Need editorial help with robot articles

I was wondering whether anyone would be interested in reviewing a pair of articles I am planning to post on the web in the near future.
I'm calling the articles "Calculations Useful for Robotics". The idea is to present a series of short articles on narrowly focussed topics that might be useful for people trying to get a robot to work. I have no intention of trying to supplant any of the books that are already out there, but to provide a supplement that help fill in some of the gaps. The ones that I am writing now deal with constructing a path for a robot as part of a path-planning application. I am sticking to basic math and adding a lot of explanation and detail.
I need some editorial help with the articles as follows:
a. technical correctness b. clarity of explanation c. writing style d. insights on the suitability of the goals, general approach, and overall philosphy of the concept e. ideas for future articles
If you would care to look at the articles, please let me know and I'll send you a copy. Right now, the rough drafts are in Word documents, though eventually they'll migrate to a web-page format.
I can be reached at gwlucas at adelphia dot net
Gary
P.S. Eventually, I might also be looking for others to contribute articles. I don't view this as a big project. I probably have a couple more articles in me, and don't expect that there will be that much interest out there. But if you do have something you want to contribute, let me know.
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How about just publishing them as "works in progress" and invite comments? You'll get comments even after they are reviewed and edited anyway, and this is the nice thing about publishing on the Web. They are "living" documents and can be updated/corrected whenever you feel like it.
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Gordon McComb wrote:

I believe we have a volunteer!
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The Artist Formerly Known as Kap'n Salty wrote:

2 published authors volunteering already? You're doing well :)
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HAS2BOKwithoutspam@H..O..T..M..A..I..L.....C..O..M wrote:

Doh!
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The Artist Formerly Known as Kap'n Salty wrote:

Quick Smithers...bring the mind eraser device!
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Thanks. This thread confirms a theory of mine. I have long held that before a person can be serious about robotics, he must first have a sense of humor.
Therefore, I will be sending Mr. McComb and Mr. Owings a copy of my articles at the first opportunity to do so.
Gary
P.S. I hope you guys enjoy my work as much as I have enjoyed yours.
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snipped-for-privacy@users.sourceforge.net wrote:

Gary, Joking aside, I'm probably not the best technical reviewer of your paper if it has math in it. Not my strong point. However, I'd be happy to review it for the other criteria you're looking for. But as Ken and others have mentioned, who not post it as a publicly-available draft -- like a public software beta. That can generate interest, too.
-- Gordon
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...or put them in a wiki and invite direct contribution/editorialism/collaboration
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snipped-for-privacy@users.sourceforge.net wrote:

Trying to find "volunteers" for someone's personal work - especially technical work - sounds like a non-starter. I hear Gordon had to promise Kap'n Salty a year's supply of salted herrings to get him to collaborate on the book with Dennis [my robot is in the book, BTW, so I guess Gordon's ploy worked].
Why not do as every other self-publisher does ... put the stuff up on a website and invite viewers and comments. What you'll find out is:
1 - if anyone cares about what you're doing. 2 - if they do read the articles, then they might also make some constructive comments, so you might get some good feedback that way.
You can aways edit and make it better later. Only Gordon can write stuff that doesn't need any editing.
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dan michaels wrote:

*Two* years' supply of smoked yak. Which is saying a lot, because the cigarette companies are no longer targeting yaks these days in their advertising.

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Gordon McComb wrote:

Mmmmmmm -- YAK! Send more yak!
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Gordon McComb wrote:

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Then I'm the happy exception. I volunteered, and am glad I did. I like Gary's work, seen his Rossum Project (http://rossum.sourceforge.net /), and think he's got a good set of articles here, too. I've made it through three of them, and scanned the third, and think I'm about to learn something I've been struggling on, on my own. Of course all you non-volunteers will have to wait until its published to get the good stuff.
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