[bksvol-discuss] Re: volunteering

  • From: "patti" <plcdoula@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: <bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Thu, 29 Sep 2005 12:16:05 -0400

Hi Jill: Thanks for your response. Yes, I got the book from bookshare.j I downloaded it to read, and was glad to be able to read it, but was a bit shocked at the quality.

I was on the bookshare conference last night, and a couple of the people suggested that I could revalidate it. I'll go to the site and check it all out. I want to be sure to use proper protocol here. Thanks. Patti


----- Original Message ----- From: "Jill O'Connell" <jillocon@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
To: <bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Thursday, September 29, 2005 12:04 PM
Subject: [bksvol-discuss] Re: volunteering



Patty, Welcome to the group. We are all constantly learning and debating the pros and cons of different techniques. Is the book you are referring to one that was on the Bookshare list, and if so what was its rating? Usually when you volunteer you go to the Step 1 list on Bookshare's web site, read about the books there and then take one to validate. In that section there are instructions about volunteering. I hope this helps. Jill
----- Original Message ----- From: "patti" <plcdoula@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
To: <bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Thursday, September 29, 2005 8:15 AM
Subject: [bksvol-discuss] volunteering



Hello everyone: I've just joined this list, and would like to volunteer validating books. Are there some specific guidelines somewhere to give instructions? Do you have to fill out any application to volunteer? I have a book in mind, one that I downloaded that needs a lot of work; but I'm not sure what I'm supposed to delete. There are a lot of extraneous numbers, for example, not sure what they represent; page numbers, paragraph markers, perhaps? I have no clue, but they're annoying; also, all the headers and footers are there; also very annoying. So I look to you all for your expertise. I love to read, and read Braille, and I think bookshare is such a wonderful thing, and blind people should be reading good quality material, too. Too bad I'm not a certified proofreader, because I catch mistakes all the time. (grin)

Anyway, thanks for having me.

Patti Cutler


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