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.

ElderDad's picture

The "Score Board"

Hi volunteers,

A word regarding how the numbers post on the scoreboard might be in order. I recently thought it was broken, because nothing was posting on the "Corrections" side of the board. Our wonderful support team straightened me out. Page completions automatically update when you click on the icon to indicated you have completed a page. However, those corrections you have made are reviewed to be sure they should really be made. This avoids having someone just make nonsensical changes for the fun of making life difficult. When the change is approved, you get credit on the righthand side under "Corrections." But don't immediately check to see how the new page looks. It may still take a few days for the reposting of the book with the new data.

Now, I know no one is doing this just to see their numbers on the board, but I think it is fun to watch (and especially to watch for an old "friend" to show up after a long time gone).

Thank you to all of you who are taking time out of your busy lives to improve the books in the CCEL library. We could not improve this site without your help.

We wish the Lord's blessing upon you for your work.

Dave S.
Moderator, Volunteers for Proofreading
2 Tim. 3:16--All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable
for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness.




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