[bksvol-discuss] Re: validating

  • From: "Christina" <greensleeves1@xxxxxxxxx>
  • To: <bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Tue, 30 Dec 2008 23:41:53 -0500

Hello.
This might sound obvious but a good validator/proofreader should correct any errors he/she finds in the book. This includes anything from misspelled words to extra junk characters or missing pages or chapter titles. I say this because validators don't always do this. If a validator has any questions about a book, he or she can contact the submitter or, if that person isn't available, this discussion list. This is a group of very helpful and informed volunteers who have all sorts of experience and resources to share.
Christina



----- Original Message ----- From: "Mayrie ReNae" <mayrierenae@xxxxxxxxx>
To: <bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Tuesday, December 30, 2008 11:31 PM
Subject: [bksvol-discuss] Re: validating


Hi,

I agree, reading a book from cover to cover does make for the
cleanest copy of the book.  I'd like to add one thing to what E has said.
Please make sure that all chapter headings are present before removing
headers.  If chapter headings are just numerals, and no words, they often
won't scan. If chapter headings are missing, it is often easy to tell this
and where to put them, before removing headers, because books rarely have
running headers on the pages where chapter headings appear.  If you remove
headers before accounting for all chapter headings, you may well not know
where to insert missing ones.

Mayrie



-----Original Message-----
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[mailto:bksvol-discuss-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of E.
Sent: Tuesday, December 30, 2008 8:20 PM
To: bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: [bksvol-discuss] validating

To our new volunteers,
First welcome welcome. Now for you validators here are a few ideas:
Whatever you use to validate, please use a spell checker when you
start. You can then check for missing pages, remove the title and
author at the tops of pages and read through the book. A spell
checker finds some things. Reading a book cover to cover is what
really works when validating though. So please pick a book you find
interesting so you are willing to read it.

Again welcome.
E.

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