[bksvol-discuss] Re: Introducing myself

  • From: "Mickey" <micka@xxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: <bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Thu, 5 Feb 2009 13:55:46 -0500

Hi, Denise.

Welcome. I've been a volunteer since November of 2003, and I'm still learning 
and still asking.

It sounds as though you, like I, see and want to fix errors in the written 
word. My only counsel would be that we can't do that. If it's in print, we have 
to leave it, galling as that is. Very obvious spelling mistakes we might get 
away with, although it's better not to.

Our group is about getting work done, and having fun while we do it. Again, 


  ----- Original Message ----- 
  From: Denise Wagner 
  To: bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx 
  Sent: Thursday, February 05, 2009 10:00 AM
  Subject: [bksvol-discuss] Introducing myself

  Hi everyone,
  My name is Denise and I have just recently (this week) become a volunteer 
with Bookshare.org.  I downloaded my first book to proofread yesterday and I am 
very, very excited about it!

  I joined Bookshare because 1). I love, love books; 2). I am always correcting 
the written word in everything I read; 3). I love to help others.  Did I 
mention I love books?  And, an added bonus is that my niece is print-disabled 
and I recall my sister-in-law once commenting that she uses a site such as this 
one (I'm not sure if it is this one).  So, I am elated to be able to give back!

  In any case, I just want to introduce myself and prepare you to be inundated 
with newbie questions:-).

  Is there an actual forum or listserv that I could go to to read past postings 
to this list?  Are there any suggestions that the seasoned volunteers out there 
have for a newbie like myself?  I would hate to ask questions that you have all 
heard, and answered, a million times.


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