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Post by SueMarge » May 24th, 2018, 6:23 pm

Hello Everyone,
What a great platform. I discovered LibriVox when I was looking for audiobooks for my 88-year-old Mother to listen to. She has lost a lot of her vision and cannot read anymore so my sincere appreciation goes out to all of you who make it possible for her to continue to enjoy the written word.

I then discovered that I might be able to make a living out of producing audiobooks for others. So I am embarking on this journey with you. In appreciation for this service you provide and as practice for a possible paying job.

Thank you for the opportunity to be apart of such a great service. I hope to be able to help out in other areas eventually also.
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Post by msfry » May 26th, 2018, 6:56 am

Hi SueMarge, welcome t Librivox. Indeed, you are in a great place to hone your skills, and the more you read the better you will get. And yes, LV does a great service to the blind as well as to people too busy to sit in one place and read. First thing is to submit your 1-minute test per your Welcome Letter and get the OK on your tech specs, and then tackle a few short sections to get the hang of how to participate in the system. We access each other's projects through the forums, which you can reach by clicking Board Index in the menu bar above, or hover over LV in the upper left corner. Find a project you like, request to read an Open section or two that you see in the MW (Magic Window), and wait for the BC (Book Coordinator) to sign you up. Then proceed to record, edit and proof your section until you are satisfied with it, upload it and wait for PL Notes or PL OK from that project's DPL (Dedicated Proof Listener). What to say for the Intro, Outro, special instructions from the BC, what to name your file, where to upload, are all spelled out in the First Post of each project. By the way, the most recent post in each forum is on the last page. And to receive email notification of answers to everything you post, you must stay signed into Librivox. HINT: I never sign out.

Enjoy yourself. There's lots to learn, lots to do, people to help, and much fun to have here.
Michele Fry, CC
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"Knowing that a tomato is actually a fruit is Knowledge. Wisdom is not putting one in a fruit salad."

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