[bksvol-discuss] Re: where are all the submits

Wow Bob! Congratulations on your "no errors" designation.  I don't think I
have ever gotten one of those and I usually read the whole book.
Reggie
 

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Evan should only be allowed to send messages like that after the kids have
gone to bed. After all, we do have standards here <smile>.

However, I still say that the problem is in the quality, not in the time it
takes to proofread a book. And, that's what we should be reporting to
bookshare.

For example, yesterday I downloaded The Boss's Christmas Proposal by Allison
Leigh. Don't ask me why because I don't know--except, perhaps I really
wanted something to validate (I mean  proof read). But it's a harliquin
romance, and I'm more in to Nero Wolfe.

It started out with a 99.7 in Kurzweil, which is where most of the books I
proofread end up. But, there were a couple of interesting problems. For
example, the author kind of liked the word tsk meaning "shame on you". She
used the word tsked (past tense of tsk) three times in her book, two of them
were plainly correct, but one of them made no sense, and the only way I
could make it make sense was to change tsked to asked. I also took out the
running titles at the tops of pages and protected chapter headings. I
eventually got the message from Kurzweil that we love to hear, "your
document did not have any errors in it, wow! what are the chances of that?" 
So, I sent the book back up and it's been accepted in the collection. I had
the book for less than twenty-four hours. And I don't think I did a jiffy
proofread.

However, I must admit I didn't read the entire book, it isn't my cup of tea,
at all. In fact, I did read the last chapter, and I found myself laughing
too hard to proofread anything.

Bob (who isn't criticizing anyone else's reading preferences)
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From: "Julia" <julia.kulak@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
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Sent: Saturday, March 21, 2009 7:21 PM
Subject: [bksvol-discuss] Re: where are all the submits


> Oh dear, that's a scary thought.
> Julia
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> From: "EVAN REESE" <mentat3@xxxxxxxxxxx>
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> Sent: Saturday, March 21, 2009 7:59 PM
> Subject: [bksvol-discuss] Re: where are all the submits
>
>
>> Well, if one person takes, say an average of twenty minutes per book, 
>> then they can turn over their five books in less than two hours.
>>
>> That's just one person. If several people are doing this, then that could

>> add up to a lot of books per day that get taken and sent up to the admin 
>> queue.
>>
>> And that, of course, assumes that this hypothetical person only does five

>> books per day. If they wanted to, they could turn over quite a few more 
>> books than that.
>>
>> Evan
>>
>> ----- Original Message ----- 
>> From: "E." <thoth93@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
>> To: <bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
>> Sent: Saturday, March 21, 2009 1:36 PM
>> Subject: [bksvol-discuss] Re: where are all the submits
>>
>>
>>> Since they can each only take five books, this still means very few 
>>> fiction books are on the check in books list Roger.
>>>
>>> At 01:11 PM 3/21/2009, you wrote:
>>>>Nicholas Wilcox and Julie Barrett got them all.
>>>>
>>>>             "Philosophers have merely interpreted the world in various 
>>>> ways; the point is to change it." Karl Marx
>>>>
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>>>>Subj:
>>>>[bksvol-discuss] where are all the submits
>>>>Date:
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>>>>There are so few books on  check in books page these days and so few
>>>>of them are fiction. What is going on? So little for a proof reader
>>>>to do, sigh!!
>>>>
>>>>E.
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