COMPLETE The Elephant Man & other stories - thw

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Post by Elizabby » April 10th, 2019, 3:57 pm

The Elephant Man and other reminiscences by Frederick Treves (1853 - 1923).

In 1884, Professor Treves saw Joseph Merrick (known as the "Elephant Man") in a shop across the road from the London Hospital. Being also a teacher at the University, he brought Merrick to the London Hospital as a teaching case, and Merrick lived there until his death in April 1890. This book of "reminiscences" includes the story of the "Elephant Man" as well as other interesting cases from Sir Treves' practice as a doctor. (Summary by Beth Thomas)
  • This project is complete. All audio files may be found in our catalog at https://librivox.org/the-elephant-man-and-other-reminiscences-by-frederick-treves/


    1. How to claim a part, and "how it all works" here To find a section to record, simply look at point 5. below at the sections. All the ones without names beside them are "up for grabs." Click "Post reply" at the top left of the screen and tell us which section you would like to read (include the section number from the left-most column in the reader list, please). Read points 6. to 8. below for what to do before, during and after your recording.
    2. New to recording? Please read our Newbie Guide to Recording!
    3. Is there a deadline? We ask that you submit your recorded sections within 1-2 months of placing your claim. Please note that to be fair to the readers who have completed their sections in a timely way, if you haven't submitted your recording(s) after two months, your sections will automatically be re-opened for other readers to claim, unless you post in this thread to request an extension. Extensions will be granted at the discretion of the Book Coordinator. If you cannot do your section, for whatever reason, just let me know and it'll go back to the pool. There's no shame in this; we're all volunteers and things happen. Please do not sign up for more sections than you can complete within the two month deadline.
    4. Where do I find the text? Source text (please only read from this text!): https://archive.org/details/elephantmanother00trevuoft/page/n7
    5. Please claim sections (the numbers in the first column below)! If this is your first recording, please let me know under which name or pseudonym you'd like to appear in the LibriVox catalogue. We can also link to a personal website/blog.

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      BC Admin ===========================================
      This paragraph is temporary and will be replaced by the MC with the list of sections and reader (Magic Window) once this project is in the admin system.
      • Project Code: wyP8OHxz
      • Link to author on Wikipedia (if available): (Frederick Treves) : https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sir_Frederick_Treves,_1st
      • Link to title on Wikipedia (if available):
      • Number of sections (files) this project will have: 12
      • Does the project have an introduction or preface [y/n]: No
      • Original publication date (if known):
      • If you are a new volunteer, how would you like your name (or pseudonym) credited in the catalog? Do you have a URL you would like associated with your name?:
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      Genres for the project: *Non-fiction/Biography & Autobiography/Memoirs

      Keywords that describe the book: elephant man, joseph merrick, john merrick

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    6. BEFORE recording: Please check the Recording Notes: viewtopic.php?p=6430#p6430

      Set your recording software to:
      Channels: 1 (Mono)
      Bit Rate: 128 kbps
      Sample Rate: 44.1 kHz
    7. DURING recording:
      No more than 0.5 to 1 second of silence at the beginning of the recording!
      Make sure you add this to the beginning of your recording:
      START of recording (Intro)
      • "Chapter [number] of The Elephant Man and other reminiscences. This is a LibriVox recording. All LibriVox recordings are in the public domain. For more information, or to volunteer, please visit: librivox DOT org"
      • If you wish, say: "Recording by [your name], [city, your blog, podcast, web address]"
      • Say:
        "The Elephant Man and other reminiscences, by Frederick Treves. [Chapter]"

      END of recording
      • At the end of the section, say:
        "End of [Chapter]"
      • At the end of the book, say (in addition):
        "End of The Elephant Man and other reminiscences, by Frederick Treves. "

      There should be ~5 seconds silence at the end of the recording.

      Please remember to check this thread frequently for updates!
    8. AFTER recording
      Need noise-cleaning?
      Listen to your file through headphones. If you can hear some constant background noise (hiss/buzz), you may want to clean it up a bit. The latest version of Audacity is recommended for noise-cleaning. See this LibriVox wiki page for a complete guide.
      Save files as
      128 kbps MP3
      elephantman_##_treves_128kb.mp3 (all lower-case) where ## is the section number (e.g. elephantman_01_treves_128kb.mp3)


      Transfer of files (completed recordings) Please always post in this forum thread when you've sent a file. Also, post the length of the recording (file duration: mm:ss) together with the link.
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Post by ToddHW » April 10th, 2019, 6:52 pm

I can MC this.

