Julie, What is the title of the book you proofed? I'm a huge fan of fiction dealing with the Civil War, and I want to make sure and watch for it. Thanks, and I admire your dedication immensely, Courtney On 2/8/09, Julie & Miss Mercy <mercy421@xxxxxxxxx> wrote: > I definitely sympathize. I just finished editing a 600-plus page book, > no easy feat for me since I'm hearing impaired but have to use speech > since I don't have a braille display, and I had to put in a few cut-off > lines and missing words with the help of Katie Mihaly, another volunteer > here. I couldn't have done it without her because I'd already taken the > book back, and while the errors I had to deal with are nothing like what > you're dealing with, I can sympathize with what a bear those books can > be to scan then have to clean up. It's a comfort to me though to know > that anyone interested in historical fiction from the Civil War era will > get a lot of good reading out of it once it's in the collection though, > at least for me, and I'm sure once yours is done, you can say the same > too. i get a lot out of knowing that someone will have an easy read when > I'm done with a book, especially when it's a long one. > > Julia wrote: >> Hi, just thought I'd share my frustration with people who understand. >> I'm almost done with a six hundred page tome by Barbara wood. I took >> this book out through interlibrary loan, and just found out that it >> was due back yesterday, and I don't see it anywhere in my loans list. >> Then, when I go to read it, I switched from grayscale to dynamic >> threshold halfway through in an attempt to preserve page numbers, >> there were letters missing from the beginning of lines. This means >> that I now have over three hundred pages to rescan! I guess I >> should've stuck to grayscale, arg! >> On top of that, the parts didn't scan at all, this means that there >> are two blank pages, and then the text just continues with no warning >> that you've now switched a good ten years forward!Just for the record, >> the book is Green City in the Sun. Julia > To unsubscribe from this list send a blank Email to > bksvol-discuss-request@xxxxxxxxxxxxx > put 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. > > To unsubscribe from this list send a blank Email to bksvol-discuss-request@xxxxxxxxxxxxx put 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.