That's one opinion I don't happen to agree with. If the book scanned poorly,
then yes, a second person looking at the file may be a good idea, but if
it's a near excellent scan to begin with, and the book is being read cover
to cover anyway by the submitter, I don't see why that person's validation
is any less valuable than someone else's. The book is still being read with
the same attention to detail as one would give to a book one did not scan.
----- Original Message ----- From: "Rui" <goldWave@xxxxxxx>
Sent: Monday, July 25, 2005 8:51 PM
Subject: [bksvol-discuss] Re: validating
the(this is a repost of a message i wrote on 6/18/04)
I am very glad that all the text quality people have come out of the
There is only one more thing I would ask.
Please do not self-vallidate.
If your book has been sitting on the mountain of step 1 books for a while,
(2 weeks of more) perhaps you could point that book out to the list.
I truly feel it is very worthwhile to have a second pair of eyes (pardonliblepun) look at the book. That's why writers don't proofread their own books, a second person ismissingto catch more.
I hope my text quality bretheron share my views on this.
----- Original Message ----- From: "Hope Hein" <hmhein@xxxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Monday, July 25, 2005 11:25 PM
Subject: [bksvol-discuss] validating
>I am trying to validate This Side of HEAVEN. I down loaded it in to my
>documents, then unzipped it, then brought it up in word. Lastly I >changed
>the file name so it could be edited. I found many errors as well as>words or even possibly sentences. I am correcting the errors and tryingto>figure out what is supposed to be written to complete missing sentences.It>is so garbled in some spots that I am going to check it out of thelibrary>and try a rescan. The reason I am saying all of this is two fold.Firstly,>could my computer be doing something I.a. taking out words or not >showingall
>them to me? Secondly, could the people who scan the books also validate
>them since they have the print copies? This is just a suggestion. I know
>that I am knew and do not know much about scanning and validating. You>are doing a wonderful job and it is a privilege to read the books. I >just
>wonder if the books could be scanned and validated by the same person >it
>would save time and frustration. I have tried to validate four books and
>only one has made it so far.
> I would be grateful for any suggestions if anyone thinks my computer > may
> be causing some of the missing lines. Also, please give me feedback on
> what you think of the same person scanning and validating.
> Thank you
> I love Book Share and truly want to make it the best it can be.