[SCA-Dance] Proofreading hero needed

Mary Railing mrailing at kiva.net
Mon Oct 31 08:01:09 EST 2005

I'll do it.  I'll have a lot of time off from work after Christmas with 
nothing to do.

--Urraca Yriarte de Gamboa

On Sun, 30 Oct 2005, Greg Lindahl wrote:

> 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
> read.
> 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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