[bksvol-discuss] Re: 2 questions for the gang

You are right one does need to go through it all, for accuracy and really a job well done. Anything less, is not doing my best really.

And is half measures.
It can be done turning off the icky stuff.
Gwen

----- Original Message ----- From: "Kim Friedman" <kimfri11@xxxxxxxxxxx>
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Sent: Friday, February 26, 2010 6:22 PM
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Well I understand where you're coming from, Gwen, but I think it's my job to read every single word of the text if for no other reason than for the sake of accuracy. I've been fortunate that I've liked everything I've proofread,
though one of them was extremely dark and the language, though nasty, was
realistic. Let's face it, you're not going to hear a thug using polite
language. I think if you don't care for a book and can't read every word to
check for accuracy, then don't put yourself through this distasteful
experience and proofread what you do like. If you can turn off the "ick"
factor (for lack of a better word) then read what you like and no harm done.
Regards, Kim.

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[mailto:bksvol-discuss-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of gwen tweedy
Sent: Friday, February 26, 2010 4:06 PM
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Yeah you are right in what you say here.
The trouble is, as picky as I am, that limits me so I've had to over look
shall we say, things I'd be picky in, just to get a book to proofread and
keep me busy.
I'm probably gonna be reading for quite some time, and in a way, that is
good for it gives me a break so to speak from proofing, because right now,
there is not one thing up there, I'd actually joy in proofreading.
I could proofread, but I probably wouldn't be doing or giving it my best,
simply because the books simply  for me are not good, or anything that
captures my interest.
And then those that do capture my interests have two things I'd rather not
read, and quite honestly I have skipped whole blocks of texts because of it.
I make sure the book is OK, but I don't read it nor enjoy it either.
The two things which most books cannot do without are sex and language.
So I have to go around those types of things, because most books seem to
need those things to survive, and for my personal preferences, I can read a
story without those things, and I can lose myself in a book and it is most
wonderful to me I guess I mean the language and the sex, do nothing for me
to add to a perfectly good story, except add junk that I can well do
without.
Saying that though, if it means I have nothing to proofread, and sense it
helps everyone out, I have, and will do books simply to keep myself busy and
to help take a bite out of the proof things to do.
Gwen

----- Original Message -----
From: "Kim Friedman" <kimfri11@xxxxxxxxxxx>
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Sent: Friday, February 26, 2010 5:07 PM
Subject: [bksvol-discuss] Re: 2 questions for the gang


Hi, Gwen. You know, I don't think you're the only one who is "picky" as
you
call it. I suspect others on this list are "picky", but in their own
particular way. When I'm proofreading, I'm extremely bugged if I can't be
positive about what the particular word on page such-and-such is supposed
to
be and when it comes to the matchy-matchy thing, i.e., making sure your
file
you're proofreading has the same number of pages the Bookshare folks say
the
print copy is supposed to have, It really makes me twitchy if those page
numbers are off. People have their likes and dislikes with regard to books they care to read, so I suppose you might say that's "picky". I personally think the better phrase is "such-and-such kind of literature is more to my
taste." Everybody tends to know what they prefer to read and what they'd
rather not. There are people here who like horror fiction whereas I tend
not
to read it. Horror fiction is not to my taste. Mind you, the writing is
probably very good and effective for what it's trying to achieve, but I'm
unwilling to put myself in the position of being creeped out by a book and
losing sleep. You may like sentimental stuff whereas I might laugh, but
that's just what happens when tastes diverge. I may not want to read what
you like and you may not care for what I'd read, but so what? I'm
certainly
not going to dislike you because of your choice in reading matter and I
hope
you feel the same way. Let's just agree we all have discriminating tastes
and that some tastes are more catholic (meaning more varied and not the
Christian denomination) than others. Regards, Kim.

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[mailto:bksvol-discuss-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of gwen tweedy
Sent: Friday, February 26, 2010 3:43 AM
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Subject: [bksvol-discuss] Re: 2 questions for the gang

Any time I see a steeple hill or a heart song in the front I am comforted
to know they will be OK for me.
Lately I have proofed other types of books and even romances as well, I
think of it as a help for folks and think of it as the overall picture in
providing for the bigger picture our wonderful bookshare.
I have to be honest, I don't particularly like everything I have proofed
and
yes as dorky as it will sound to some, have felt some guilt for them, but
then I think of hey it helps get them up there for those who joy in those
types of books, because not everybody is as picky as I am LOL.
And when the choice of scanning is taken away through health reasons you
deal the hands you are given and be glad about it.
I enjoy proofing it seems to be more my line I seem not to mess up as bad
on
that as when I tried to scan, but I have to qualify that in that, I'm not
the smartest cookie in the jar, and I know very little, so have to do what

I
can do comfortably so that too, limits me in the books I can, and cannot
do.
When I first came to  volunteering I was so excited, in that, I thought
I'm
gonna help out, I can put books up that I just love love, well as you know
that did not happen for me, so I have to move on and do what I can, and
when
I can to help yall out.
And I am blessed that when I read then, I can truly exercise my real
choices
and truly read things I enjoy and that tempers the things that I might not
like so well to do, and each causes me to grow and for me that is a good
thing.
Some would say, I am my own worst enemy by being so narrow it's OK, I make it and help and try to go beyond myself and those are the main things for
me.
I'll be  quiet now, have a marvelous day happy proofing and scanning and
reading to all.
tight hugs to all,
Gwen

----- Original Message -----
From: "Monica Willyard" <rhyami@xxxxxxxxx>
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Sent: Friday, February 26, 2010 1:02 AM
Subject: [bksvol-discuss] Re: 2 questions for the gang


I agree with what Debby has written. When I read romances, I usually read
Steeplehill or Heartsong romances, usually from their suspense line. Both
of
those publishers produce religious romances. They have historical
subgenres
as well, and I read those sometimes.


Monica Willyard
Check out my books and accessible book lists on Goodreads at
http://www.goodreads.com/profile/plumlipstick

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[mailto:bksvol-discuss-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Debby Franson
Sent: Friday, February 26, 2010 12:56 AM
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Subject: [bksvol-discuss] Re: 2 questions for the gang

Hi Carrie!!

I don't read too many romances, but, the ones that appeal to me when I do
are:

Religious romance
Romantic intrigue/suspense

Debby

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