Hi Chris, Can you tell us a little bit about your professional background?
I've been a freelance copy editor and proofreader for about nine years now and have worked with everything from annual reports and audited financial statements to slicks and peer-reviewed journals. As an eLance vendor a few years ago, I had the opportunity to edit two ebooks on rather interesting topics that I won't get into here. I explained this to my lead, and when she offered me an ebook assignment on eHow, I jumped at the chance.
Why were you interested in editing an eBook on eHow?
I've worked with eHow articles as a CE for more than three years, and eHow is where I turn when I want to find out how to do all sorts of things. Editing an ebook on eHow seemed like a logical next step. I also viewed it as a great opportunity to learn about the process of ebook making from the pros at DMS.
Can you give a quick synopsis of the eBook?
Solo Living 101 celebrates the joys of living alone and covers the basics of living safely when you run your own show. In it, you'll find suggestions for commonsense behavioral tweaks, hip interpretations of advice your mother may have given you way back when, and information on high-tech devices and equipment that can help you live your life fully and without paranoia. Young urban and suburban women—35 and under—will especially appreciate this ebook, but anyone can benefit from reading it. After all, everyone lives somewhere, and there's some degree of risk wherever that is.
Since I edited Solo Living 101, I've become much more aware of safety at home. With four dogs, I feel reasonably secure when I'm the only human in the house, but thanks to A. Pearl, I decided that it wouldn't hurt to have a tactical flashlight and a safety whistle to go with the Louisville Slugger at my bedside.