[bksvol-discuss] Re: Description of Different Book Levels

  • From: "Jamie Yates, CPhT" <mirxtech@xxxxxxxxx>
  • To: bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Thu, 28 Jul 2011 13:45:45 -0400

Here it is Evan:

Levels of Complexity for Scanning or Pr oofr eading a Book

Levels are assigned to all books, to determine their overall difficulty in
proofing. 1 is the easiest type of

book to proof, and 6 is the hardest. The time it takes to proof a book
depends on its level and its length.

Level 1: The book has only text, chapter numbers, and page numbers, in a
standard font.

Level 2: The book has running headers or footers, in a standard font, on at
least half the pages.

Level 3: The book has page numbers or running headers in a non-standard
font, footnotes,

superscripts, captions, charts, or more than a few words in a foreign
language, poems, or pictures.

Level 3.5: The book has pictures that need to be described. This is mostly
used for childrens’

picture books.

Level 4: The book has many words in a foreign language, many pictures, many
charts, or insets.

Level 5: The book has many areas of separate text on each page, formulas,
text that forces scans

with differing brightness (like different colors), or heavily formatted

Level 6: The book has text in a non-standard font (which forces the book to
be retyped), text at a

non-horizontal angle, or massively formatted text.

Jamie in Michigan

Currently Reading: The Cellist of Sarajevo by Steven Galloway

See everything I've read this year at: www.michiganrxtech.com/books.html

Other related posts: