[bksvol-discuss] Re: question about improving the edit

  • From: "Tracy Carcione" <carcione@xxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Fri, 8 Jan 2010 07:52:12 -0500 (EST)

Hi Lynn.
You may regret joining the list.  It's useful, but it's also a monster
with a squillion messages a day.  But welcome!

I believe you would submit your much-improved copy as a BSO, i.e., put BSO
as the first word in the title.  That indicates that it is a re-submit,
meant to replace an inferior copy already in the collection.

I too hate reading manuals, but the volunteer manual does have some good

> Well, I was avoiding joining this list because I'm on too many
> already. But since I'm here, I have a question. I  am not great as a
> proofreader as I tend to  get too caught up  with making improvements
> that I never finish. I tried some years ago and barely finished
> anything. But I'm desperate because I can't afford to renew my own
> bookshare subscription and there are books I need to read. So,  in my
> rush to  just do the work without going back and re-reading the
> manual, I hadn't realized that it was even OK to do things like
> remove line breaks within paragraphs or add missing page numbers and
> I checked in my first book and then found out there was more I could
> do and went back and made the improvements.
> I'm not sure it is even possible to re-submit it but I did want to do
> the best job possible and hadn't heard back from the volunteer
> coordinator who  I'm sure is way too busy, so I just went ahead. It
> isn't a re-scan, but  in putting in the extra work  I also fixed more
> obvious scanning errors and I think it's a much improved copy. Does
> anyone have any idea as to what I can do with it?
> Thanks,
> Lynn

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