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Post by linny » May 15th, 2020, 7:00 am

philchenevert wrote:
May 14th, 2020, 4:41 pm
I love when a brand new LV person struggles through their 1 minute test with me and after multiple tries, finally gets that OK to jump in and record. A very nice feeling for me and I presume for them. I also love when a new person tries their first recording in one of my projects and also finally gets the PL OK. I know they feel a thrill and it's nice to be a part of that. My imagination pictures them looking eagerly through Readers Wanted with their self confidence going up all the time. Image Yea, that's nice.
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Post by maxgal » May 21st, 2020, 8:06 am

philchenevert wrote:
May 14th, 2020, 4:41 pm
I also love when a new person tries their first recording in one of my projects and also finally gets the PL OK. I know they feel a thrill and it's nice to be a part of that. My imagination pictures them looking eagerly through Readers Wanted with their self confidence going up all the time. Image Yea, that's nice.
YES!!!
Gavenport as DPL did this with me for my first recording nearly a year ago, "The Transfer" in GhoHor 034.
We went back & forth several times, and I'm sure there were a few :roll: on his end...
As I said to him when it finally was PL OK:

Unbelievable!
I was ready to give up so many times.
Take it from a truly technophobic Luddite: You have NO IDEA how gratifying this is.
Thanks for all your help and patience.


Every aspect of LV -- hardware, software, tutorials, forum navigation, uploading, techno-jargon, etc etc etc -- was a nearly vertical learning curve.
But "nevertheless, she persisted" ... with the invaluable help and encouragement of a great many generous LVers.
I'm still a technophobic Luddite, but I'm a bit better at wrangling the logistics by now.

...LJB
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Post by mightyfelix » May 23rd, 2020, 9:38 am

When you have a new recording setup and decide to test it, and you realize that you've checked so many one-minute tests that you can rattle off the Peter Piper test script without even thinking! :lol:

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Post by Ambsweet13 » June 6th, 2020, 9:45 pm

When you’re Librivox signature looks just how you wanted it to after an HOUR of struggling with it. :D
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Post by mightyfelix » June 27th, 2020, 3:12 pm

... how you don't have to get all dressed up and fix your hair to come to LibriVox? :lol: Or am I the only one that's really that lazy? :roll:

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Post by JayKitty76 » June 27th, 2020, 4:49 pm

mightyfelix wrote:
June 27th, 2020, 3:12 pm
... how you don't have to get all dressed up and fix your hair to come to LibriVox? :lol: Or am I the only one that's really that lazy? :roll:
Nope if that's the case we're lazy together :lol: I've always loved that about LibriVox. But then of course I can't show up sick because my voice will sound terrible :lol:
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Too few in number and too proud to hide
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"You're still our brothers and we will fight for you."

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Post by linny » September 3rd, 2020, 7:31 am

...when a job you think you will enjoy basically falls into your lap?

Starting next week I will be teaching at the local state college a few hours a day with their GED program. I haven't worked since I finished my MBA almost 2 years ago. With an undergrad in Healthcare I thought I would land in a medical facility but this just sounded too fun to resist.

Fingers crossed. :D

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Post by KevinS » September 3rd, 2020, 8:41 am

linny wrote:
September 3rd, 2020, 7:31 am
...when a job you think you will enjoy basically falls into your lap?

Starting next week I will be teaching at the local state college a few hours a day with their GED program. I haven't worked since I finished my MBA almost 2 years ago. With an undergrad in Healthcare I thought I would land in a medical facility but this just sounded too fun to resist.

Fingers crossed. :D
Wonderful! Congratulations!

I've always thought I would land in a medical facility, too, but, in my case, on the wrong side of a locked door.
What? What's that? Why are you shouting?

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Post by linny » September 3rd, 2020, 8:43 am

KevinS wrote:
September 3rd, 2020, 8:41 am
I've always thought I would land in a medical facility, too, but, in my case, on the wrong side of a locked door.
Thank you, Kevin!

Every day I don't end up in a straight jacket is another day I fooled them. :lol:

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Post by TriciaG » October 16th, 2020, 12:03 pm

Has anyone else used their LV skills outside of LV?

I just recorded our church's accessibility policy (required by law) and will burn it to multiple CDs for those who cannot read printed material. :9:

In the past, I've also helped produce the speaking parts for a puppet show. (We used my mic and laptop, and the "talent" recorded their lines. I edited out the flubs, etc.)
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Post by ColleenMc » October 16th, 2020, 2:39 pm

I parlayed my proof listening experience here into a paid gig via Upwork that involved prooflistening en entire solo recording of the Quran, word perfect.

Colleen

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Post by jennlea » October 17th, 2020, 7:36 am

TriciaG wrote:
October 16th, 2020, 12:03 pm
Has anyone else used their LV skills outside of LV?
I created a project for my STEAM class that involved writing a radio commercial, recording it, and then editing it. It was great fun and very entertaining to listen to the finished commercials. I teach middle school so you can imagine what they might have sounded like :lol:
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Post by ColleenMc » October 17th, 2020, 8:32 am

I realize I post pretty often to the "Don't you hate..." topic, usually venting about things that interrupt recording, so I decided if I complain there I'm going to balance it by posting something I love.

So....don't you love when you find a short story that is just delightful, hidden away and forgotten in an old magazine and probably never collected in a book or anthology anywhere, and you just can't wait to record it?

I found one of those last night, and it was hard not to jump right out of bed and come record it!

Colleen

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