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Hurrikane1995
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Post by Hurrikane1995 » October 11th, 2020, 6:47 pm

Where do I go to find books to proof listen? I don't even know how I would go about any of this. I'm still really confused on this site.

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Post by spatel2 » October 11th, 2020, 7:28 pm

I'm definitely not the most experienced on the site, but what I can say is that projects with the tilde(~) need a proof listener. You just tell the BC(Book Coordinator) that you want to DPL. You can also tell by looking at the MW. If there is something that says, "This project has a DPL that will....", then that project doesn't need a DPL.

But, I am not the most experienced, so I can't say much about this.
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Post by RSlabaugh » October 11th, 2020, 7:32 pm

My suggestion is to start out by reading this post: viewtopic.php?p=318667#p318667
I know there's a lot to read there, but it gives a wealth of information that you will need to be able to proof listen as required. Also check out the links within the post. Some things get repeated, but so much the better for having them stick in the memory! :wink:

Yes, that's where I started - before volunteering for the first project I DPLed. And after gaining experience, I still went back every so often to refresh on what is expected. Another thing I found helpful was to check around and see how long-time PLers do things, their style of posting PL results and encouragement, etc. Then I somewhat patterned after that in a way that made sense to me.

And by all means also record if you can! A little experience in Audacity and Checker go a long way when it comes to making PL notes. I never got into recording, so some areas of PLing are still a challenge to me.

Hope this helps! :)
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Post by adrianstephens » October 15th, 2020, 9:05 am

Hurrikane1995 wrote:
October 11th, 2020, 6:47 pm
Where do I go to find books to proof listen? I don't even know how I would go about any of this. I'm still really confused on this site.
I echo the other comments. Please read the instructions and search for a project you would like to help with that doesn't have a DPL (dedicated proof listener). Exchange private messages with the book's coordinator (BC) and explain what you'd like to do. I should imagine they will be more than happy to help you.
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