[bksvol-discuss] Fw: [bookshare-discuss] hoping to start somewhere

  • From: "Estelnalissi" <airadil@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: <bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Sun, 10 Jul 2005 12:32:34 -0400

Hello Everyone, especially volunteers who use the Braille note with refreshable braille to read book share books in brf format.

I sent this post to the book share discuss group and now realize I should have sent it to you, the volunteers. I'm sorry for sending it to both lists, but maybe it just doubles my chances of getting the advice I need. Below is the post, with a few alterations, I sent to the discuss list.

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I've listened to jaws read 3 novels from Book Share and if there were errors, I didn't notice them. After some fizzles and good advice, I've moved a brf file to my Braille Note. I'm on page 157 of Tess Gerritsen's, "Harvest." It was rated excellent, and I've had a wonderful time reading it.

Now comes my question. I'm not disputing the rating and I'm not criticizing. I feel so lucky to be reading this book in braille. I agree the volunteer did an excellent job with all of the tasks needed to prepare it for us.

Occasionally I am noticing small errors. For example, the word, I, at the beginning of a quoted phraise, like "I am happy," always appears as dots 2 3 and 5, which translates as the contraction for the word, "to." Other little things pop up like missing spaces between words, a word spelled out which should be contracted or simple typos as in a word with one cell of random dots. In one instance the word, what, is written r h a t, the contraction for wh doesn't appear and xx is written between the opening quotation mark and the capital sign for the first word. None of these mistakes has made it difficult to understand the story, nor have they posed any problems.
It would be so easy for me to correct these errors since I'm reading the book any way. Is there a way of incorporating small corrections in a book without starting the process from the beginning and without taking it off
the list of available books?

This proof reading comes naturally. It's so easy for me and could tidy up the braille for the next readers.

I haven't done anything official as a volunteer yet. I'm confused by computers, but with patience can be taught and perform operations I've learned with consistant success.

Just wondering if I could or should fine tune this excellent book or others like it. If the answer is, yes, then I need to learn how to do it.

Always With Love,


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