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

  • From: "robert tweedy" <roberttweedy@xxxxxxx>
  • To: <bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Sat, 2 Jan 2010 11:10:06 -0600

Yep they should be.
  ----- Original Message ----- 
  From: solsticesinger 
  To: bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx 
  Sent: Saturday, January 02, 2010 9:49 AM
  Subject: [bksvol-discuss] Re: Comments on Impulse by Ellen Hopkins


  No. We certainly don't get away with it, and we don't get paid. So, if they 
do get paid, shouldn't their work be held to the same, if not higher, standards?

    ----- Original Message ----- 
    From: robert tweedy 
    To: bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx 
    Sent: Saturday, January 02, 2010 6:37 AM
    Subject: [bksvol-discuss] Re: Comments on Impulse by Ellen Hopkins


    We don't get away with it.
      ----- Original Message ----- 
      From: solsticesinger 
      To: bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx 
      Sent: Friday, January 01, 2010 11:25 PM
      Subject: [bksvol-discuss] Re: Comments on Impulse by Ellen Hopkins


      It isn't harsh, but is very, very fair. It was my thought, as I read 
through the book. If they're being paid, why is such sloppiness permitted?
        ----- Original Message ----- 
        From: Christina 
        To: bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx 
        Sent: Friday, January 01, 2010 6:33 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.

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