[bksvol-discuss] Re: New proofreaders

  • From: Tim Syfert <goodproofing2010@xxxxxxxxx>
  • To: "bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx" <bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Wed, 20 Jul 2011 12:36:21 -0700 (PDT)

Yes, I'm a deranged perfectionist. I also am a reader and a critic at the same 

Question for all: If a chapter number has a title, which should go first?

From: Kim Friedman <kimfri11@xxxxxxxxxxx>
To: bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Sent: Wednesday, July 20, 2011 11:13 AM
Subject: [bksvol-discuss] Re: New proofreaders

congratulations. Welcome and heartfelt best wishes as a proofreader. If you are 
a deranged perfectionist, you will probably be talking shop about all manner of 
stuff (I found myself talking about page breaks of all things). If it really 
bugs you when you see a typo or you're the kind who reads every word of a file 
from first to last, you are officially a deranged perfectionist. I personally 
think all proofreaders should be picky and meticulous. I also tend to 
proofread stuff I'd prefer to read, so I have two things going for me: I get to 
have a great time reading a book first and I'm making sure the book is readable 
for anybody else who cares to download it once it's added to the Bookshare 
collection. So I have the reader and the critic staying in my head as I'm 
proofreading. The reader is blithely going along reading and the critic says: 
"Hold on there, buddy, I noticed a scanno on p. 20, now we have to take care of 
that before you can go back to your fun." Then there's that lovely email that 
says: "Your book has been added to the Bookshare library". So far I'm not jaded 
by this process, but then, I'm not one can call a prolific proofreader. I take 
on one project at a time and it suits me. Take care. Regards, Kim 
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Sent: Wednesday, July 20, 2011 7:10 
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Subject: [bksvol-discuss] Re: New proofreaders

Yippee! I've been approved! I've been approved! "I'm somebody now" 
(to paraphrase Steve Martin in a movie whose name escapes me right now).  I 
already have a book proofread to send in ("Dark Is The Sun" by Phillip Jose 


 From: "Jamie Yates, CPhT" 
To: bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Sent: Wednesday, July 20, 2011 12:28 
Subject: [bksvol-discuss] 
New proofreaders

Why is it taking over 3 months to approve new proofreaders 
after they complete their first test book?

in Michigan
Currently Reading: Minding Ben by Victoria 

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