I guess I got lucky with my first proofreading experience. I didn't get help from anyone. As intimidated as I was with doing almost anything with a computer I just read the volunteer manual -- it was not as complex then as it is now -- and downloaded a book to proofread. It turned out to have no errors, so I thought this is going to be really easy. My problem came in uploading it. I couldn't figure out how to do that, so I subscribed to this list to ask and I have been here ever since. "If you don't stand for something you will fall for anything. " Malcolm X The Militant: http://www.themilitant.com Pathfinder Press: http://www.pathfinderpress.com Granma International: http://www.granma.cu/ingles/index.html _ table with 2 columns and 6 rows Subj: [bksvol-discuss] nonfiction bookthat sounds interesting added to Wish List today. Date: 10/15/2009 2:54:30 AM Eastern Daylight Time From: popularplace@xxxxxxxxx Reply-to: bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx To: bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx Sent from the Internet (Details) table end Also, I was hoping maybe someone who has some time could explain to Penney how a blind person can proofread--what kind of equipment is needed, etc.. I told her very briefly what proofreading entails and mentioned the volunteer manual. I also said I would post her note to the volunteer list in hopes someone could give her more info than I. That explains the first line of her note to me. Bob suggested that I refer her to Pavi, but I really was hoping that one of you could welcome her and explain. I know explaining is time-consuming. I did have an explanation of what proofreading involves saved on my desktop. but one of you--was it Monica? Or Mayrie? Or Lissi? I hope that person saved it so she doesn't have to rewrite it every time someone else asks. smile Cindy Wish List (i.e., books wanted added to the collection) and books-being-scanned list available at sites below Wish List: https://wiki.benetech.org/display/BSO/Bookshare+Wish+List Books Being Scanned List: https://wiki.benetech.org/display/BSO/Books+Being+Scanned+List --- On Wed, 10/14/09, Penny Reeder <penny.reeder@xxxxxxxxx> wrote: > > > When the volunteer writes back, I will see about signing up > as a proof reader. It seems like the least I can do, > since I gain so much pleasure from my BookShare > subscription. > > Can I add another title to my Wish List? If this is > not the way to do it, can you remind me of the correct > process? > > Anyway, here's the title, and thanks: > > Catching Fire: How Cooking > Made Us Human by Richard Wrangham > > Penny > > > > > At 08:31 PM 10/13/2009, you wrote: > > Penney, I'm going to forward your note to the > volunteer list who can give you more info, depending on what > equipment you use. > > > > The short answer is that you read the scanned copy as > you any book you download from he collection, and any > typographical errors you hear or see you correct. First you > have to beregistered as a vounteer. Then there is a > volunteer manual that helps--tells you what kinds of erros > anr formatting errors. to change--and the volunteer list > people are very helpful and good at answering questions. In > the meantime, two people have volunteered to proof the book; > I wll tell you when it is enteres into the collection so you > won't have to constantly check. smile > > > > Cindy > > > > Wish List (i.e., books wanted added to the collection) > and books-being-scanned list available at sites below > > > > > > > > > > --- On Tue, 10/13/09, Penny Reeder <penny.reeder@xxxxxxxxx> > wrote: > > > > > From: Penny Reeder <penny.reeder@xxxxxxxxx> > > > Subject: Re: [bksvol-discuss] Re: Currently > scanning Republican Gonorrah > > > To: "Cindy" <popularplace@xxxxxxxxx> > > > Date: Tuesday, October 13, 2009, 5:41 AM > > > How does proof reading work, since I > > > can't see (and don't own) the print copy, what > happens when > > > I encounter something I think is an error? > > > > > > I am interested and look forward to your > response. > > > > > > Thanks so much. > > > Penny > > > > > > > > > At 07:26 PM 10/12/2009, you wrote: > > > > Penney--do you want to proofread it? > Are you > > > registeres as a volunteer? If you wanr someone > else to proof > > > it, there is already a volunteer. If yu do it you > gget he > > > advantage of reading it without it counting as > part of your > > > subscription and you get $2.50 dredit toward your > next > > > subscription. > > > > > > > > Cindy > > > > > > > > > > I am currently scanning > "Republican > > > Gomorrah: Inside > > > > > the Movement that Shattered the Party" > by Max > > > Blumenthal. > > > > > > > > > > > > I think someone--can't recall > who--requested > > > this one > > > > > but I don't see it on the wish list. > So, if > > > you're out there > > > > > and you want to proofread it, let me > know. > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > 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.