Hello from Portland, and two questions

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eveleaf
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Post by eveleaf » August 2nd, 2006, 7:03 pm

First of all, thank you everyone for this fantastic service. My husband and I have been listening to Libravox for months now, and we just adore it.

I have a few questions I hope someone can help me with.

#1, do you need listeners or readers more? I'd be willing to help out wherever I'm needed most. I do have the ability to make audio files and I like to read, but I'm just as willing to do the listening if that is what is needed more.

#2, If recording, would I have to use my real name and location, or could I instead use an alias and website? For example, "Reading by Eveleaf, www.rateyourwriting.com. Please let me know.

Thanks!
Eve

Breefolk
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Post by Breefolk » August 2nd, 2006, 7:09 pm

Hi eveleaf and welcome.

To answer your question about the recording, lots of people don't give their real name, so I don't see it as a problem if you prefer to remain anonymous. :)

As for which do we need more, recorders or listeners? I think the answer is we need both, so do what you like to do. I spent most of my time until recently recording. I just started listening, and both are fun. I guess the important thing is to have a good time. That way you keep coming back for more. :)
-Christiane Levesque

Kristen
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Post by Kristen » August 2nd, 2006, 7:30 pm

It's rewarding to hear that you like LibriVox enough to choose to contribute. Thanks!

Anonymity is fine. And as for whether we need more readers or more listeners, I think Breefolk got it right - do what you'll be most excited to do. That will be great.

If you decide to record and you're new to recording, starting with something short like a poem is a good idea. That way you can iron out the kinks in the process before you devote hours to reading and editing a long chapter. There are lots of friendly folks in the forum who can help you if you have questions, so don't be afraid to ask for technical assistance.
Kristen
http://www.mediatinker.com
[url=http://librivox.org/wiki/moin.cgi/KristenMcQuillin/]My recordings & claimed chapters[/url]

ceastman
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Post by ceastman » August 3rd, 2006, 11:16 am

Hello and welcome!

There's some useful information over in our wiki:

http://www.librivox.org/wiki/moin.cgi

especially down in the Newbie Guide to Recording, if you've not done this sort of thing before.

We can ALWAYS use help over in Listeners Wanted - that's the big way that I participate while at work. That, and forum-trolling. :)

-Catharine

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