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

  • From: "Christina" <greensleeves1@xxxxxxxxx>
  • To: <bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Fri, 1 Jan 2010 19:33:43 -0500

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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