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

A possible solution

Thanks for your help in proofreading. I apologize for the slow response, but, like Ken, I don't know of a way to just insert the pictures. Here is one possibility.

I have been thinking about this ever since you posted. Inserting pictures, graphs, etc. is a convoluted process that Harry gave me some suggestions on once. However, the xml editing program I use for the project I am working on doesn't look anything like the Microsoft-based programs he described. So, I wasn't able to insert the graphs. What has come to mind is that it is possible, if the original page images are available at CCEL, is to link to the page image. If your document has the page images, perhaps someone could help you learn how to link them. Then a reader would click on the page image number on the right side of the text and the page would display.

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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