[Complete] Bobs a Girl Detective by Grace May North- mb

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Peppersnoodles93
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Post by Peppersnoodles93 » March 10th, 2013, 7:16 pm

Bobs, a Girl Detective by Grace May North (1876 - 1960) .

This project is now complete! All audio files can be found on our catalog page: http://librivox.org/bobs-a-girl-detective-by-grace-may-north/
This is a great short chapter mystery book for girls. It is similar to Nancy Drew. Bobs is one of the four sisters whose parents die, leaving them with the responsibility of caring for themselves. They have to work together to be cheerful through the hard time and a long the way have many adventures! Let's start decoding the clues! (Summary by peppersnoodles93)
Volunteers outside the USA: Grace May North died in 1960. The author's work is still protected by copyright in places, like Europe, where copyright is author's death plus 70 years, and Australia (author's death plus 70 years for authors who died after 1955).
  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'd 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/42133
  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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    Keywords that describe the book:
    Girls; Mystery; Adventure; Solving; Clues
  6. BEFORE recording:
    Please check the Recording Notes:
    http://librivox.org/forum/viewtopic.php?p=6427#6430

    Set your recording software to:

    Channels: 1 (Mono)
    Bit Rate: 128 kbps
    Sample Rate: 44.1 kHz
  7. DURING recording:
    Please leave no more than 0.5 to 1 second of silence at the beginning of your recording!

    Make sure you add this to the beginning and end of your recording:
    Start of recording (Intro)
    • "Chapter [number] of Bobs, a Girl Detective. - 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]"
    • Say:
      " Bobs, a Girl Detective , by Grace May North . [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 Bobs, a Girl Detective , by Grace May North . "

    Please leave 5 seconds silence at the end of your recording, or 10 seconds for files longer than 30 minutes!

    Also, 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 new (free) version 1.3.3. of Audacity (Mac/Win) has much improved noise-cleaning. See this LibriVox wiki page for a complete guide.

    Save files as
    128 kbps MP3
    bobs_##_north.mp3 (all lower-case) where ## is your section number. (e.g. bobs_01_north.mp3)

    ID3 V2 tags
    (To find out more about ID3 tags, go to our wiki: http://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!

    Title: ## - [Section title]
    Artist: Grace May North
    Album: Bobs, a Girl Detective

    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:
      http://upload.librivox.org
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      (If you have trouble reading the image above, please message an admin)
    • You'll need to select the MC, which for this project is: mb - m8b1
    • 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. :)
Last edited by Peppersnoodles93 on April 25th, 2013, 6:37 pm, edited 1 time in total.
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Post by m8b1 » March 11th, 2013, 2:49 pm

Hi Peppersnoodles,

Your MW is all set up! I filled in the first few section titles for you. If you could follow that exact same scheme for the rest of the chapters, it would be much appreciated!

Have fun!

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Post by fiddlesticks » March 11th, 2013, 5:56 pm

Peppersnoodles has asked me to DPL and I eagerly accepted :D
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Post by m8b1 » March 12th, 2013, 8:34 am

I've added fiddlesticks as DPL. Moving on over to Readers Wanted!

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Post by WoollyBee » March 12th, 2013, 4:38 pm

Ooooh, sounds like fun! I'll take Sections 11 & 19. :D

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Post by Peppersnoodles93 » March 12th, 2013, 4:44 pm

You've got 'em!
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Post by WoollyBee » March 12th, 2013, 4:57 pm

Peppersnoodles93 wrote:You've got 'em!
Thanks! :thumbs:

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Post by ladylazarus » March 14th, 2013, 12:04 am

can i do sections 1 and 21-26?

Thanks!

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Post by Peppersnoodles93 » March 14th, 2013, 5:39 am

Hi Margaret,

Welcome! Thanks for signing up! :clap: I assigned you to those chapters. But, I couldn't find your 1-minute test on here, have you done one? Also is this your first recording? If so, you may want to pick shorter chapters to start with. I would be glad to help you edit your chapters or if you have any questions please PM me. :D

Have a great day! :D :D :mrgreen:
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Post by Peppersnoodles93 » March 14th, 2013, 6:53 am

Hi Margret I'm actually going to assign you one section till you get that one done plus the one min test. :) but when you are done with those two l, you can claim more! It's nice to have you on our team!
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Post by Caeristhiona » March 14th, 2013, 11:53 am

Can I have sections 2-5?
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Post by Peppersnoodles93 » March 14th, 2013, 12:07 pm

Welcome aboard! Yes of course. :mrgreen:
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Post by WoollyBee » March 15th, 2013, 7:23 am

Hi everyone!
I will be out of town until Tuesday, but on Wednesday I'll get straight to recording! :wink:
Thanks for understanding!
Sarah

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Post by Peppersnoodles93 » March 21st, 2013, 8:21 pm

Glad to have you back Sarah! :D We missed you! :mrgreen: :mrgreen:
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Post by kathryncatahan » March 22nd, 2013, 4:11 am

Hi, I'd like to have chapter 27 please. I will also be submitting my 1-minute test. My username is fine. Yeay, ok, thanks! :P

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