I'm looking for proofreaders for my new book "C++ Core Guidelines". The crucial idea of the book is to put the precious ideas of the C++ Core Guidelines into a readable book for the big audience. This book includes more than a hundred examples to study the theory in praxis.
Let me write a few words about the book.
Here are the essential lines of my E-Mail discussion in May 2019 with Bjarne Stroustrup and Herb Sutter telling them that I want to write a book about the C++ Core Guidelines: "I'm an absolute fan of the value which is inside the C++ Core Guidelines because my strong belief is that we need guidelines for the correct/safe usage of modern C++. I often use examples or ideas from the C++ Core Guidelines in my C++ classes. The format reminds me of the MISRA C++ or AUTOSAR C++14 rules which is presumably intentional, but this is not the ideal format for a big audience. I think, more people would read and reason about the guidelines if we would have a second document which describes the general ideas of the guidelines."
About the book
C++ Core Guidelines is a journey through best practices for writing modern C++. The best practices are based on the rules presented in the community driven GitHub project C++ Core Guidelines. The book contains the following chapters:
- Classes and class hierarchies
- Resource management
- Expressions and statements
- Error handling
- Constants and immutability
- Templates and generic programming
- C-style programming
- The standard library
For a better idea of my book, I attached the chapter to functions to this post. At least you get a concrete idea of the content.
You can download it here:C++CoreGuidelines.pdf.
Here are the missing facts about proofreading my book.
State of the book
I finished the first draft of the books. The book has roughly 300 pages. This first draft is cooked well enough for proofreading. I will replace the images which are at the beginning of each chapter with illustrations.
Who publishes the book?
- The book will be published by O'Reilly. I assume it will be available in the digital and printed version.
When will it be published?
- The book will be published in November/December this year.
What's your job?
- Proofreading the entire book. You don't have to read the chapters in sequence. I send you the book as pdf. If you are done with a chapter, send me the pdf back with your comments inside the pdf. I will update the book weekly; therefore, your comments are based on the newest version. This process worked quite well with my last two books for Leanpub (see footer) and is most comfortable for you and me.
- Look for all kinds of errors in the book. This errors may include
- syntax error in my American English or C++ programming language
- .... (four dots, not three)
- Make further suggestions about the content and the structure of the book.
- Just write to me what you think could be improved.
What are the requirements for proofreading?
- To be honest, you have not to be a C++ expert. If you don't understand some explanation, it's probably my fault.
- It's very helpful but not necessary if English is your mother tongue. The book is written in American English.
What do you get?
- A printed version of the book.
- Learn, how you should write in modern C+.
- I will mention you in the book.
- Use the contact button in the left column of this web page.
- The call for proofreaders is open for two weeks. Therefore, it will end on the 12th of April
- I'm looking for 5-8 proofreaders. So if more than 8 people want to proofread the book, I have to choose the right ones. Therefore, it helps me a lot if you say a few words about you. The few words are only necessary if I don't know you.
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