will do. Hi Cindy, Thanks so much! Actually, if you can get Lucky, Suckerpunch, and/or Madapple, that would be great! And for all of these, simply telling me the chapter names/or numbers and the number of the pages on which they appear would be perfect! That way, it would be a totally quick job, a wonderful sense of acccomplishment without spending hours and hours, and you'd be doing me a help that I can't do for myself. What do you think? Valerie may be able to deal with The Bermudez Triangle, so we might not have to worry about that one! And, I just thought of this, and I can ask again later, but for the beginning of each chapter, could you please also tell me the first few words of the first sentence, so that if our page numbering is different (different editions of the book, perhaps) I can put them exactly where they belong? Thanks again, and if you change your mind, please, don't hesitate to say so. Mayrie From: bksvol-discuss-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:bksvol-discuss-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Cindy Sent: Sunday, September 06, 2009 1:08 PM To: bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx Subject: [bksvol-discuss] Re: I need a sighted proofreader for several books, please. I'm more than happy to help with these books. I've requested them all, and will work on the chapter titles and first word problem as soon as they come in. I may have to wait a bit for Bermudez and Lucky. In both cases, a copy is missing and a couple of others are checked out, but there are still some available. I don't know yet where I am on the hold list. I'll reread your note to see if you mentioned what pages need the beginning words provided. As for the chapter titles, either I can send you the page number and the title in times new roman 16 or you can send me the pages and I can out them right on the page. I'm pleased to be able to help and return in some small way the help you've given me. (They look like interesting books to read. I'm sorry they don't need more proofing, though the fixing I can do right away and proofing would have to be delayed until I finish what I'm working on. Cindy Wish List (i.e., books wanted added to the collection) and books-being-scanned list available at sites below Wish List: https://wiki.benetech.org/display/BSO/Bookshare+Wish+List Books Being Scanned List: https://wiki.benetech.org/display/BSO/Books+Being+Scanned+List --- On Sun, 9/6/09, Mayrie ReNae ><mayrierenae@xxxxxxxxx> wrote: From: Mayrie ReNae <mayrierenae@xxxxxxxxx> Subject: [bksvol-discuss] I need a sighted proofreader for several books, please. To: bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx Date: Sunday, September 6, 2009, 1:45 AM Hi Everyone, This last batch of library books that I received have what is for me a common problem. Many of them have chapter headings that did not scan well. I can't get these books up to my standards of what a book should be without sighted help. There will be very little for a proofreader to do on most of these books, but it does need to be a sighted person with a copy of the book in hand to fix what I have not been able to fix. I'll explain about each book. Sucker Punch by David Hernandez ISBN 978-0-06-117331-8 (lib. bdg.) I could not find a single place to put a chapter heading in this book. None scanned and I saw no indication of where to put them. I have proofread and formatted this book thoroughly. All that this book needs is to have chapter headings inserted, or Three asterisks in their stead, if the only indication of where sections begin is white space. The Bermudez Triangle by Maureen Johnson ISBN 1-59514-019-0 (hardcover) This book has also been proofread thoroughly. All chapter headings are present and all formatting has been done. However, the first few words of each chapter are in a font that did not scan clearly at all. A sighted proofreader would need to insert the proper first few words of each chapter. But I've done everything else. Lucky by Rachel Vail ISBN 978-0-06-089044-5 (lib. bdg.) This book too has been proofread thoroughly (every single word is what I mean by thoroughly) and formatted properly. However, not all chapter headings scanned. Some I could not figure out where to place, and some I had to guess at. I need a sighted proofreader to make sure that all chapter headings are in the proper places and enlarge and bold those that he/she needs to insert. And finally, Madapple by Christina Meldrum I won't ask anyone to proofread this book yet. I haven't read or cleaned up some junk that I can't identify. I wonder, would someone be willing to get a copy from his/her library and send me a list of chapter headings and the numbers of pages on which each begins? Then I can do the clean-up on this book and read it. Any help with any of these is much appreciated. Thanks for anything anyone is able to help with. 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