SOLO Patty Fairfield by Carolyn Wells

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SarahHolman
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Post by SarahHolman » October 24th, 2020, 2:07 pm

Patty Fairfield by Carolyn Wells by Carolyn Wells (1862 - 1942).


Fourteen-year-old Patty Fairfield is sent for a year of visiting relatives to learn about moderation and making a home. ( )
  • Text source (only read from this text!): http://gutenberg.org/ebooks/8456
  • Type of proof-listening required (Note: please read the PL FAQ): standard



    IMPORTANT - soloist, please note: in order to limit the amount of languishing projects (and hence the amount of files on our hard-pressed server), we ask that you post an update at least once a month in your project thread, even if you haven't managed to record anything. If we don't hear from you for three months, your project may be opened up to a group project if a Book Coordinator is found. Files you have completed will be used in this project. If you haven't recorded anything yet, your project will be removed from the forum (contact any admin to see if it can be re-instated).
    Please don't download or listen to files belonging to projects in process (unless you are the BC or PL). Our servers are not set up to handle the greater volume of traffic. Please wait until the project has been completed. Thanks!



    [MW]xxxx[/MW]
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    This paragraph is temporary and will be replaced by the MC with the list of sections and reader (Magic Window) once this project is in the admin system.
    • Project Code: ZdMrBFm9
    • Link to author on Wikipedia (if available): (Carolyn Wells) : http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Carolyn_Wells
    • Link to title on Wikipedia (if available):
    • Number of sections (files) this project will have: 22
    • Does the project have an introduction or preface [y/n]: No
    • Original publication date (if known):
    • If you are a new volunteer, how would you like your name (or pseudonym) credited in the catalog? Sarah Holman Do you have a URL you would like associated with your name?: www.thedestinyofone.com
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    Genres for the project: Children's Fiction/General

    Keywords that describe the book: children, youth, homemaking, growing up, coming of age, sweet, 1900s

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  • The reader will record the following at the beginning and end of each file:
    No more than 0.5 to 1 second of silence at the beginning of the recording!
    START of recording (Intro):
    • "Chapter [number] of Patty Fairfield by Carolyn Wells. This is a LibriVox recording. All LibriVox recordings are in the public domain. For more information, or to volunteer, please visit: librivox DOT org"
    • If you wish, say:
      "Recording by [your name], [city, your blog, podcast, web address]"
    • Say:
      "Patty Fairfield by Carolyn Wells, by Carolyn Wells. [Chapter]"


    For the second and all subsequent sections, you may optionally use the shortened form of this intro disclaimer:
    • "Chapter [number] of Patty Fairfield by Carolyn Wells by Carolyn Wells. This LibriVox recording is in the Public Domain."
    • If you wish, say:
      "Recording by [your name], [city, your blog, podcast, web address]"
    • Only if applicable, say:
      "[Chapter title]"
    END of recording:
    • At the end of the section, say:
      "End of [Chapter]"
    • If you wish, say:
      "Recording by [your name], [city, your blog, podcast, web address]"
    • At the end of the book, say (in addition):
      "End of Patty Fairfield by Carolyn Wells, by Carolyn Wells. "

    There should be ~5 seconds silence at the end of the recording.
  • Example filename pattyfairfieldbycarolynwells_##_wells_128kb.mp3 (all lower-case) where ## is the section number (e.g. pattyfairfieldbycarolynwells_01_wells_128kb.mp3)
  • Example ID3 V2 tags
    Artist: Carolyn Wells
    Title: ## - [Section title]
    Album: Patty Fairfield by Carolyn Wells


    Transfer of files (completed recordings)
    Please always post in this forum thread when you've sent a file. Also, post the length of the recording (file duration: mm:ss) together with the link.
    • Upload your file with the LibriVox Uploader: https://librivox.org/login/uploader Image
      (If you have trouble reading the image above, please message an admin)
    • You'll need to select the MC, which for this project is: yy - yyyyy
    • When your upload is complete, you will receive a link - please post it in this thread.
    • If this doesn't work, or you have questions, please check our How To Send Your Recording wiki page.

    Any questions?
    Please post below

knotyouraveragejo
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Post by knotyouraveragejo » October 24th, 2020, 2:47 pm

Hi Sarah. Welcome to LibriVox.

Before starting a solo project, please complete and get an OK on a one-minute test to check your technical settings. It's not an audition, but to simply confirm that your files meet our requirements. Post your test in the Listeners Wanted Forum and an experienced LVer will have a listen and check the specs for you. It would be a shame to record a whole section, only to have to redo it because of some simple setting that is incorrect.

1-Minute Test

Also as a new reader, we strongly recommend that you record a section or two in group projects before embarking on a solo, so that you can get a sense of the amount of time and effort a commitment to a solo recording would entail, as well as become a little familiar with the community here and our process for submitting files, prooflistening, etc. As a soloist, you will be responsible not only for recording and editing all the sections, but you will also be your own book coordinator (BC) which means you will be responsible for entering all the information (titles, time, links) into the workflow system.

Meanwhile, this thread will be moved to Book Suggestions once you have seen this post. It can be moved back by any admin once you have a little recording experience here.
Jo
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SarahHolman
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Post by SarahHolman » October 26th, 2020, 10:28 am

Of course, I will do the test, but I'm disappointed that you won't let me jump right in and do this project. I was very excited about it so taking it away before you even have heard me try takes a lot of wind out my sails.

mightyfelix
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Post by mightyfelix » October 26th, 2020, 10:45 pm

SarahHolman wrote:
October 26th, 2020, 10:28 am
Of course, I will do the test, but I'm disappointed that you won't let me jump right in and do this project. I was very excited about it so taking it away before you even have heard me try takes a lot of wind out my sails.
I'm afraid that you may be misinterpreting the intent here. We will never tell you we won't "let" you record a project, as long as it's clearly in the public domain. What Jo said was that we "strongly encourage" you to participate in a group project first, even just a chapter or two. The reason is that we've seen through experience, time and time again, that most new readers who jump right in to a big solo project don't end up finishing. Recording a solo is lonely work, and many new readers underestimate the amount of time it will take them to do it. They submit a chapter or two, then they burn out. :? We want to see you succeed, and many people find it easier to succeed if they have already built up some familiarity with the process before they strike out on their own.

If, however, after considering all this (and passing your test, of course, purely for technical reasons), you are still determined to jump in, then we'll help you get started. :)

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Post by annise » October 27th, 2020, 12:05 am

taking it away before you even have heard me try
It isn't an audition, we want the tech bits to be right so the world can hear you - cos if they aren't right they never will hear you :D
Our recordings are teamwork, reading is just a part of it, and we are all volunteers.

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