In the book I'm sort of doing now, Judges are fudges. It made me hungry. smile Cindy --- Estelnalissi <airadil@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote: > Dear Mickey, > > Mickey, you gave me such a great laugh. I know just > what you mean! I've > found absurd scannos in the best of scans which to > my mind are nobody's > fault. The mousetraps may be better, but none of > them are fool proof. As > long as scannoes exist, I prefer to find them > endearing and love ridding the > book of the little pests so they won't distract a > reader who will download a > book I've validated from Bookshare. Here are a few > samples from a wide > selection of books. > > My favorite > All of the orcs in the Tolkien books were ores. > farmers were fanners > ll became U > al became d > M was AA > e was 9 > saints were sahts > battles are barrles > flying was frying > and fry was try > accented letters were anyone's guess > anything in italics was fair game > > Mind you I'm talking about a teeny few errors in > masses of text, but being a > perfectionist has its rewards and not primarily in > the form of credits. The > humor factor ranks high with me along with the > satisfaction factor. > > I hope to read about more of the funny surprises our > scans turn up. > > Always with love, > > Lissi > > ----- Original Message ----- > From: "mickey" <micka@xxxxxxxxxx> > To: <bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> > Sent: Tuesday, February 07, 2006 6:12 PM > Subject: [bksvol-discuss] Things spellcheck can't do > > > > Hi, List. > > > > Now, I'll admit I'm nothing if not totally anal. > I'm a proofreader by > > profession, and read everything in sight. I > normally read any book I > > validate, but the book I'm reading now really > points up the value of > > reading books before circulating. > > > > The book is On the Air: The Encyclopedia of > Old-Time Radio. The book ended > > up as 840 pages long, and I'd assume by the size > it was a big one. > > Definitely had to build muscles to scan that > puppy! > > > > I learned things like the well-known author Erie > Stanley Gardner wrote the > > Perry Mason material. Then there was the comedy > team, George Burns and > > Grade Allen. The spell-checker choked on all the > names. And the poor > > scanner thought 1945-49 or anything of that type > should be written 1945^9. > > > > I believe that it is close to 50 sides on cassette > from NLS. Now I'm > > working on the Index, should be done tomorrow. > > > > Are there really people who think we do this just > for the credit? I > > figured I'd be the perfect person to do this, > because I'm old enough to > > remember many of the names. But just a spellcheck > would never work. > > > > Kudos to the person who had the patience to scan > this book. Now I'll go > > take it off my wishlist from NLS. > > > > Thanks. > > > > Mickey > > To unsubscribe from this list send a blank Email > to > > bksvol-discuss-request@xxxxxxxxxxxxx > > put the word 'unsubscribe' by itself in the > subject line. To get a list > > of available commands, put the word 'help' by > itself in the subject line. > > > > > > > To unsubscribe from this list send a blank Email to > bksvol-discuss-request@xxxxxxxxxxxxx > put the word 'unsubscribe' by itself in the subject > line. To get a list of available commands, put the > word 'help' by itself in the subject line. > > __________________________________________________ Do You Yahoo!? Tired of spam? Yahoo! Mail has the best spam protection around http://mail.yahoo.com To unsubscribe from this list send a blank Email to bksvol-discuss-request@xxxxxxxxxxxxx put the word 'unsubscribe' by itself in the subject line. To get a list of available commands, put the word 'help' by itself in the subject line.