[bksvol-discuss] Re: A bit of a complaint

  • From: Monica Willyard <rhyami@xxxxxxxxx>
  • To: bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Mon, 27 Aug 2007 21:39:27 -0400

Jamie, your scans are way better than your description would indicate. (smile) They are a breeze to validate. The raw scans that have been mentioned here haven't been spellchecked or corrected in any way. There are many pages that contain sentences that look like this:

* &ARY wenf to the park, |nad fflew a yellov &fite. *Ihe bought a piilk ribbon anc a cold Cqke.

Translated, the sentences are:

Mary went to the park and flew a yellow kite. She bought a pink ribbon and a cold Coke.

I took this directly from a book I recently rejected. There were so many sentences like this that I could have typed the whole book in faster than editing it. The submitter could have caught these with even a very basic spellchecker or just by reading through a few pages at the beginning of the book.

Monica Willyard

Jamie Yates wrote:
I do not read any of the scans that I submit but I do view each page as I scan it and I do correct any scannos as it is going through the OCR process. Then when the book is finished scanning, I do a spell check and page up and down through the file looking for random odd things. I know that is not a perfect system but it seems to work at least relatively well.

Jamie in Michigan

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