Hi Karen,I can't stress enough the value of reading the volunteer manual for a new volunteer. There are answers to a lot of the questions that you have, and will have in there. There are also things mentioned which I had never even considered when I started volunteering. And the good thing is, it's not going to take you days to read!
Good luck! I hope you enjoy yourself! Peace, Mayrie At 01:59 PM 12/10/2007, you wrote:
Hi Karen.Welcome aboard. I'm not a bookie either, but that's an idea--right before the superbowl.I'm not sure if you are aware, but validated books must be submitted in .rtf format, does the bookport do .rtf?Anyway, welcome to the list. Bob----- Original Message ----- From: "Karen Harshfield" <karenh@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>To: <bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> Sent: Monday, December 10, 2007 2:59 PM Subject: [bksvol-discuss] New volunteer introHi bookies -I'm a relatively new volunteer here, but I've been a bookshare member for a few years. I love digital books.I will tell you about myself: * I am a 46 year old female. * I live in California, north of San Francisco.* I'm currently employed only as a wife and mom. I have two kids, an 11 year old boy, and an almost 8 year old girl. * Until the kids appeared, I used to work as a software engineer. I'm pretty comfortable around computers. * My hobbies are knitting, outdoor activities (hiking, camping, bicycling, gardening), and reading. I also like cooking and kitchen science. * I have an unspecified type of ABCA4 retinal deterioration similar to Stargardt's disease. I am partially sighted, and I don't read well at all. Can't drive or steer a bicycle (I own the bak half of a tandem.) * Both of my children are into juvenile fantasy type books, which I try to read some of along with them. My daughter likes animal fantasy, dragons, cats, owls. So I would be interested in being involved in some of those, if there is a need.* Hardware and software that I use: 1. Bookport (from APH) 2. HP flat bed 8.5 x 14 inch scanner, about 10 years old maybe 3. I use OmniPage for OCR purposes4. I use ZoomText for my computer, and I largely rely on the speech component of this.Well, anyway, hope that's enough and not too much. Just included this list so if anyone with a similar situation wants advice or commiseration, they would know about me.- Karen Harshfield To unsubscribe from this list send a blank Email to bksvol-discuss-request@xxxxxxxxxxxxxput 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.-- No virus found in this incoming message.Checked by AVG Free Edition. Version: 7.5.503 / Virus Database: 269.16.17/1178 - Release Date: 12/8/2007 11:59 AMTo unsubscribe from this list send a blank Email to bksvol-discuss-request@xxxxxxxxxxxxxput 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.
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