SOLO History of France by Charlotte M. Yonge-mas

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Esmina
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Post by Esmina » April 17th, 2018, 3:25 am

History of France by Charlotte Mary Yonge (1823 - 1901).
A brief history of France from the early 800AD to the 1870s, focusing on the successive heads of state and the different wars which shaped France into the country it was by the time of the book's publication (late 19th century) ( Adele Pooley)
  1. Text source (only read from this text!): http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/17287
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  2. 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!

    Magic Window:



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  3. 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 History of France. 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:
      "SOLO History of France by Charlotte M. Yonge. Chapter [number, title]"


    For the second and all subsequent sections, you may optionally use the shortened form of this intro disclaimer:
    • "Chapter [number] of History of France by Charlotte Yonge. 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 History of France by Charlotte Yonge. "

    There should be ~5 seconds silence at the end of the recording.
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  4. Example filename historyoffrance_##_yonge_128kb.mp3 (all lower-case) where ## is the section number (e.g. historyoffrance_01_yonge_128kb.mp3)
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  5. 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
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    • You'll need to select the MC, which for this project is: maryannspiegel
    • 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.
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  6. Any questions?
    Please post below
Last edited by Esmina on May 6th, 2018, 2:24 pm, edited 1 time in total.

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Post by MaryAnnSpiegel » April 17th, 2018, 3:08 pm

Esmina,

I'd be happy to MC this for you. I'll get you set up.

MaryAnn

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Post by MaryAnnSpiegel » April 17th, 2018, 3:17 pm

OK, Your MW is set up.

For a solo project, you are the Book Coordinator. That means you fill out the Magic Window and post your links and times in the window when you upload your files.

You'll need to start by logging into the magic window. Instructions are in the BC How-to; and this is a more detailed version of the First Login instructions (with pictures!) Please be sure to read all of the BC How To document, as that will give you more information on your role as a BC.

Next, you'll need to start entering section (or chapter) titles. I've entered the first couple to get you started.

Then you are ready to start recording. When you upload a section, it's your responsibility to add the link and duration (mm:ss) to the Magic Window. Link from the uploader goes in the "listen URL" column, duration goes in the "notes" column. Then be sure to post in the thread that a new section is ready for PL so your DPL knows there is something new.

If you have questions, or if you have any trouble with the instructions in the BC how to, please post and we'll work through it together. There is a bit of a learning curve when you do your first solo. You've picked a nice size book - not too long and something that you are interested in, so it should be a manageable and enjoyable process for you.

MaryAnn

Esmina
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Post by Esmina » April 17th, 2018, 4:11 pm

Hi MaryAnn,

Thank you so much. This is my first solo project so am quite excited with it. (chose a smaller book to start on)
I hope to have it completed well before the 6 month period noted.

I will work on the Magic Window today, and will let you know if I have any hitches.

Thanks again!

Adele

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Post by MaryAnnSpiegel » April 17th, 2018, 5:53 pm

First solo IS very exciting! But you've got the recording piece down, so nothing you can't handle!

MaryAnn

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Post by DrPGould » April 17th, 2018, 7:35 pm

Hello Esmina and Mary Ann.

Would you be needing a Dedicated Proof Listener (DPL)? If so, I would be interested.

Many thanks,

Philip

Esmina
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Post by Esmina » April 17th, 2018, 7:52 pm

Magic Window now updated with the chapters and words.

Philip, thank you, would love to have you on as DPL.

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Post by DrPGould » April 17th, 2018, 8:33 pm

Esmina:

You are very welcome. I look forward to hearing your reading.

Many thanks,

Philip

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Post by MaryAnnSpiegel » April 18th, 2018, 6:21 am

Philip,

I've added you to the MW. And if you will please hold on, we'll do the hope over go "going solo".

MaryAnnn

Esmina
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Post by Esmina » April 18th, 2018, 4:14 pm

Thank you both.

I am editing 6 sections for some other group projects to clear my current list, then will start on chapter one.
I expect to start this weekend.

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Post by DrPGould » April 18th, 2018, 4:32 pm

Thanks, Mary Ann.

Esmina--read at your own pace. I'm not going anywhere. :)

Philip

Esmina
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Post by Esmina » April 26th, 2018, 4:35 am

Chapter 1 ready to go.

Any constructive criticism would be very welcome.

I'd be interested to know if you think it is read too fast. I did not want it too slow in case it sounds boring.

Thank you!

Adele

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Post by DrPGould » April 26th, 2018, 9:44 pm

Adele:

Section 1 is PL-OK! Very nicely done!! Your voice was clear and deliberate, making it very understandable and a pleasure to hear. Your pacing was just right.

Many thanks,

Philip

Esmina
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Post by Esmina » May 6th, 2018, 4:33 am

Chapter 2 ready to go!

DrPGould
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Post by DrPGould » May 6th, 2018, 10:23 am

Forgive me, Esmina. When I PL'd Section 1 last week, I misread the Proof Listening directions and did not listen up to the word perfect standard you requested. I will correct the error and have both sections PL'd in a couple of days.

Sorry,

Philip

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