I read your proof of Identical, and it was fabulous. I've scanned a couple of her other books, and they were proofed by a sighted person. All were set up in a very similar manner to what you described here. The lack of formatting made Impulse difficult indeed. ----- Original Message ----- From: "Cindy" <popularplace@xxxxxxxxx> To: <bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> Sent: Friday, January 01, 2010 7:57 PM Subject: [bksvol-discuss] Re: Comments on Impulse by Ellen Hopkins I proofed Identical by Ellen Hopkins. If all her books are set up like that one, and it appears from your comments that they may be, they'll have to be proofed carefully by a sighted person. In Identical, each narrator's story was on a different page, the page of one following the page of the other, with sentences by one person finished on he next page by the other. The only indicatin of a change was the page heading, and the tone of the story. Sometimes several pages continued by one narrator before the next one picked up. I haven't read any of her other books, and maybe the set-up was only because this book was about identical twins. I found the book interesting, and provocative, and well worth being in the collection. I'd be happy to proof any of her books, but at the moment I have 5 to work on. Cindy Wish List (i.e., books wanted added to the collection) and books-being-scanned list available at sites below Wish List: https://wiki.benetech.org/display/BSO/Bookshare+Wish+List Books Being Scanned List: https://wiki.benetech.org/display/BSO/Books+Being+Scanned+List --- On Fri, 1/1/10, solsticesinger <solsticesinger@xxxxxxxxx> wrote: > From: solsticesinger <solsticesinger@xxxxxxxxx> > Subject: [bksvol-discuss] Comments on Impulse by Ellen Hopkins > To: bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx > Date: Friday, January 1, 2010, 12:58 PM > > > > > > > > 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. > > > > To unsubscribe from this list send a blank Email to bksvol-discuss-request@xxxxxxxxxxxxx put the word 'unsubscribe' by itself in the subject line. To get a list of available commands, put the word 'help' by itself in the subject line. To unsubscribe from this list send a blank Email to bksvol-discuss-request@xxxxxxxxxxxxx put the word 'unsubscribe' by itself in the subject line. To get a list of available commands, put the word 'help' by itself in the subject line.