COMPLETE Mildred and Elsie by Martha Finley - icequeen

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Post by knittedpiano » December 13th, 2019, 7:04 pm

Mildred and Elsie by Martha Finley (1828 - 1909).


This project is now complete! All audio files can be found on our catalog page: https://librivox.org/mildred-and-elsie-by-martha-finley/

Mildred returns home from visiting her mother's relatives. She continues to grow in wisdom and beauty and receives many proposals of marriage. She is an ever-increasing blessing to her family and community. In-laws are added to the family, and they enjoy a visit from Horace Dinsmore and his daughter Elsie. Note: The chapters were labeled incorrectly on Project Gutenberg, but it is still complete. (Amy)
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      Magic Window:



      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.

      [list]
      [*] Project Code: 1FtCkcml

      [*]Link to author on Wikipedia (if available): (Martha Finley) : https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Martha_Finley
      [*]Link to title on Wikipedia (if available): https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mildred_Keith
      [*]Number of sections (files) this project will have: 24
      [*]Does the project have an introduction or preface [y/n]: No
      [*]Original publication date (if known): 1881
      [*]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: Family Life; Religious Fiction/Christian Fiction

    Keywords that describe the book: love, family, following god

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  • 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
  • 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 Mildred and Elsie. 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:
      "Mildred and Elsie, by Martha Finley. [Chapter]"

    END of recording
    • At the end of the section, say:
      "End of [Chapter]"
    • If you wish, say:
      "Recording by [your name], [city, your blog, podcast, web address]"
    • At the end of the book, say (in addition):
      "End of Mildred and Elsie, by Martha Finley. "

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

    Please remember to check this thread frequently for updates!
  • 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
    mildredandelsie_##_finley_128kb.mp3 (all lower-case) where ## is the section number (e.g. mildredandelsie_01_finley_128kb.mp3)
  • Example ID3 V2 tags
    (To find out more about ID3 tags, go to our wiki: https://wiki.librivox.org/index.php/What_is_ID3)
    Add the following tags to your .mp3 file (how you do this depends on which software you use – if you are unsure about ID3 tags, send me a message). Please mind upper and lower case!
    Artist: Martha Finley
    Title: ## - [Section title]
    Album: Mildred and Elsie

    Please ignore tags for Genre and Track Number - these will be filled in automatically at the cataloguing stage.
    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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    • You'll need to select the MC, which for this project is: icequeen
    • When your upload is complete, you will receive a link - please post it in this thread.
    • If this doesn't work, or you have questions, please check our How To Send Your Recording wiki page.

    Any questions?
    Please post below
Last edited by knittedpiano on February 21st, 2020, 1:48 pm, edited 2 times in total.
~Amy

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Post by icequeen » December 13th, 2019, 9:24 pm

Hi Amy,

I can MC this one for you! Back in a moment with your MW!
Ann

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Post by icequeen » December 13th, 2019, 9:27 pm

OK, you are ready! We will wait here a day or two to see if we can pick up a DPL.
Ann

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Post by adrianstephens » December 14th, 2019, 12:14 am

I'll take the first six sections. Thank you.
My Librivox-related YouTube series starts here: Part 0: Introduction. https://youtu.be/pMHYycgA5VU
...
Part 15: Case Study (Poem) https://youtu.be/41sr_VC1Qxo
Part 16: Case Study 2 (Dramatic Reading) https://youtu.be/GBIAd469vnM

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Post by knittedpiano » December 14th, 2019, 10:59 am

Perfect!!

The first six sections are yours!
~Amy

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Post by knittedpiano » December 14th, 2019, 7:13 pm

I will take section seven.
~Amy

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Post by stellaeinnocte » December 15th, 2019, 2:49 am

Hi there!, I'd be happy to PL some of this for you

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Post by icequeen » December 15th, 2019, 2:09 pm

stellaeinnocte wrote:
December 15th, 2019, 2:49 am
Hi there!, I'd be happy to PL some of this for you

Hello and welcome to LibriVox!

Are you volunteering to be the dedicated proof listener (DPL)? If so, or if you are wanting to do some hit-and-run PL'ing to see if it is right for you, check out this link to see what we require for proof listening. This project just needs a Standard level of listening, and that is all explained in that link. Please let us know what you would like to do, and there is no rush because we don't have any sections in yet!

Moving us over to Readers Wanted!
Ann

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Post by stellaeinnocte » December 16th, 2019, 1:15 am

Hey again,
New to the platform so I'm happy to test out some PL's for you and see if I can become a DPL

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Post by adrianstephens » December 16th, 2019, 8:22 am

knittedpiano wrote:
December 14th, 2019, 10:59 am
Perfect!!

The first six sections are yours!
Thank you, Amy.
Here's section 1: https://librivox.org/uploads/icequeen/mildredandelsie_01_finley_128kb.mp3 @ 13:15.
I'd value criticism from you and the PL as to whether my characterisation goes over the top.
I've just been doing some dramatic readings, and can't quite shake off its influence :?
My Librivox-related YouTube series starts here: Part 0: Introduction. https://youtu.be/pMHYycgA5VU
...
Part 15: Case Study (Poem) https://youtu.be/41sr_VC1Qxo
Part 16: Case Study 2 (Dramatic Reading) https://youtu.be/GBIAd469vnM

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Post by knittedpiano » December 16th, 2019, 9:00 am

Thank you!

I don't think your characterization is over the top. I like to add a bit myself. :D
~Amy

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Post by knittedpiano » December 16th, 2019, 3:40 pm

~Amy

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Post by icequeen » December 16th, 2019, 7:57 pm

stellaeinnocte wrote:
December 15th, 2019, 2:49 am
Hi there!, I'd be happy to PL some of this for you

OK, there are two sections in the Magic Window. Give those a listen, and see how it goes for you. If you would like to take on the job of DPL, let us know after that.
Ann

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Post by linny » December 22nd, 2019, 10:59 am

icequeen wrote:
December 16th, 2019, 7:57 pm
stellaeinnocte wrote:
December 15th, 2019, 2:49 am
Hi there!, I'd be happy to PL some of this for you

OK, there are two sections in the Magic Window. Give those a listen, and see how it goes for you. If you would like to take on the job of DPL, let us know after that.
Oh goodness, I didn't see this. I was ~ hunting and stopped in to help out. I listened to chapter 1. I won't listen to chapter 7 so Stella can. I'm sorry I got in the way. :oops:

Chapter 1 is PL OK. I enjoyed the characterization. :thumbs:

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Post by knittedpiano » December 22nd, 2019, 1:23 pm

No problem! Thanks for helping out!
~Amy

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