[SCA-Dance] Proofreading hero needed

Greg Lindahl lindahl at pbm.com
Sun Oct 30 18:51:14 EST 2005

I need a proofreader to read over all of the transcription of
Santucci's 1614 dance manuscript and make it more consistent and
correct. There are a variety of things that weren't done consistently
by the proofers (such as co*squiggle* typed as 'col', when it really
should be c*o-with-macron*, meaning 'con'), and also it would be nice
to have a consistent marking of words that were relatively hard to

It would be a plus to be familiar with Italian dance jargon, but that
actually isn't necessary -- if you don't know it when you start,
you'll certainly know it by the time you're done.

I'm going to get a native Italian speaker to go through it and mark
all the things that are funny in Italian. But it's equally important
to have a non-Italian speaker to look closely at the text with fewer
pre-conceived notions.

What's the time committment? It's 474 pages. If you're fast at
proofing, it's 5-10 minutes/page, so let's say 60 hours of work.  I'd
like to have this done within ~3 months, which means 5 hours/week, but
I'm flexible. I suppose the biggest plus would be if you're relatively
good at proofreading already; past projects have already proven that
I'm not nearly as good at it as Alejandra and Isabel D Triana!

-- Gregory

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