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miss stav
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Post by miss stav » January 22nd, 2020, 10:08 pm

Virginia by Ellen Glasgow (1873 - 1945).

This project is now complete. All audio files can be found on our catalog page here:

https://librivox.org/virginia-by-ellen-glasgow/

Virginia does everything right: she attends a finishing school, marries the first man who proposes, and devotes her life to her husband and children. But what happens when each one of them has a life outside the home in which she has no room? ( Stav Nisser.)
    1. How to claim a part, and "how it all works" here To find a section to record, simply look at point 5. below at the sections. All the ones without names beside them are "up for grabs." Click "Post reply" at the top left of the screen and tell us which section you would like to read (include the section number from the left-most column in the reader list, please). Read points 6. to 8. below for what to do before, during and after your recording.
    2. New to recording? Please read our Newbie Guide to Recording!
    3. Is there a deadline? We ask that you submit your recorded sections within 1-2 months of placing your claim. Please note that to be fair to the readers who have completed their sections in a timely way, if you haven't submitted your recording(s) after two months, your sections will automatically be re-opened for other readers to claim, unless you post in this thread to request an extension. Extensions will be granted at the discretion of the Book Coordinator. If you cannot do your section, for whatever reason, just let me know and it'll go back to the pool. There's no shame in this; we're all volunteers and things happen.Please do not sign up for more sections than you can complete within the two month deadline.
    4. Where do I find the text? Source text (please only read from this text!): http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/26316
    5. Please claim sections (the numbers in the first column below)! If this is your first recording, please let me know under which name or pseudonym you'd like to appear in the LibriVox catalogue. We can also link to a personal website/blog.

      Prospective Prooflisteners: Please read the Listeners Wanted FAQ before listening! Level of prooflistening requested: standard


      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!

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      Genres for the project:

      Keywords that describe the book: romance, family drama, sagas

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    6. BEFORE recording: Please check the Recording Notes: viewtopic.php?p=6430#p6430

      Set your recording software to:
      Channels: 1 (Mono)
      Bit Rate: 128 kbps
      Sample Rate: 44.1 kHz
    7. DURING recording:
      No more than 0.5 to 1 second of silence at the beginning of the recording!
      Make sure you add this to the beginning of your recording:
      START of recording (Intro)
      • "Chapter [number] of Virginia. 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:
        "Virginia, by Ellen Glasgow . [Chapter]"

      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 Virginia, by Ellen Glasgow . "

      There should be ~5 seconds silence at the end of the recording.

      Please remember to check this thread frequently for updates!
    8. AFTER recording
      Need noise-cleaning?
      Listen to your file through headphones. If you can hear some constant background noise (hiss/buzz), you may want to clean it up a bit. The latest version of Audacity is recommended for noise-cleaning. See this LibriVox wiki page for a complete guide.
      Save files as
      128 kbps MP3
      virginia_##_glasgow_128kb.mp3 (all lower-case) where ## is the section number (e.g. virginia_01_glasgow_128kb.mp3)
    9. Example ID3 V2 tags ID3 tags are now optional. They are added automatically during cataloging.
      (To find out more about ID3 tags, go to our wiki: https://wiki.librivox.org/index.php/What_is_ID3)
      Add the following tags to your .mp3 file (how you do this depends on which software you use – if you are unsure about ID3 tags, send me a message). Please mind upper and lower case!
      Artist: Ellen Glasgow
      Title: ## - [Section title]
      Album: Virginia

      Please ignore tags for Genre and Track Number - these will be filled in automatically at the cataloguing stage.
      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: knotyouraveragejo
      • 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 or pm me
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Post by MaryinArkansas » January 23rd, 2020, 4:50 pm

Like I promised, I’ll be glad to be the proof listener for this. :)
Mary

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Post by miss stav » January 23rd, 2020, 5:09 pm

Hi Mayy, you are most welcome. Actualy, I counted un your promice when I started because you and I loved to work together in the past and I really wanted to return to working with you.
Stav.
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Post by MaryinArkansas » January 23rd, 2020, 9:57 pm

miss stav wrote:
January 23rd, 2020, 5:09 pm
Hi Mayy, you are most welcome. Actualy, I counted un your promice when I started because you and I loved to work together in the past and I really wanted to return to working with you.
Stav.
:D Thank you. I’ve enjoyed our collaborations, too. Let the recordings begin! :thumbs:
Mary

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Post by knotyouraveragejo » January 24th, 2020, 9:13 pm

I'll set this up for you. MW coming up shortly.
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Post by miss stav » January 27th, 2020, 12:22 pm

Can yne of you enter the wordcounts?
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Post by knotyouraveragejo » January 27th, 2020, 1:28 pm

Hi Stav,

Please put the chapter titles in the MW. If Mary can't do the word counts, I can help you with that. At a quick glance, these chapters look quite long (for example, both chapter 1 & 2 are over 6000 words). Do you want to consider splitting any chapters over 5000 words into 2 parts?
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Post by miss stav » January 27th, 2020, 2:25 pm

Hi Joe, rather late here. I will put the chapter titles tomorrow. I don't split chapter under 10000 words, because splitting confuses the readers. I do it only if absolutely necessary. Thanks a lot,
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Post by MaryinArkansas » January 29th, 2020, 5:54 pm

knotyouraveragejo wrote:
January 27th, 2020, 1:28 pm
Hi Stav,

Please put the chapter titles in the MW. If Mary can't do the word counts, I can help you with that. At a quick glance, these chapters look quite long (for example, both chapter 1 & 2 are over 6000 words). Do you want to consider splitting any chapters over 5000 words into 2 parts?
I’ve been away for a few days so haven’t responded. I haven’t done word counts as a proof listener before. They were always counted before I started. I assume the word count is available on the document in text or Word format (or whatever is used) I will be glad to do the word count, if I figure out how.

Regarding chapter lengths, if a reader determines that a chapter is too long for one recording, can he/she request that it be split into 2 sections before they begin recording?
Mary

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Post by knotyouraveragejo » January 29th, 2020, 6:11 pm

Mary,

The easiest way to do word counts is with a browser plug in or extension that counts the words in any selection you highlight. You can cut and paste into Word and do them that way too, but it's a little extra effort that way. One of our volunteers posted another way that works with PG texts. I'll see if I can find the thread. :)

As for splitting chapters after all the sections are entered in the MW, it is still possible, but in a group project this requires using a and b in the filenames so as not to require renumbering all the subsequent sections. The intros and outros also would need to include part 1 and part 2 for any chapters that are split.
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Post by Martyp » January 29th, 2020, 9:19 pm

I would very much like to narrate this entire book - I am new to Librivox, but have recording 50+ books for other services (paid).

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Post by miss stav » January 30th, 2020, 4:31 am

Hello, welcome to Librivox. I hope you will enjoy here. How about we start from the beginning? Could you submit a one- minute sampal recording, just to make sure that your technical settings are all correct. Please let us know under which name you would like to appear in the catalogue. After that, please record the first chapter. If you get the hang of it, I will give you the intire book.
Stav.
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Post by Martyp » January 30th, 2020, 1:16 pm

Thanks! Will get this to you by tomorrow.
Marty

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Post by miss stav » January 31st, 2020, 5:43 am

No problems. When you see that the first chapter or two go well, I will give you the whole book.
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Post by knotyouraveragejo » February 2nd, 2020, 8:01 pm

Stav,

Whether or not Marty follows through to claim the whole book, you need to add the titles to the MW. Otherwise, I will have to move this thread out of the LaunchPad over to Book Suggestions until you are ready to move forward.
Jo
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