Good points. Sincerely, Melissa Green Without Christ I am nothing, Without me Christ is still God. It's because of Christ I am able to stand!!! Live journal topaz5674 Blog: http://readergirl5674.blogspot.com Facebook: melissa green northern colorado twitter: melissa5674 msn: graduate1531@xxxxxxx Skype: lissa5674----- Original Message ----- From: "solsticesinger" <solsticesinger@xxxxxxxxx>
To: <bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> Sent: Thursday, December 24, 2009 8:48 PM Subject: [bksvol-discuss] Re: the story of a proofer
Originally, I hadn't planned to comment to this thread, but Anne's message about submitters and proofers forming partnerships has inspired me. There are a couple of proofreaders that I work very closely with, and I have found this to be a very rewarding practice. My books are well taken care of, and I don't have to worry about them, once they're submitted. Sadly, this isn't the case with all proofers, so I consider myself blessed to have found the ones I currently work with. The time limit being placed on holds may impact my ability to continue to work as much with the proofreaders of my choice. This is very unfortunate, and may impact the amount of submitting I do in the future. I have had very negative experiences with proofreaders from the general pool, and so, am reluctant to submit books without holds. I certainly understand the need for books not to be held for months and years, but two weeks is an unreasonably short length of time. Hopefully, bookshare staff will take the feelings of both submitters and proofers into account, and change what promises to be a very detrimental policy. Are you a fan of women's music? If so, check out the Eclectic Collection: A Celebration of Women In Music, each Wednesday evening from 7 until 10 eastern. www.radio360.us----- Original Message ----- From: "Ann Parsons" <akp@xxxxxxxxxxxx>To: <bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> Sent: Thursday, December 24, 2009 10:08 AM Subject: [bksvol-discuss] the story of a proofer Morning, all, I'd like to tell you the story of a proofer. This proofer has been working with one submitter for the past year in making a series of books available to Bookshare. The idea behind the "Hold For' is that a submitter can work with a given proofer in a partnership in order to make sure that books are submitted in the best way possible. Ideally, the submitter is able to keep the original copy of the book so that the proofer can check any errors which occur. Unfortunately, with this particular proofer, students, concerts, Christmas shopping and various other impediments have prevented her from completing the current book she has and starting on the remaining books in this series. Sometimes ideals just can't be realized. However, one thing which is not being talked about at all, is the relationship between submitter and proofer. This, I feel, is a significant factor. If there is an active pair working together, time should not be a factor. I agree that it should be between the submitter and the proofer as to how long a proof may take. During the time the pair is working together, friendships may blossom. Other books may be comtemplated. Indeed, if the period of proofing is shortened unduly, you may find that proofers cannot keep up and they will become discouraged. I suppose the fact that one may keep renewing books is good because it does indeed remind proofers that they must work diligently. However, I believe that a two week limit on 'hold for' books is too short. Optimum would be two months. After that, they should be removed. I would urge the Powers That Be to remember that proofers are volunteers. If we were not, one might expect faster work because that would be our job, but volunteers have to work as an avocation, not as a vocation. Now, I'm off to Bookshare to download all the books that are on hold for me, so I can finish off the series I started over a year ago. Ann P. -- Ann K. Parsons Portal Tutoring EMAIL: akp@xxxxxxxxxxxx web site: http://www.portaltutoring.info blog: http://www.samobile.net/users/akp/blog Skype: Putertutor "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@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.
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