Proofreading

Loutzenhiser's picture

The basic goal is to make the on-line edition match the print edition -- errors and all. We aren't updating spelling or usage or changing it to match modern American usage.

When the page images are available, we can refer to the page images and make corrections with confidence. Sometimes the page images are not available at the CCEL, but they are available at Google Books. In that case you can search for some words on the page and try to find a source of page images.

When page images are not available, the goal is to fix obvious typographical errors but not to make changes that are unlikely to be a result of scanning or typing errors.

The goal is to proof all the pages of each book at least twice. At that point we'll consider the book "proofed." Of course, proofing will continue after that point as readers continue to report typos.

myshkin's picture

O/S

Hi, ElderDad,

I use Linux. I'm quite spoiled by its freedom. No worries about licenses, no worries about viruses, tons of free software, etc. I can probably still boot into Windows but have only kept it to play Age of Empires with my sons. :) They're all grown now and have gone back to the States, so I don't use it at all. The way my computers are set up, I really can't work effectively with it. I generally have about 5-6 projects I'm working on open and shutting them all down to reboot into Windows, not to mention having to do without my custom-written music player, ..., well, it just isn't going to happen.

I mentioned it because the post on doing offline proofreading said to submit changes using Word. It mentioned something along with it--I assume either macros or templates. I do have OpenOffice but it doesn't always import Word documents correctly. I could probably convert macros or templates to OO, but it seems to me to make more sense to just submit the ThML. No?




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