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TomU
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Post by TomU » July 17th, 2017, 10:48 am

I love to read, and am looking for opportunities to contribute my voice to this wonderful community. I think of the millions of people who are not able to read, but can follow classics and other works in the public domain through your site.

I intend to volunteer to read, but am a little nervous about the technical aspects of editing the sound.

Tom U

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Post by Lynnet » September 22nd, 2017, 5:19 pm

Hi Tom and welcome.
Don't worry about not being tech savvy... few of us are when we start. The best starting point is submitting a one minute test and the team there will guide you on getting your setup right. http://wiki.librivox.org/index.php/1-Minute_Test

We have loads of tools and information about editing and volume. You can take things as slowly as you want. You mention the classics: making them available to the non-reading public (or those who like to multi-task) is a great goal but they do tend to be more challenging to read. I'd recommend looking at the Readers Wanted forums (see the drop-down menu at the bottom of the page) and select a shortish section (say around 1000 words). A hint here: children's works tend to be easier to read, so you're not worrying about too many things at once. And please don't be afraid to ask questions -- I've not come across anyone here who bites 8-) -- we were all new once.
Lynne
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