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Amending the wording of a book if it is just wrong

Posted: July 18th, 2020, 8:11 am
by shellbellinnes
Is it ok to amend an author's text if they have just quite obviously got a word or a tense wrong or is considered bad form?

Re: Amending the wording of a book if it is just wrong

Posted: July 18th, 2020, 8:18 am
by TriciaG
No: https://wiki.librivox.org/index.php?title=Recording_%26_Text_Policies

Word or tense wrong, MIGHT be a case of the transcriber making an error. That would depend on your source and if you can verify the original publication text.

But we do not change offensive words, or if it's written wrong in the original, we generally keep it that way. We're not an editorial service. ;)

Re: Amending the wording of a book if it is just wrong

Posted: July 18th, 2020, 12:10 pm
by shellbellinnes
Ok. Thanks for the response :D

Re: Amending the wording of a book if it is just wrong

Posted: July 19th, 2020, 5:04 pm
by sjmarky
Some typos/errors will slip through Gutenberg's proofers. If I come across something that I am pretty sure is a text error, I make the correction and alert the PLer when I upload the section.