[bksvol-discuss] Re: Raw Scan?

  • From: Cindy Rosenthal <grandcyn77@xxxxxxxxx>
  • To: bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Thu, 20 Dec 2012 18:08:30 -0800

I'm always to proof a raw scan and have told some people to go ahead and
submit the scan (presumably they've put a hold for me. All I ask is that
all the pages are present. No longer n my proofing career can I scan or
type missing pages or pages with large parts of text missing.

On Thu, Dec 20, 2012 at 8:45 AM, Evan Reese <mentat1@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:

> **
> A raw scan is simply a scan that has had nothing done to clean it up, no
> font standardization, nor any formatting of the pages after scanning. The
> scanner simply put the pages on the scanner, scanned and recognized them,
> and that's it. Depending on the quality of the print, and the complexity of
> the formatting of the book, and, of course, the ability and
> conscientiousness of the scanner, a raw sscan can be of excellent quality.
> For example, a raw scan of a hardcover novel, if done by someone who knows
> what they're doing, might require very little work. The proofreader would
> have to format the pages, and remove the occasional scannoe and/or junk
> characters, remove the headers, and a few other things such as adjusting
> the fonts, and that's probably about it.
> Having said that however, I would never submit a raw scan myself. I format
> the pages, do searches for various junk characters, standardize the font
> size and type, remove the headers, line up the margins, and some other
> stuff before I submit. That way, the proofreader can concentrate on the
> text and adjusting the fonts where needed.
> Evan
> ----- Original Message -----
> *From:* Laura Shannon <brighteyes324@xxxxxxxxx>
> *To:* bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
> *Sent:* Thursday, December 20, 2012 8:34 AM
> *Subject:* [bksvol-discuss] Re: Raw Scan?
> It is my understanding that a raw scan could have pagination issues, among
> other things. Usually they would require a sighted proofer (not always
> though) and perhaps a copy of the print book. I would check with the
> scanner and see exactly what issues are there.
> On Thu, Dec 20, 2012 at 8:27 AM, Martha Rafter <mlhr@xxxxxxx> wrote:
>>   Hi Folks,
>> Exactly what is a raw scan?  I took one from the check-out list and of
>> course then thought that I might not be able to do it.  Does a raw scan
>> require a sighted proofer?  Thanks!
>> Marty

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