[bksvol-discuss] Re: Improving excellent books

  • From: "Gary Petraccaro" <garyp130@xxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: <bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Sun, 20 Apr 2008 21:42:22 -0400

The NLS narrator will do exactly that and has done so for almost 30 years.  In 
fact, objecting to this very policy in print, got one narrator permanently 
banned from NLS work.

  ----- Original Message ----- 
  From: eric troup 
  To: bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx 
  Sent: Saturday, April 19, 2008 12:02 AM
  Subject: [bksvol-discuss] Re: Improving excellent books

  No, you're right, but I still think it's our responsibility or at least our 
prerogative to correct them when we spot them.  Do you honestly believe an NLS 
narrator would read the words as written, rather than say what s/he knows 
should be the case?  It's not like we're talking about correcting a character's 
dialect or something (and if we *are* in your examples, that changes 
everything.).  This is more often than not a case of bad editing, not 

  On 18 Apr 2008, at 05:08, Jamie Yates, CPhT wrote:

    I think we have to be careful in validating in correcting "obvious errors".

    I submitted a book recently, Acts of Violets (Flower Shop Mysteries #5), 
which was frustrating because it has "obvious errors". But those errors are in 
the book and not in my scanning, and as a submitter, I'm not allowed to correct 
those errors. For example there is a word misspelled in the beginning pages but 
it is part of a quote from Elaine Viets, and that is her words and you can't 
change a quote from a person.

    On page 19 the publisher used "belived" instead of "believed".  On page 28 
the publisher used "shouldes" instead of shoulders. On page 68 they have 
"Coffe-Mate" instead of "Coffee-Mate".  On page 152 they have "flourescent" 
instead of "fluorescent". Get the idea?

    Not all obvious errors are true errors in scanning.

    Jamie in Michigan 
    Currently Reading - Survivor in Death - J.D. Robb

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