COMPLETE: The Turkish Embassy Letters by Lady Mary Wortley Montagu -jo

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Post by knotyouraveragejo » August 31st, 2020, 9:29 pm

Hi Michael,

Shall I put you in as DPL here?
Jo
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Post by Kazbek » September 1st, 2020, 5:42 am

knotyouraveragejo wrote:
August 31st, 2020, 9:29 pm
Hi Michael,

Shall I put you in as DPL here?
Hi Jo,

Yes, thank you.

Michael

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Post by NancyChris » September 2nd, 2020, 4:20 pm

Hi NancyChris,

Thanks for volunteering! Unless otherwise specified, readers can decide whether they want to read each particular footnote. If the BC has special instructions about footnotes, they usually put them above the Magic Window. In this case, I'm asking readers not to read the footnotes (because they interrupt the flow of the letters and don't reflect current scholarship). Thanks for checking!

Here's your reader page:

https://librivox.org/reader/14869

Let me know if you have any other questions.

Michael
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Hey Michael,

Sorry to be such a pain, but would you please change my catalog name to: Nancy Midlin.

I am uploading file with the first section now.

Thank you.

NancyChris

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Post by NancyChris » September 2nd, 2020, 4:26 pm

Hi Michael,

I just uploaded Section 1 of The Turkish Embassy Letters. Here is the link:

https://librivox.org/uploads/knotyouraveragejo/turkishembassyletters_1_wortleymontagu_128kb.mp3

Duration: 18' 12"496

Sure hope I did all of this correctly on my inaugural submission. If not, I look forward to fixing.

Thank you for this opportunity!

NancyChris

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Post by Kazbek » September 2nd, 2020, 6:31 pm

NancyChris wrote:
September 2nd, 2020, 4:26 pm
Hi Michael,

I just uploaded Section 1 of The Turkish Embassy Letters. Here is the link:

https://librivox.org/uploads/knotyouraveragejo/turkishembassyletters_1_wortleymontagu_128kb.mp3

Duration: 18' 12"496

Sure hope I did all of this correctly on my inaugural submission. If not, I look forward to fixing.

Thank you for this opportunity!

NancyChris
Thank you, Nancy! I'll listen to it soon.

I'll ask our MC to change your catalog name.

Michael

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Post by ke126 » September 2nd, 2020, 7:21 pm

I'd like to claim section 5

thanks!

-Kristin

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Post by Kazbek » September 2nd, 2020, 7:29 pm

ke126 wrote:
September 2nd, 2020, 7:21 pm
I'd like to claim section 5

thanks!

-Kristin
Thanks, Kristin!

Michael

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Post by Kazbek » September 2nd, 2020, 9:03 pm

NancyChris wrote:
September 2nd, 2020, 4:26 pm
Hi Michael,

I just uploaded Section 1 of The Turkish Embassy Letters. Here is the link:

https://librivox.org/uploads/knotyouraveragejo/turkishembassyletters_1_wortleymontagu_128kb.mp3

Duration: 18' 12"496

Sure hope I did all of this correctly on my inaugural submission. If not, I look forward to fixing.

Thank you for this opportunity!

NancyChris
Hi Nancy,

It's a special moment when you PL someone's first LV contribution and hear a reading as accomplished as this! Thanks for adding the text before the first letter. I just realized the instructions were unclear on this point.

There are a couple of technical points that do need to be fixed:

1) The silence at the start should be no more than 1 second, and the silence at the end should be ~5 seconds. Please shorten the former and lengthen the latter.

2) The average volume is 83.9 dB, which is outside our target range of 86–92 dB (ideal 89 dB). I'm not familiar with Twisted Wave, but hopefully you know how to amplify your recording. If you want, you can download the Checker program and check yourself the volume and other technical specs we look for.

https://wiki.librivox.org/index.php/Checker

Also, your catalog name has been changed.

Michael

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Post by NancyChris » September 3rd, 2020, 6:20 pm

Kazbek wrote:
September 2nd, 2020, 9:03 pm
NancyChris wrote:
September 2nd, 2020, 4:26 pm
Hi Michael,

I just uploaded Section 1 of The Turkish Embassy Letters. Here is the link:

https://librivox.org/uploads/knotyouraveragejo/turkishembassyletters_1_wortleymontagu_128kb.mp3

Duration: 18' 12"496

Sure hope I did all of this correctly on my inaugural submission. If not, I look forward to fixing.

