[SHORT WORKS] O. Henry Encore by O. Henry -jo

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Post by Thomhand » April 1st, 2020, 1:55 pm

O. Henry Encore by O. Henry (1862 - 1910).


Collection of 27 short stories, 7 sketches and 10 poems: Edited by Mary Sunlocks Harrell
Part one. Stories: "A Night Errant", "In Mezzotint", "The Dissipated Jeweller", "How Willie Saved Father", "The Mirage on the Frio", "Sufficient Provocation", "The Bruised Reed", "Paderewski's Hair", "A Mystery of Many Centuries", "A Strange Case", "Simmons' Saturday Night", "An Unknown Romance", "Jack the Giant Killer", "The Pint Flask", "An Odd Character", "A Houston Romance", "The Legend of San Jacinto", "Binkley's Practical School of Journalism", "A New Microbe", "Vereton Villa", "Whisky Did It", "Nothing New Under the Sun", "Led Astray", "A Story for Men", "How She Got in the Swim", "The Barber Talks", "Barber Shop Adventure"
Part two. Sketches: "Did You See the Circus", "Thanksgiving Remarks", "When the Train Comes in", "Christmas Eve", "New Year's Eve and Now it Came to Houston", "'Watchman, What of the Night?'", "Newspaper Poets"
Part three. Newspaper Poetry: "Topical Verse", "Cap Jessamines", "The Cricket", "My Broncho", "The Modern Venus", "Celestial Sounds", "The Snow", "Her Choice", "'Little Things, but Ain't They Whizzers?'", "Last Fall of the Alamo" ( From Wikipedia)
  • Text source (only read from this text!): https://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/61701
  • Type of proof-listening required (Note: please read the PL FAQ): standard



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    Magic Window:



    BC Admin
    Genres for the project: Short Stories; *Non-fiction/Humor; Poetry/Single author

    Keywords that describe the book: observations on life, inventor of unique short story technique, stories appeared in the houston post 1895-1896

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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):
    • Section [number] of O. Henry Encore by O. Henry. 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:
      "O. Henry Encore, by O. Henry. [Section Name]"


    For the second and all subsequent sections, you may optionally use the shortened form of this intro disclaimer:
    • "Section [number] of O. Henry Encore by O. Henry. 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:
      "[Section title]"
    END of recording:
    • At the end of the section, say:
      "End of [Section]"
    • 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 O. Henry Encore, by O. Henry. "

    There should be ~5 seconds silence at the end of the recording.
  • Example filename ohenryencore_##_henry_128kb.mp3 (all lower-case) where ## is the section number (e.g. ohenryencore_01_henry_128kb.mp3)
  • Example ID3 V2 tags ID3 tags will be added automatically during cataloging.
    Artist: O. Henry
    Title: ## - [Section title]
    Album: O. Henry Encore


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Post by knotyouraveragejo » April 1st, 2020, 2:38 pm

An ambitious first solo! I will MC. MW will be available shortly.

Since this will be your first project as soloist/book coordinator(BC), you will need to set up a password for access to the workflow system so you can enter the information into the section compiler which then appears in the "Magic Window" in the top post. Here are some links to detailed instructions for logging into the system and setting a password the first time, as well as for entering and editing information in the section compiler. I've added the first three titles for you as an example.

First Time Logging in to the Workflow

Instructions for BCs and DPLs

A version of the above is also in the LibriVox wiki in case you can't access Google Docs for some reason.

BCs - How to Update the Magic Window

If you have any questions, let me know. I'll leave this thread here in the Launch Pad for a day or so longer before I move it to the Going Solo forum, to see if a DPL (Dedicated Prooflistener) volunteers. Looking forward to working with you.
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Post by m8b1 » April 1st, 2020, 2:57 pm

I'd be happy to DPL for you. I have read the "Complete" O Henry, published in 1928, multiple times, so it was a little bit of a surprise to find out that it is not actually complete! :D

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Post by Thomhand » April 1st, 2020, 3:18 pm

Thank you to both Maria and knotyouraveragejo
I look forward to your guidance

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Post by Thomhand » April 1st, 2020, 9:02 pm

I have completed the magic window. In originally coming up with the number of chapters i counted the Preface and Introduction as two separate chapters or sections and as a result I have one empty slot at the end of the Magic window. Should I just move everything down one slot and add "Introduction" at the top or have you remove the last slot? I was not sure how to do that.
By removing the last slot it leaves open whether I read the lengthy and at time boring introduction.
Thanks for your help
Thom

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Post by knotyouraveragejo » April 1st, 2020, 9:40 pm

I can remove it for you.
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Post by Thomhand » April 2nd, 2020, 4:30 pm

I have uploaded the section O, Preface and Introduction
Duration 26:47.7
https://librivox.org/uploads/knotyouraveragejo/ohenry_00_128kpb.mp3

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Post by m8b1 » April 2nd, 2020, 5:06 pm

Nice job ~ I enjoyed listening! There is one minor edit that you need to make.

At the very beginning of the intro, you need to say "Preface and introduction of" --- and then into what you did say. For subsequent sections you will need to say "Section 1 of" "Section 2 of", etc...

One other thing. You will need to put the files and the running time in the Magic Window, as well as mark the file "Ready for PL". I went ahead and did it for you with this one so that you can see where it goes! :-)

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Post by Thomhand » April 2nd, 2020, 5:56 pm

Maria thanks for such a quick response.
A question, given the preface and intro have been loaded in the magic window, when I do the suggested edit do how do I replace it.
Is that in the wiki?
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Post by Thomhand » April 2nd, 2020, 6:07 pm

Maria,
I am a little confused about the edit suggestion. I have just listened to what I recorded.
Should I add
“Preface and Introduction of O. Henry Oncore by O. Henry“ at the very beginning before I say anything at all?
Thom

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Post by knotyouraveragejo » April 2nd, 2020, 8:53 pm

Hi Thom,

Just upload the corrected file with the same filename. The old file will be renamed on the server so the link in the MW will always point to the most recent (in this case edited) file. :) Once you upload the file, just use the status dropdown in the section compiler to change the status from See PL Notes to Ready for Spot PL so your prooflistener can spot check the edits. :)

The intros and outros should be read just the way the samples are shown in the top post. So, your first file should begin "Preface and Introduction of O. Henry Encore by O.Henry." The second file begins "Section 1 of O. Henry Encore by O. Henry" and so on. Long disclaimer on the first and short disclaimer for all subsequent files (the latter is for solos only).
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Post by Thomhand » April 3rd, 2020, 10:35 am


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Post by Thomhand » April 3rd, 2020, 10:59 am


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Post by Thomhand » April 3rd, 2020, 6:53 pm

I have edited and uploaded a revised section 1 , removing noise and unnecessary pauses

https://librivox.org/uploads/knotyouraveragejo/ohenryencore_01_henry_128kb.mp3

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Post by m8b1 » April 4th, 2020, 1:27 pm

Hi Thom,

In the intro to Section 0, O Henry Encore is repeated, as bolded below. One of them needs to be removed. :-)
Preface and introduction of O. Henry Encore by O. Henry. O Henry Encore This is a LibriVox recording. All LibriVox recordings are in the public domain. For more information, or to volunteer, please visit: librivox DOT org"
For Section 1, everything is great. Just one note at the very end you said "This is the end of Section 1". It is minor, so I don't think it needs to be changed, but we generally say just "End of Section 1". Just something to keep in mind for future sections.

You are doing a great job! :thumbs:

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