Looking for Proofreaders for my new Book: C++ Core Guidelines

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.

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Let me write a few words about the book.

My Motivation

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:

  • Philosophy
  • Interfaces
  • Functions
  • Classes and class hierarchies
  • Enumerations
  • Resource management
  • Expressions and statements
  • Performance
  • Concurrency
  • 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 
    • typos
    • syntax error in my American English or C++ programming language
    • inconsistency 
    • .... (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.

How to contact me?

  • 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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