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Flash CS3: The Missing Manual by Chris Grover, E. A. Vander Veer

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The Missing Credits

About the Authors

E. A. Vander Veer started out in the software trenches, lexing, yaccing, and writing shell scripts with the best of them. She remained busy and happy for years writing C++ programs and wresting data from recalcitrant databases. After a stint as an Object Technology Evangelist (yes, that's an actual job title), she found a way to unite all of her passions: writing about cool computer stuff in prose any human being can understand. Books followed—over a dozen so far—including Javascript for Dummies, PowerPoint 2007: The Missing Manual, and the fine tome you're holding right now. She lives in Texas with her husband and daughter. Email: .

Christopher Grover received degrees in Creative Writing and Film from Emerson College in Boston, Massachusetts. He's worked as a technical writer, advertising copywriter, and product publicist for more than 25 years. His freelance articles have been published in a variety of magazines from Fine Homebuilding to CD-ROM World. Chris's latest project is launching Bolinas Road Creative (www.bolinasroad.com), an agency that helps small businesses promote their products and services. He is also the author of Word 2007: The Missing Manual, and co-author of Digital Photography: The Missing Manual. Email: .

About the Creative Team

Nan Barber (editor) has worked with the Missing Manual series since its inception—long enough to remember booting up her computer from a floppy disk. Email: .

Dawn Mann (editor) is assistant editor for the Missing Manual series. When not working, she likes rock climbing, playing soccer, and causing trouble. Email: .

Nellie McKesson (production editor) is a graduate of St. John's College in Santa Fe. She currently lives in Cambridge, Massachusetts, where her favorite places to eat are Punjabi Dhaba and Tacos Lupita. Email: .

Kerry Beck (copy editor) is a San Francisco native who is now a freakishly meticulous wordsmith living in Sonoma County, California. She has an MA in Literature from Sonoma State University and is the founder of Abex Ink (www.abexink.com), a writing and publishing services company that currently enables her addiction to travel. Email: .

Josh Buhler (technical reviewer) has been working with ActionScript for the last six years creating Flash applications ranging from sheet music players to snowboard designers. When not in front of his Mac, he can usually be found with an Xbox controller in hand or under the hood of his beloved Ford Bronco. Josh is currently the resident Flash Ninja at Footnote.com. Web site: www.joshbuhler.com.

Matthew Woodruff (technical reviewer) is a Web designer for O'Reilly Media and has enjoyed using Flash for the last five years. He has a degree in Interactive Media Design from the Art Institute of California–San Francisco. Email: .

Acknowledgements

It takes a team of dedicated, hardworking professionals to turn any manuscript into a finished book, and the O'Reilly team is one of the best in the business. Extra thanks go out to Peter Meyers, who made sure the trains ran on time (while still managing to be a genuinely nice guy), and Josh Buhler and Matthew Woodruff, whose experience and dead-eye accuracy helped shape the book immeasurably.

E. A. Vander Veer

Many thanks to Nan Barber, Peter Meyers, and the whole Missing Manuals creative team. Josh Buhler and Matthew Woodruff checked and double-checked the technical details and Kerry Beck whipped through the copy editing in record time. Thanks to Dawn Mann for herding copy editors, indexers, and cats and working weekends.

As always, thanks to my beautiful wife Joyce, my collaborator in that other project—life. And hugs for Mary and Amy who help me approach everything I do with fresh enthusiasm and a bundle of questions.

Chris Grover

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