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

Hmmm

Lisa,

I don't understand why you would not be able to highlight. Usually, the highlighting works the same here as in many other programs. Just drag across a few words. However, CCEL does add one step in that it puts a multiple-color option dialog up so you can choose colors. As for the "annotation," highlighting automatically establishes an annotation; so, once you have highlighted a few words, you can click on "annotation" in the righthand column under your screen name and it gives a list of the page you have highlights on. This makes it easy to go back to pages you are working on or have worked on.

What program are using for Internet? Internet Explorer for Microsoft-based machines, Safari for Apples, or something Unix based? Knowing this might help someone track down why highlighting doesn't work for you.

Dave S.
Senior 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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