[bksvol-discuss] Re: Very very happy

Very very happyHi Kim,

I don't get such an intuition because I've never had to develop one. I have an 
Optacon, so if I have any questions about anything, I can just check it.

Evan
 
  ----- Original Message ----- 
  From: Kim Friedman 
  To: bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx 
  Sent: Wednesday, November 18, 2009 3:26 AM
  Subject: [bksvol-discuss] Re: Very very happy


  Hi, Evan, I guess this is one more tool in the proofreading arsenal. I'll try 
it. What I did was write Misha and ask him. I didn't do the rank spelling thing 
(whatever that's supposed to be). It turns out that what I did was supposed to 
be in the text. I would look for occurrences of a word, and I concluded the 
author chose the spelling deliberately. Do you get an intuition about such 
things? Regards, Kim.



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[mailto:bksvol-discuss-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of EVAN REESE
  Sent: Tuesday, November 17, 2009 9:53 PM
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  One thing you can do when you find a word in a book and wonder whether it is 
legit is Google it. Either do a general web search, or use the "define:" 
feature and see if it turns up. (The "define:" feature isn't foolproof though. 
I looked up a legitimate word today and found no definition. But I did find 
references to it in the general search, though.) So doing a general search may 
be your best approach, especially if you think it might be a word that the 
author made up. If it turns up on web pages that refer to the book you are 
reading, then you will know that it is scanned correctly. If it isn't spelled 
correctly, you may get one of those "did you mean ...?" things from Google, 
which may give you the correct spelling you need. No guarantees on any of this, 
of course, but it's always worth a shot.

  Evan

    ----- Original Message ----- 
    From: Kim Friedman 
    To: bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx 
    Sent: Tuesday, November 17, 2009 11:47 PM
    Subject: [bksvol-discuss] Re: Very very happy


    Hi, Gwen, thanks a lot. It looks like we belong to a mutual admiration 
society, doesn't it? I have been reading your messages about the travails of 
scanning and I concluded you are a very conscientious person who has pride in 
her work. I don't know if you're a science fiction fan, though, given your 
messages on what you like to read. I hope you can cut yourself some slack, 
given that other folks on this list are happy to proofread your scans, and must 
think they're very good. I'm still in the intimidated stage (grin). I'm getting 
used to proofreading. This means I get to write interminable posts bugging 
submitters like you, saying: "I just spotted the word "kerfluffle on p. 119. Is 
that supposed to be there?" or "What is this name supposed to be?" or "found 
the word Fragarah in the text. Also found Fragana. Please verify which is 
supposed to be there" or "found such-and-such and deleted it. Went a little 
farther and found this a regular word that should be there. Went back and 
replaced word." I don't know what other proofreaders have done with regard to 
the books you've scanned, but this is the sort of thing I did on my last book, 
though to tell the truth, I didn't write every day, just wrote when I had 
questions, and I didn't have that many. Nice hearing from you. Regards, Kim.  



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[mailto:bksvol-discuss-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of gwen tweedy
    Sent: Tuesday, November 17, 2009 5:03 AM
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    Hey that rocks! I am proud of you

      ----- Original Message ----- 
      From: Kim Friedman 
      To: bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx 
      Sent: Tuesday, November 17, 2009 12:19 AM
      Subject: [bksvol-discuss] Very very happy


      Hi, gang, I'm really jazzed up because I got a note saying the book I 
just finished working on is in the collection. What a rush! I'm also happy for 
Misha because he scanned the book and gave it to me. I liked the book for it 
was a very exciting read. I'm very happy because everybody else will be able to 
read this neat book. If any of you decide to get it, I hope everything is 
understandable. I can assure you I read every single solitary word. I'm not 
boasting, but I'm so happy it's there to be read. Regards, a very happy Kim 
Friedman who feels like dancing.


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