[bksvol-discuss] Re: Comments on Impulse by Ellen Hopkins

  • From: Cindy <popularplace@xxxxxxxxx>
  • To: bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Fri, 1 Jan 2010 23:32:34 -0800 (PST)

Thanks, Shannon.
Cindy

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--- On Fri, 1/1/10, solsticesinger <solsticesinger@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:

> From: solsticesinger <solsticesinger@xxxxxxxxx>
> Subject: [bksvol-discuss] Re: Comments on Impulse by Ellen Hopkins
> To: bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
> Date: Friday, January 1, 2010, 9:24 PM
> 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
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> 
> books-being-scanned list available at sites below
> 
> 
> 
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> 
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> 
> 
> --- 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.
> >
> >
> >
> >
> 
> 
> 
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