[bksvol-discuss] Re: Comments on Impulse by Ellen Hopkins

We don't get away with it.
  ----- Original Message ----- 
  From: solsticesinger 
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  Sent: Friday, January 01, 2010 11:25 PM
  Subject: [bksvol-discuss] Re: Comments on Impulse by Ellen Hopkins


  It isn't harsh, but is very, very fair. It was my thought, as I read through 
the book. If they're being paid, why is such sloppiness permitted?
    ----- Original Message ----- 
    From: Christina 
    To: bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx 
    Sent: Friday, January 01, 2010 6:33 PM
    Subject: [bksvol-discuss] Re: Comments on Impulse by Ellen Hopkins


    I don't understand why they don't.
    They're not volunteers, right?  As far as I know, they get paid for their 
time and, if that's true, they should be held accountable for their work.
    I know that's harsh but I think it's also fair.
    Christina

      ----- Original Message ----- 
      From: EVAN REESE 
      To: bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx 
      Sent: Friday, January 01, 2010 4:36 PM
      Subject: [bksvol-discuss] Re: Comments on Impulse by Ellen Hopkins


      Nah, they don't read through their scans. I've mentioned here before that 
there was evidence to show that they didn't, and this just adds to it.

      Evan

        ----- Original Message ----- 
        From: solsticesinger 
        To: bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx 
        Sent: Friday, January 01, 2010 3:58 PM
        Subject: [bksvol-discuss] Comments on Impulse by Ellen Hopkins


        I just finished reading Impulse by Ellen Hopkins, which was added to 
the collection by an outsourcing group in Africa. This is one of the worst 
outsourced scans I've seen. In fact, I wonder if anyone bothered to proof it at 
all.

        The book switched point of view often, and there was no indication of 
this in the scan. Therefore, it was impossible to know which character was 
speaking at any given time. In fact, due to the lack of headers, it was 
impossible to determine how many narrators even existed.

        I saw several very common scanning errors that could have been fixed, 
if only the book had been read through. "hail" for "hall" is an example.

        I really looked forward to reading this book, but was sorely 
disappointed by the scan. It really does need to be redone, IMO.

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