Hi folks, It'd be interesting to find out whether proofreading on the iPhone would be possible. Just, please, before you take on the task, be very clear what is necessary to be retained in rtf files, all paragraphing, all page breaks, the ability to assess and insert if necessary bold, italics, and font sizing. There are other attributes to be preserved and removed but those are the big things. Just be sure that whatever software you are using to edit has the same capabilities as Microsoft Word, or Kurzweil 1000. At this point, those two packages are the most effective proofreading software. Good luck giving the iPhone a try! Let us know what you experience. Mayrie -----Original Message----- From: bksvol-discuss-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:bksvol-discuss-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Ixchel, Jackie Sent: Tuesday, May 29, 2012 2:43 PM To: bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx Subject: [bksvol-discuss] Re: Marie Brennan Books Hi, I'm really sorry to hear that, at least you're doing something you want to do--not school work. :) Do you have Pages on your phone? If so, you could definitely proof from there, I think. Also, off topic, (if you want, you can write me offlist) is it easy for you to use your iPhone with voiceover, it's kind of hard for me so I just wanted to get a second oppinion on whether it's just me. I'll try my hardest to see if I can get a scanner and since school is winding down, I might try and locat e abook and try to do it but I'm not sure, I'm pretty busy. Like I said, I'll try to get a scanner. Jackie On 5/29/12, Dasha Radford <dasha95@xxxxxxxxx> wrote: > Sure. This was why I brought up the question of possibly developing an > app so that people like me who don't always have access to their > computers but do have fairly constant access to their phones could > maybe do scanning and or proofreading through the phone? > Alright, I note that you don't know me none of you do but seeing as > we're all volunteers together you may as well know what started this. > I have leukemia. I've been trapped in the house for months wondering > what in the world I was going to do and remembered that I've always > wanted to do volunteer work with bookshare but never had the time > because of my overly full life. it is a rather obvious that my life is > no longer full of things to do or to be for that matter except bored. > So now after five months of being trapped in the house working on > schoolwork when I can and not when I can't I'm bored I want out and > this is about the best way I can think to do it. Not to mention I want > to make books accessible to others seeing as I'm deaf blind as well. > Jackie I think it is now a question of which of the two of us can get > hold of a scanner at first. But quite frankly I would be more than > happy to do that if that were in the equation. The thing in question > is obviously a scanner. > Thanks, > DR > > > Sent from my iPhone > > On May 29, 2012, at 4:32 PM, "Ixchel, Jackie" > <starsandhearts2@xxxxxxxxx> > wrote: > >> Hi, >> Since we apparently can't proof one book together, maybe once we get >> a scanner, I can do one and you could do one if you like. >> Jackie >> >> On 5/29/12, Dasha Radford <dasha95@xxxxxxxxx> wrote: >>> That's good to know but does this not extend to single chapter as >>> well depending on whether single chapter or 10% is larger portion of >>> the text? >>> >>> Sent from my iPhone >>> >>> On May 29, 2012, at 4:17 PM, "Judy s." <cherryjam@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> >>> wrote: >>> >>>> Hi Dasha, >>>> >>>> Currently, you can't share content in the way you're suggesting. >>>> Only one person can be the proofreader of a book at a time. >>>> Bookshare hopes to change that in the future, so books can be done >>>> a chapter at a time. >>>> Currently, the 10% limit is the amount of material that can be >>>> passed at a time directly from a person who has scanned a book and >>>> submitted it, and the person who has checked it out and is >>>> proofreading it. That happens when, for example, the person >>>> proofreading the book discovers that part of a chapter is missing, >>>> and the scanner can then send the proofreader those missing pages >>>> directly. Sometimes when a page is missing, and the original >>>> scanner can't get the book again or isn't available, a volunteer >>>> other than the original scanner will find the book in their >>>> library, and scan it for the proofreader. But other than those >>>> kinds of situations, volunteers cannot share scanned or proofread >>>> material with each other, because of the laws that govern >>>> copyright. >>>> >>>> What you might ask for on this list is if someone will scan a short >>>> book for you, like a middle-school level, or a short children's >>>> first chapter book, to proofread. Then you can dip your toe into >>>> the proofreading waters without something that feels overwhelming. >>>> smile. >>>> >>>> Judy s. >>>> >>>> On 5/29/2012 10:14 AM, Dasha Radford wrote: >>>>> >>>>> I do appreciate the help it's true. Unfortunately, we still need >>>>> somebody > To unsubscribe from this list send a blank Email to > bksvol-discuss-request@xxxxxxxxxxxxx > put the word 'unsubscribe' by itself in the subject line. To get a > list of available commands, put the word 'help' by itself in the subject line. > > -- Currently Reading: The Lost Hero by Rick Riordan and Hex Hall by Rachel Hawkins To unsubscribe from this list send a blank Email to bksvol-discuss-request@xxxxxxxxxxxxx put the word 'unsubscribe' by itself in the subject line. To get a list of available commands, put the word 'help' by itself in the subject line. To unsubscribe from this list send a blank Email to bksvol-discuss-request@xxxxxxxxxxxxx put the word 'unsubscribe' by itself in the subject line. 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