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