COMPLETE: Edison, His Life & Inventions by Dyer - ge

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Post by LibraryLady » January 15th, 2007, 9:24 pm

Good job getting it recorded Justin. I know what you mean, I find myself stumbling more when I read faster and am doing dialogue. I just have to take a few deep breaths and focus on reading more slowly. You'll get the hang of it! :)
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Post by Jazbees » January 22nd, 2007, 10:47 pm

Today's efforts: recorded section 02, edited and uploaded section 01...

http://librivox.justinanimator.com/edison_lifeinventions_01_dyer_martin.mp3

I hope to catch up and have section 02 edited before the week is out, but with extra duties I've taken on at work, I'm not sure how doable that is. We'll see...
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Post by LibraryLady » January 23rd, 2007, 7:19 am

Good job Justin!
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Post by Jazbees » January 29th, 2007, 9:33 pm

Didn't get anything recorded today, but I began the editing of section 02. Not gonna finish it tonight, though. Too late, too tired. I hope to finish it this week, but it'll be dodgy, and doing any recording before Saturday doesn't look promising.

On a side note, I skimmed through the entire text from beginning to end for the first time (should've done it much sooner), and am a little worried with how LONG most of the chapters are. They're just HUGE! The only consolation is that most of the appendix chapters are short, so if need be I could probably record those in pairs to make up for less productive weeks. It'll also help when I get some other side projects out of the way...hopefully soon.

Trying to think positive, trying to think positive... :)
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Post by Jazbees » February 6th, 2007, 9:09 pm

Finally finished editing section 02! No new recording, though. There's another project that I need to get through and clear off my plate before I can really devote the time to this that it needs, so this is going "on hold" for the time being. Shouldn't be holding longer than a few weeks, though, so please don't consider the project abandoned/orphaned.

Before posting section 02, though, here's my conundrum. In proof-listening to the final edit, I noticed numerous errors, mostly along the lines of word-swapping...saying "and" instead of "of," for example. Why I didn't catch these during recording is beyond me, but they're in there. So...do I try to re-record to fix these single-word flubs? In its current edit, the chapter is just over 20 minutes, and I'm REALLY hesitant to redo the entire thing. I could try to record only the phrases that need repair and replace the errant words with the correct ones. I've done this kind of thing on rare occasions before, and it would probably be less painful than a complete re-record.

I suppose I'm asking if I can just submit it as-is, or if I should undertake some kind of repair. (Somewhere on the site I've seen some comment about how precise we should strive to be in our readings, but for the life of me I haven't been able to find it.)
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Post by LibraryLady » February 8th, 2007, 7:11 am

The general rule is 1% error is acceptable. I guess it depends on how long your recording is but I doubt this warrants a re-record. My general guideline I use for my own recordings is if it changes the meaning of the text, I'll redo it. If not, I let it slide. It's up to you!
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Post by Jazbees » March 6th, 2007, 7:27 pm

The latest: still alive, but still busy, so this is still on hold.........but there's a tiny glimmer of light at the end of the tunnel! :)

As for the flubs, I'm gonna leave 'em. I think they easily fit under the 1% line.
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Post by LibraryLady » March 8th, 2007, 4:48 pm

Sounds fine, thanks for the update!
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Post by Jazbees » May 6th, 2007, 9:58 pm

Another update...same as last time.
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Post by Jazbees » June 16th, 2007, 5:12 pm

Yet another update. Some light starting to shine at the end of yonder tunnel! I hate making guesses when things are still unknown, but I venture to say that some time in the next month, some progress will be made. Keeping fingers crossed...
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Post by Gesine » June 25th, 2007, 5:46 am

Hi Jazbees, David (earthcalling) has a bit much on his plate for now, so I'll continue MCing this. If you need anything, would you please PM me, as I might not see every single post here. Thanks! :)
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Post by Gesine » July 22nd, 2007, 8:52 am

Jazbees, any news? Are you going to continue?
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Post by Jazbees » July 22nd, 2007, 5:02 pm

I want to continue. It's just difficult knowing when I'll actually get back to it with any degree of regularity. Things are in a bit of upheaval on the home front at the moment, and a lot of things are being re-evaluated in an attempt to settle down. This project will be affected by the outcome of that re-evaluation, and while it's not totally certain, my hope is that I'll be able to dig back into it more earnestly at the end of it all.
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Post by Gesine » July 23rd, 2007, 1:49 pm

All right. Please check in once a month with an update, will you?
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Post by Jazbees » July 23rd, 2007, 1:54 pm

Will do. I was trying to do that for a while, but lost track of time since the last post in June. Apologies for the lapse.

Re: the monthly updates, would you prefer a PM update, or an update note here in the thread?
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