Thanks, Todd

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Post by Elizabby » April 10th, 2019, 8:01 pm

Thanks Todd! I'll fill out the MW tonight after I get home from work.

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Post by Elizabby » April 10th, 2019, 9:56 pm

Todd, I've just realized that Chapter 1 is a massive 38 pages. I'm not sure if I will need two sections for it or not. Problem is that it's the first section and will throw all the section numbers off. Would it be possible to create a section 0 later if I need it? Or maybe call the first section 0 now? Then all the other chapter numbers won't be affected.

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Post by ToddHW » April 11th, 2019, 3:58 am

Yes, I can add other sections to the MW, including a 0 if you need it. Though there is no problem having chapter and section numbers different - so long as you change the initial intro/outro text to be about sections, not chapters.

Thanks, Todd

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Post by elsieselwyn » April 11th, 2019, 5:42 am

I can DPL this.

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Post by MikeCasey » April 11th, 2019, 1:20 pm

Hello, I'm a new volunteer, but my test came out square.
I'd like to volunteer to read section 2 The Old Receiving Room.
You can credit me just as "Mike Casey", I don't have a URL or anything to plug.

Looking at the text, it's very, kind of, conversational, but with a nice cadence and tone to it that should really make a fun read. Some of the other projects I've looked at can seem a little stuffy, or just have challenging intonations due to the amount of time that has passed.

I should be able to have it recorded this weekend, and definitely cleaned up by the next.

Please let me know if I can join you. I've read all the guides, but very open to learning if there is anything I'm missing.

Best! :thumbs:

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Post by Elizabby » April 11th, 2019, 1:41 pm

elsieselwyn wrote:
April 11th, 2019, 5:42 am
I can DPL this.
Thanks Elsie, that's excellent!

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Post by Elizabby » April 11th, 2019, 1:46 pm

MikeCasey wrote:
April 11th, 2019, 1:20 pm
Hello, I'm a new volunteer, but my test came out square.
I'd like to volunteer to read section 2 The Old Receiving Room.
You can credit me just as "Mike Casey"
Thanks Mike, Chapter 2 is yours! All the instructions you need should be in the first post, but let me know if you get stuck!

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Post by ToddHW » April 11th, 2019, 1:55 pm

DPL added to MW.

Thanks, Todd

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Post by svonb002 » April 11th, 2019, 2:30 pm

The Elephant Man has very impactful film and play adaptations. It's nice to see the original volume now in the public domain. May I claim section 3, "The Twenty Krone Piece"?
~ Stefan V.

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Post by Elizabby » April 11th, 2019, 4:58 pm

Thanks Stephan, Chapter 3 is yours!

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Post by MajorHistory » April 12th, 2019, 2:44 pm

I'll take 4, 5, 6 and 7

Thanks,

Mike
Cogito, ergo sum.

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Post by MikeCasey » April 12th, 2019, 4:20 pm

I managed to devote some time and get Chapter 2 recorded and edited. It sounds alright to me, but please let me know if there is anything more I could/should be doing.

Mp3Gain shows it at 88.7dB for me.

https://librivox.org/uploads/toddhw/elephantman_02_treves_128kp.mp3

I'll take chapters 11 and 12, too, if you'll assign them to me. Glad I'm not a surgeon back in the day.

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Post by Elizabby » April 12th, 2019, 5:06 pm

MikeCasey wrote:
April 12th, 2019, 4:20 pm
I managed to devote some time and get Chapter 2 recorded and edited. It sounds alright to me, but please let me know if there is anything more I could/should be doing.

Mp3Gain shows it at 88.7dB for me.

https://librivox.org/uploads/toddhw/elephantman_02_treves_128kp.mp3

I'll take chapters 11 and 12, too, if you'll assign them to me. Glad I'm not a surgeon back in the day.
Thanks Mike, the only other thing I need is the duration of the file in minutes and seconds, like this: mm:ss. I currently have your file as 22:41, but usually it works as a double check if you post the duration as well. That way if my file is 22:41 and yours is 33:41, we know the uploader chopped off 11 minutes of your recording!

This file is now in the MW and those other two chapters are assigned to you. Yes, as a doctor myself I'm interested in old medical writings - but glad I wasn't working back then!

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