basics as you build and program a simple robot to experiment with motors, sensors, and EV... read more

Black Hat Python: Python Programming for Hackers and Pentesters

Justin Seitz

When it comes to creating powerful and effective hacking tools, Python is the language of choice for most security analysts. But just how does the magic happen?In Black Hat Python, the latest from Justin Seitz (author of the best-selling Gray Hat Python), you’ll explore the darker side of Python’s capabilities—writing network sniffers, manipulating packets, infecting virtual machines, creating... read more

When it comes to creating powerful and effective hacking tools, Python is the language of choice for most security analysts. But just how does the magic happen?In Black Hat Python, the latest from Justin Seitz (author of the best-selling Gray Hat Python), you’ll explore the darker side of Python’s capabilities—writing network sniffers, manipulating packets, infecting virtual machines, creating... read more

Arduino Project Handbook: 25 Practical Projects to Get You Started

Mark Geddes

Arduino Project Handbook is a beginner-friendly collection of electronics projects using the low-cost Arduino board. With just a handful of components, an Arduino, and a computer, you’ll learn to build and program everything from light shows to arcade games to an ultrasonic security system.First you’ll get set up with an introduction to the Arduino and valuable advice on tools and components. ... read more

Arduino Project Handbook is a beginner-friendly collection of electronics projects using the low-cost Arduino board. With just a handful of components, an Arduino, and a computer, you’ll learn to build and program everything from light shows to arcade games to an ultrasonic security system.First you’ll get set up with an introduction to the Arduino and valuable advice on tools and components. ... read more

The Manga Guide to Microprocessors

Michio Shibuya, Takashi Tonagi, Office Sawa

Ayumi is a world-class shogi (Japanese chess) player who can’t be beaten—that is, until she loses to a powerful computer called the Shooting Star. Ayumi vows to find out everything she can about her new nemesis. Lucky for her, Yuu Kano, the genius programmer behind the Shooting Star, is willing to teach her all about the inner workings of the microprocessor—the “brain” inside all computers, ph... read more

Ayumi is a world-class shogi (Japanese chess) player who can’t be beaten—that is, until she loses to a powerful computer called the Shooting Star. Ayumi vows to find out everything she can about her new nemesis. Lucky for her, Yuu Kano, the genius programmer behind the Shooting Star, is willing to teach her all about the inner workings of the microprocessor—the “brain” inside all computers, ph... read more

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