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Another newbie through the BBC

Posted: March 1st, 2006, 12:08 pm
by Plum Hill
I was driving home last night with the radio on (BBC Radio 4, In Touch), and this sounded like it was for me. So here I am.

I'm a part-time ESOL teacher and part-time technical writer, living on the Wales/England border between Chester and Shrewsbury.

Greetings to all.


Posted: March 1st, 2006, 12:48 pm
by Peter Why
Hello, Graham,
and welcome to LibriVox. It's fun; initially a bit strange to know that the voice which comes out of *your* head is going to be heard around the world ... but it's just like reading to a friend or to children. Find something you enjoy reading ... initially a very short piece is probably best, to give you a feeling of how to produce these recordings ... then Go!

Thanks for the pointer to the BBC; I usually jump directly to the forums, and hadn't noticed the link to the In Touch programme.


Posted: March 1st, 2006, 1:39 pm
by gToon
Welcome, Graham. I've been here at the site for several months now and have been very impressed with all the help I've gotten here. You might consider starting out with a small project and then work your way up. A site that contains thousands of public domain books (complete texts) is:

I've enjoyed just browsing through the list of authors and titles. You might find something there that you'd like to read aloud.

Searching throught the forums and faqs will help you figure out what we are up to as well.

Good luck!

Posted: March 1st, 2006, 2:43 pm
by Cori
Nice to have you here, Graham. Welcome and Enjoy!

Posted: March 1st, 2006, 3:00 pm
by Bronwyn Kate
Hi Graham/Plum Hill!

What are you going to read first, do you think?

You're going to do a great job with us!

Well done about the teaching too.

Posted: March 1st, 2006, 5:36 pm
by ChipDoc
Welcome to LibriVox, Graham! I'm actually familiar with the InTouch programming; we ran it on the Radio Reading Service for the Blind and Print Handicapped where I worked for several years here in Tampa. They do very good work and it's nice to hear that they're still at it.

Take gToon's advice and pick something brief to start off with. It's easier to get used to the mechanics of recording for LibriVox that way. There are several good projects going in the Readers Wanted: Short Works section.

It's great to have you aboard, Graham; it's always good to hear a fresh voice in the mix!

Posted: March 1st, 2006, 8:05 pm
by hugh

Thanks, everyone!

Posted: March 6th, 2006, 2:25 pm
by Plum Hill
You're all very kind - thank you for these messages.

I just did it! I posted a reading of Sonnet 130.

Isn't this great?


Posted: March 6th, 2006, 2:56 pm
by hugh
will you be reading some housman for us??