[bksvol-discuss] Re: To Jamie Yates A few queries if I may while proofreading a book of her's

  • From: Debby Franson <the.bee@xxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Sun, 03 Jan 2010 21:29:06 -0600

Hi Lissi!

I leave the price in also. I like completeness even though it is not the text of the book and when I've read a book with the optacon years ago, I remember reading the price and thought that was cool to find.


At 10:11 PM 12/29/2009, Estelnalissi wrote
Dear Chela,

I've read 6 of the Mitford books and can tell you that the th is correct for the, though there might be an apostrophe like for the. It's part of the author's interpretation of the North Carolina accent. Some people have found the Mitford books difficult to proof because many more words in addition to the are spelled untraditionally as part of that accent, so I'd advise that you leave most words as you find them, or get a copy of the book.

About leaving the price of the book. I leave them in. When a sighted reader examines a book jacket, they see the price. I think it's interesting to know the cost of a book. Besides satisfying my curiosity about how much people spent who bought the book to read it in print, it reminds me of how lucky we are to have books at little or no cost from Bookshare.

I'm almost finished proofing the 28 books in the Making Out series, also scanned by Jamie. They are paperbacks that only cost $4 each, which was their price in the mid-nineties, but that would be $112 plus tax for the set, less than half the price of a year's membership to Bookshare. Your post just caused me to reflect about how Bookshare at full price is the bargain of a lifetime!

Always with love,


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From: <mailto:cdrobles693@xxxxxxxxx>Chela Robles
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Sent: Tuesday, December 29, 2009 8:43 PM
Subject: [bksvol-discuss] To Jamie Yates A few queries if I may while proofreading a book of her's

Hello Jamie Yates I'm currently proofreading Esther's Gift: A Mitford Christmas Story and I have a few questions for you. First of all, I took out the Dollar amount it cost to purchase the book if you don't mind since it is not part of the text, and second I keep seeing "th'" instead of "the" in dialog, is that meant to be the way it is or is there an 'e' missing somewhere?

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