[bksvol-discuss] Re: volunteers who are not contributing

  • From: "Paula and James Muysenberg" <outofsightlife@xxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: <bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Thu, 1 Sep 2005 18:51:45 -0500

Hi, Lynn,

    I think many of us on this list fit that perfectionist category. That's
probably why we're doing this (smile).


----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Lynn Zelvin" <lynn@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
To: <bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Thursday, September 01, 2005 4:17 PM
Subject: [bksvol-discuss] Re: volunteers who are not contributing

> I would like to second the suggestion about letting people upload the work
> they've already done on a book they are validating. I have run into this
> problem so many times its ridiculous. I like to spend time improving copy
> that is less than "excellent" and have always put considerable time into
> books I downloaded to validate and I have often gotten stuck when my life
> changed unexpectedly and if I could have just uploaded it as is to be
> re-validated I could have felt like I had contributed something and the
> result would be better copy. Theoretically I could have done the basic
> go-over of a book first so I could just do an "as is" validation job if I
> am not able to finish, but it's just not the way I work. If I'm going to
> check to see if all the pages are there, I'm going to be more thorough
> along the way and check that the pages are in decent shape rather than
> having to go through a second time. I've spent half a lifetime trying to
> break my perfectionist obsession and with no success, and I'm guessing
> there are others out there in the same situation.
> Lynn

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