Jamie,I guess I missed it, but what is the name of the book you are validating and who is the author?
Also, it will really help you to read through the volunteer manual. Cat Lover Lori----- Original Message ----- From: "Mayrie ReNae" <mrenae@xxxxxxxxxxx>
To: <bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> Sent: Thursday, August 21, 2008 11:46 PM Subject: [bksvol-discuss] Re: still more questions
Hi Jamie, If you upload that book, it will go directly to the administrationqueue for approval and addition to the Bookshare collection. If you releaseit now, all of your hard work will be lost. If you and Cindy want to work on the book together, hang onto it, and you guys will have to talk about what needs fixing either via e-mail or the phone, or some other way. Mayrie -----Original Message----- From: bksvol-discuss-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:bksvol-discuss-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Jamie Prater Sent: Thursday, August 21, 2008 9:29 PM To: bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx Subject: [bksvol-discuss] Re: still more questions Hi, Cindy, you and I can still work together on the book. I fixed some hyphens and a few obvious spelling errors while preserving dialect things,but I'd like you to look at the introductionary material and the material atthe end after the actual book is done to see that it's punctuated right. I'll give you a holler when I'm ready to upload so you can grab it and eyeball it before it goes out. I also got all the morns that were mom and fixed those, but there is another bigtime error in the first 25 pages that is a word that the OCR didn't recognize properly or fully that needs alittle TLC. Thanks for helping me clean this one up. I'll read it tomorrowstraight through and make sure nothing obvious needs to be cleaned before Iupload it. My hands are hurting from finding and replacing all the morns and dashes but I did it. Thanks again. Have a blessed day.----- Original Message ----- From: "Cindy" <popularplace@xxxxxxxxx>To: <bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> Sent: Thursday, August 21, 2008 9:32 PM Subject: [bksvol-discuss] Re: still more questionsJamie,The book is supposedly in my branch and I'll get it tomorrow if it is. AsaRoger says, most of the misplaced commas should be deleted. They probably occurred when the submitter lengthened the line and so words that were hyphenated at the end of the line were no longer at the end of the line but still retained the hyhphen. However, some of those errors that youmention may in fact be ones the character is making herself, and so shouldbe kept. The "two hundred dollarsmand" is caused by someone hitting the"m" instead of the comma. They are right together on the keyboard and it'ssomething I do all the time. If the submitter had spell-checked that errorshould have shown up and been corrected. Maybe "dollarsand" did show up and the submitter tried to correct it by inserting a comma and goofed and then, of course, didn't do a second spell-check having assumed that everything was o.k. That's why books are validated by a second person. smile That's also why we valdiators read the books. smile. I'm glad it's interesting. If I can get the book I'll contact you off list and we can work together and I'll keep the book until you're ready to upload. It's good that you have one with problems to work on. smile You'll become more expert at validating. smile Cindy --- On Thu, 8/21/08, Rogerbailey81@xxxxxxx <Rogerbailey81@xxxxxxx> wrote:From: Rogerbailey81@xxxxxxx <Rogerbailey81@xxxxxxx> Subject: [bksvol-discuss] Re: still more questions To: bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx Date: Thursday, August 21, 2008, 4:21 PM Morn for mom is a pretty common scanno; fix it. I think that most of the misplaced hyphens are the same, but without knowing the context I can't say that they are not some kind of intentional cutesynes. Let's see what the others have to say about that. In a message dated 8/21/2008 4:07:08 P.M. Pacific Da ylight Time, jdprater@xxxxxxxxxxxxx writes: Hi, I've founa few more errors, "morn" when it should be "mom", and Jap - anese instead of Japanese. What would make all these boo-boos in a manuscript, and what's to be done? Good thing I've got a week on this as it looks like I'm gonna need it. Good thing it seems like a fun story, and that's why I like easy books. Thanks in advance. Have a blessed day. **************It's only a deal if it's where you want to go. Find your travel deal here. (http://information.travel.aol.com/deals?ncid=aoltrv00050000000047)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@xxxxxxxxxxxxxput the word 'unsubscribe' by itself in the subject line. To get a list ofavailable commands, put the word 'help' by itself in the subject line. 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.