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tashabear
tashabear
preserving the past
I've been participating in Distributed Proofreaders for about a week now.  It "provides a web-based method of easing the proofreading work associated with the digitization of Public Domain books into Project Gutenberg e-books. By breaking the work into individual pages many proofreaders can be working on the same book at the same time. This significantly speeds up the proofreading/e-book creation process."  It's a lot like the auditing and data entry I did last year at Parexel, where I compared a scan of a form to the data, and entered corrections as necessary... except here, I can flip back and forth between the proofing and my email and LJ and sometimes read a ripping yarn as I proof it.

It's fun, and a little challenging.  It's also resume material.  Gotta love that.

i feel: enthralled enthralled

5 trips or shoot the rapids
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emmacrew From: emmacrew Date: July 15th, 2004 05:33 pm (UTC) (base camp)
That sounds cool and like something I might look into after I'm not taking pain pills since right now my brain is like unto a bowl of oatmeal...
tashabear From: tashabear Date: July 15th, 2004 05:57 pm (UTC) (base camp)
Eww. Sloppy wet oatmeal or nasty dried on oatmeal? (I like mine so thick you could eat it with a fork personally, but not in my head... in mah belly!)
emmacrew From: emmacrew Date: July 15th, 2004 06:05 pm (UTC) (base camp)
The good solid Irish sort or oatmeal, with a lump of butter, some brown sugar, and whole milk. None of that insta-packet stuff for my brain! Only the best oatmeal!
tashabear From: tashabear Date: July 15th, 2004 06:07 pm (UTC) (base camp)
Ooh, that sounds yummy.

mmmm.... braaaains...
From: nutter4 Date: July 15th, 2004 10:46 pm (UTC) (base camp)
That's a really funky idea - I've joined up, and will pass the info on to another few people who might be interested.
5 trips or shoot the rapids