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Copy editing is needed by the whole country, not just the open textbook community!

What a coincidence!  The day after I send a message out about copy editing for open textbooks, Merrill Perlman writes a rant about the need for editing on  The one thing I would add is that many embarrassing mistakes are not as obvious as the ones she cites.  I found several in my son's 9th grade physics textbook.

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Posted on June 2, 2012 at 6:24pm

Do you need help with editing an open textbook?

For those of you who create open textbooks, College Open Textbooks can offer you the assistance of a copy editor. Several experienced editors have contacted me expressing interest in helping out. If you are in need of a volunteer to copy edit an open textbook, please contact me.




Posted on May 30, 2012 at 8:59pm — 1 Comment

Mercury News: Silicon Valley should support open source textbook movement

Mercury News editorial: Valley should support online textbook movement


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At 9:56am on November 21, 2011, Sharyn Fitzpatrick said…

Happy Thanksgiving!   Again, we would like to welcome you to the College Open Textbooks Community! Unfortunately, your welcome message was deleted by accident. With your membership on the Ning, you have access to a network of open educational resources and open textbook connections. We list events, activities, new blog entries from both our members and from our own College Open Textbooks Blog, and offer peer reviews of open textbooks on our website.


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