Thank you for this opportunity!

NancyChris
Hi Nancy,

It's a special moment when you PL someone's first LV contribution and hear a reading as accomplished as this! Thanks for adding the text before the first letter. I just realized the instructions were unclear on this point.

There are a couple of technical points that do need to be fixed:

1) The silence at the start should be no more than 1 second, and the silence at the end should be ~5 seconds. Please shorten the former and lengthen the latter.

2) The average volume is 83.9 dB, which is outside our target range of 86–92 dB (ideal 89 dB). I'm not familiar with Twisted Wave, but hopefully you know how to amplify your recording. If you want, you can download the Checker program and check yourself the volume and other technical specs we look for.

https://wiki.librivox.org/index.php/Checker

Also, your catalog name has been changed.

Michael
Hi Again,

What a learning experience this has been! Here is the new file:

https://librivox.org/uploads/knotyouraveragejo/turkishembassyletters_1_wortleymontagu_128kb.mp3

I believe I have the correct amount of silence at the beginning and end and I'm pretty sure I successfully increased volume -- I downloaded Checker and the file "passed," so I hope the quality is still okay. If not, I will be happy (well, maybe not exactly "happy," but certainly "willing") to re-record.

Thank you also for your kind words. They were a real confidence-booster!
Nancy

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Post by NancyChris » September 3rd, 2020, 6:20 pm

NancyChris wrote:
September 3rd, 2020, 6:20 pm
Kazbek wrote:
September 2nd, 2020, 9:03 pm
NancyChris wrote:
September 2nd, 2020, 4:26 pm
Hi Michael,

I just uploaded Section 1 of The Turkish Embassy Letters. Here is the link:

https://librivox.org/uploads/knotyouraveragejo/turkishembassyletters_1_wortleymontagu_128kb.mp3

Duration: 18' 12"496

Sure hope I did all of this correctly on my inaugural submission. If not, I look forward to fixing.

Thank you for this opportunity!

NancyChris
Hi Nancy,

It's a special moment when you PL someone's first LV contribution and hear a reading as accomplished as this! Thanks for adding the text before the first letter. I just realized the instructions were unclear on this point.

There are a couple of technical points that do need to be fixed:

1) The silence at the start should be no more than 1 second, and the silence at the end should be ~5 seconds. Please shorten the former and lengthen the latter.

2) The average volume is 83.9 dB, which is outside our target range of 86–92 dB (ideal 89 dB). I'm not familiar with Twisted Wave, but hopefully you know how to amplify your recording. If you want, you can download the Checker program and check yourself the volume and other technical specs we look for.

https://wiki.librivox.org/index.php/Checker

Also, your catalog name has been changed.

Michael
Hi Again,

What a learning experience this has been! Here is the new file:

https://librivox.org/uploads/knotyouraveragejo/turkishembassyletters_1_wortleymontagu_128kb.mp3

I believe I have the correct amount of silence at the beginning and end and I'm pretty sure I successfully increased volume -- I downloaded Checker and the file "passed," so I hope the quality is still okay. If not, I will be happy (well, maybe not exactly "happy," but certainly "willing") to re-record.

Thank you also for your kind words. They were a real confidence-booster!
Nancy
Oops -- forgot to tell you that duration is 18'15"9

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Post by Kazbek » September 3rd, 2020, 7:35 pm

NancyChris wrote:
September 3rd, 2020, 6:20 pm
Hi Again,

What a learning experience this has been! Here is the new file:

https://librivox.org/uploads/knotyouraveragejo/turkishembassyletters_1_wortleymontagu_128kb.mp3

I believe I have the correct amount of silence at the beginning and end and I'm pretty sure I successfully increased volume -- I downloaded Checker and the file "passed," so I hope the quality is still okay. If not, I will be happy (well, maybe not exactly "happy," but certainly "willing") to re-record.

Thank you also for your kind words. They were a real confidence-booster!
Nancy
Thank you, Nancy! Now everything's perfect. PL OK! :)

Michael

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Post by Manders375 » September 29th, 2020, 9:47 pm

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Post by Kazbek » September 30th, 2020, 6:09 am

Thank you, Amanda!

Michael

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Post by Kazbek » September 30th, 2020, 9:20 pm

PL OK. Well done!

Michael

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Post by Manders375 » September 30th, 2020, 9:34 pm

Awesome, thanks! 😊
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