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18 Nov 2010, 06:12
Diego Zamboni (70 posts)

This is a question directed mostly at Susannah:

I know I’m getting way ahead of myself here, but I’m curious: how polished does the writing sample have to be in a book proposal sent to PragProg? I’m assuming the answer is “as much as possible” since the idea is to convince you that I can produce a good book, so it would probably not be a good idea to just take whatever comes out of PragProWriMo and send it to you as-is :)

How about formatting? Is the sample expected to be nicely formatted, maybe with a couple of figures, etc., trying to give a feel for how the finished product would look, or is the text sufficient?

18 Nov 2010, 15:17
Susannah Davidson Pfalzer (114 posts)

Hi Diego!

Yes, the answer for the writing sample is “as polished as possible” so that we can get a feel for your what your best work is. As for formatting, though, we’re not too concerned. Including some figures and sidebars would be fine, if appropriate to your topic, but otherwise, don’t worry about prettying it up too much.

19 Nov 2010, 04:15
Bob Cochran (170 posts)

Hi Diego and Susannah,

It is interesting to read this. I’m glad Diego asked.


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