If they are not serious about this being a great opportunity for those to earn money like themselves, and to benefit those who can read many well-proofed books not by them, then why bother? I believe in encouraging them, so if someone can somehow pass this along to them that they should really reconsider doing better when proofreading and or scanning, though scanning can be a beast sometimes, proofreading should be easy if they follow the basics of the manual if second language is English I feel so sorry for them and for those who have to bounce back the request to them. ---------------- "If you go without playing the trumpet for one day, no one knows, two days, only you know, and more than three days without practicing, girl you better look out, because everyone will know!" Today, I find myself constantly saying those words, just to get myself going, to not give up, and it works. Since I learned to play the trumpet at the tender age of 10, I have spent so much passion and much diligence with that instrument that I will not give up on it. Sometimes my instrument puts me into awkward situations where I feel like they won't ever end, but the trumpet gives me a lot of hope with the majestic, crystal-clear sound it brings to my ears. ---------------- Chela Robles E-Mail: cdrobles693@xxxxxxxxx MSNWindowsLive Messenger: cdrobles693@xxxxxxxxxxx Skype: jazzytrumpet ----- Original Message ----- From: Christina To: bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx Sent: Friday, January 01, 2010 4:33 PM Subject: [bksvol-discuss] Re: Comments on Impulse by Ellen Hopkins I don't understand why they don't. They're not volunteers, right? As far as I know, they get paid for their time and, if that's true, they should be held accountable for their work. I know that's harsh but I think it's also fair. Christina ----- Original Message ----- From: EVAN REESE To: bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx Sent: Friday, January 01, 2010 4:36 PM Subject: [bksvol-discuss] Re: Comments on Impulse by Ellen Hopkins Nah, they don't read through their scans. I've mentioned here before that there was evidence to show that they didn't, and this just adds to it. Evan ----- Original Message ----- From: solsticesinger To: bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx Sent: Friday, January 01, 2010 3:58 PM Subject: [bksvol-discuss] Comments on Impulse by Ellen Hopkins I just finished reading Impulse by Ellen Hopkins, which was added to the collection by an outsourcing group in Africa. This is one of the worst outsourced scans I've seen. In fact, I wonder if anyone bothered to proof it at all. The book switched point of view often, and there was no indication of this in the scan. Therefore, it was impossible to know which character was speaking at any given time. In fact, due to the lack of headers, it was impossible to determine how many narrators even existed. I saw several very common scanning errors that could have been fixed, if only the book had been read through. "hail" for "hall" is an example. I really looked forward to reading this book, but was sorely disappointed by the scan. It really does need to be redone, IMO.