[bksvol-discuss] Re: Proofing: Many Questions

  • From: "Homme, James" <james.homme@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: "bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx" <bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Thu, 10 Nov 2011 16:37:17 +0000

Hi Sandy,
I am proofing a book someone else has scanned. I'll see if I can find out who 
it is in case we can work together.

Thanks.

Jim

From: bksvol-discuss-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx 
[mailto:bksvol-discuss-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Sandi Ryan
Sent: Thursday, November 10, 2011 11:24 AM
To: bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: [bksvol-discuss] Re: Proofing: Many Questions

Hi Jim,

To be clear, I guess at paragraphs, in an attempt to give my proofreader less 
to do, but she has a copy of the book.  The way we work is that we get copies 
of books one of us wants to do from one of the inexpensive book-swapping sites 
or Google or Amazon or whatever, so that I have a copy for scanning and she has 
a copy for proofing.  Then I do the scan, and my best guess on paragraphs, and 
she corrects the paragraphs and proofs.

You can also do this by sending your copy of the book to the person willing 
(and able) to proof with sight, but the mail time makes it take longer.

Sandi

----- Original Message -----
From: Mayrie ReNae<mailto:mayrierenae@xxxxxxxxx>
To: bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx<mailto:bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Thursday, November 10, 2011 10:19 AM
Subject: [bksvol-discuss] Re: Proofing: Many Questions

Hi Jim,

We're not supposed to guess.  Sometimes, the best we can do is to separate 
dialogue into its own paragraphs, following rules of grammar and punctuation, 
and leaving others unified where we would not leave them that way.  Only 
someone with a print copy of the book can do this completely accurately.

It's possible that you can get help from someone with a print copy of the book, 
or by using books.google.com to look at snippets of the book.
Sorry I can't be more helpful.

Mayrie



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From: bksvol-discuss-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx 
[mailto:bksvol-discuss-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Homme, James
Sent: Thursday, November 10, 2011 7:58 AM
To: bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: [bksvol-discuss] Re: Proofing: Many Questions
Hi Mayrie,
Even if it's my best guess?

Thanks.

Jim

From: bksvol-discuss-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx 
[mailto:bksvol-discuss-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Mayrie ReNae
Sent: Thursday, November 10, 2011 10:49 AM
To: bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: [bksvol-discuss] Re: Proofing: Many Questions

Hi Jim,

Yes, often OCR runs paragraphs together.  Please insert paragraph marks where 
they belong.

Mayrie



________________________________
From: bksvol-discuss-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx 
[mailto:bksvol-discuss-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Homme, James
Sent: Thursday, November 10, 2011 7:25 AM
To: bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: [bksvol-discuss] Proofing: Many Questions
Hi,
I'm getting back into proofing after a very long absence.

First question: Should I put in paragraph breaks if it looks like the scan 
jammed everything together? It seems obvious from context that paragraphs are 
run together.

Thanks.

Jim

Jim Homme,
Usability Services,
Phone: 412-544-1810.


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