[bksvol-discuss] More scannos

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
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