Hi Bob,Your validation techniques are another example of good care being taken of a book. It is a different style from Ann's, and not as fool proof as reading the book from cover to cover. But, by and far, the next best thing, and absolutely appreciated by folks hoping not to have to slog through books difficult to read.
Thank you too! Peace, Mayrie At 06:54 AM 3/19/2008, you wrote:
Ann, I don't think you are being too careful. Each of us has our own style of doing things.But, some validators read the entire book when validating, I do not usually read the entire book. If I know the person who scanned the book, and I know they are very careful in their scans, then I don't read the whole book.I do use the "ranked spelling" feature in Kurzweil, and the spell checker in word to show up potential problem areas, and, if they are something that warrants a more careful look (for example, i for 1, or "di" for "th") then I'll read the whole book. Sometimes Kurzweil will point to a particularly bad area in a good scan, then I will read that entire section.Usually, though, I don't read the whole book even if I like the book, preferring to get it on to the system. I still have my original copy and may read it after I submit it. But, I almost never read a book I am validating for pleasure. That's not my job, and when I validate, I validate. When I read, I read.For example, I recently validated "The Last Kingdom" by Bernard Cornwell. He is one of my favorite authors. But, Deborah Murry, who scanned this book, is, in my mind, one of the best scanners out there, and this book got a ranked spelling of 99.2% before I did anything to it. I did everything I could think of to find problems with the book, and the only thing I could come up with were a couple of i for 1 problems. I had the book for about an hour, and was confident that I could look until the cows came home, and wouldn't find a major problem with the book. So, I sent it up for approval. This was the shortest validation in my whole life, but I'm convinced it was a good scan and a good validation.Thanks. Bob ----- Original Message ----- From: "Ann Parsons" <akp@xxxxxxxxxxxx> To: <bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> Sent: Wednesday, March 19, 2008 8:18 AMSubject: [bksvol-discuss] Re: Validation questions: page numbers, chapter headingsHi all,I just have a quick question. I notice that occasionally there will be an announcement of a book being placed on the Step 1 list, and then, it seems like only two hours later it's been approved. Either we've got a pack of really fast validators, or I'm doing something wrong? I figure it's my job to read whatever I validate because I'd feel awful if I only read twenty-five pages and there was some huge mix-up further on in the book. Am I being too careful?Ann P. -- Ann K. Parsons Portal Tutoring EMAIL: akp@xxxxxxxxxxxx http://www.portaltutoring.info "All that is gold does not glitter, Not all those who wander are lost."Email services provided by the System Access Mobile Network. Visit www.serotek.com to learn more about accessibility anywhere.To unsubscribe from this list send a blank Email to bksvol-discuss-request@xxxxxxxxxxxxxput 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.-- No virus found in this incoming message.Checked by AVG. Version: 7.5.519 / Virus Database: 269.21.7/1332 - Release Date: 3/17/2008 10:48 AMTo unsubscribe from this list send a blank Email to bksvol-discuss-request@xxxxxxxxxxxxxput 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.
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