COMPLETE [solo] Sunshine Sketches of a Little Town by Stephen Leacock-mas

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DickBD
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Post by DickBD » December 2nd, 2020, 7:14 am

Sunshine Sketches of a Little Town by Stephen Leacock (1869 - 1944).

This project is now complete. All audio files can be found on our catalog page: https://librivox.org/sunshine-sketches-3-by-stephen-leacock/
Widely considered a classic of Canadian humorous literature, Sunshine Sketches of a Little Town tells stories set in the fictional town of Mariposa. The author Stephen Leacock most certainly based the stories on experience at his summer home in Orillia, Ontario. ( Dick Bourgeois-Doyle)
  1. Text source (only read from this text!): http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/3533
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  2. Type of proof-listening required (Note: please read the PL FAQ): standard
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    IMPORTANT - soloist, please note: in order to limit the amount of languishing projects (and hence the amount of files on our hard-pressed server), we ask that you post an update at least once a month in your project thread, even if you haven't managed to record anything. If we don't hear from you for three months, your project may be opened up to a group project if a Book Coordinator is found. Files you have completed will be used in this project. If you haven't recorded anything yet, your project will be removed from the forum (contact any admin to see if it can be re-instated).

    Please don't download or listen to files belonging to projects in process (unless you are the BC or PL). Our servers are not set up to handle the greater volume of traffic. Please wait until the project has been completed. Thanks!

    Magic Window:



    BC Admin
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  3. The reader will record the following at the beginning and end of each file:
    No more than 0.5 to 1 second of silence at the beginning of the recording!
    START of recording (Intro):
    • "Chapter [number] of Sunshine Sketches of a Little Town. 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:
      "Sunshine Sketches of a Little Town, by Stephen Leacock. [Chapter number, title]"

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    For the second and all subsequent sections, you may optionally use the shortened form of this intro disclaimer:
    • "Chapter [number] of Sunshine Sketches of a Little Town by Stephen Leacock. This LibriVox recording is in the Public Domain."
    • If you wish, say:
      "Recording by [your name], [city, your blog, podcast, web address]"
    • Only if applicable, say:
      "[Chapter number, title]"
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    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]"
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    • At the end of the book, say (in addition):
      "End of Sunshine Sketches of a Little Town, by Stephen Leacock. "

    There should be ~5 seconds silence at the end of the recording.
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  4. Example filename sunshinesketches_##_leacock_128kb.mp3 (all lower-case) where ## is the section number (e.g. sunshinesketches_01_leacock_128kb.mp3)
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  5. 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.
    • Upload your file with the LibriVox Uploader: https://librivox.org/login/uploader
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      (If you have trouble reading the image above, please message an admin)
    • You'll need to select the MC, which for this project is: maryannspiegel
    • 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.
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  6. Any questions?
    Please post below
Last edited by DickBD on December 3rd, 2020, 5:56 am, edited 1 time in total.

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Post by MaryAnnSpiegel » December 2nd, 2020, 4:15 pm

Dick,

I'd be happy to MC this for you. I'll get your MW set up.

MaryAnn

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Post by MaryAnnSpiegel » December 2nd, 2020, 4:29 pm

OK, Your MW is set up.

For a solo project, you are the Book Coordinator. That means you fill out the Magic Window and post your links and times in the window when you upload your files.

You'll need to start by logging into the magic window. Instructions are in the BC How-to; and this is a more detailed version of the First Login instructions (with pictures!) Please be sure to read all of the BC How To document, as that will give you more information on your role as a BC.
Note that passwords for the magic window and the forum are not connected. You can use the same password in both places (I think a lot of people do), but if you change it on one system, it won't affect the password on the other system.

Next, you'll need to start entering section (or chapter) titles. I've entered the first couple to get you started.

Then you are ready to start recording. When you upload a section, it's your responsibility to add the link and duration (mm:ss) to the Magic Window. Link from the uploader goes in the "listen URL" column, duration goes in the "notes" column. Then be sure to post in the thread that a new section is ready for PL so your DPL knows there is something new.

I see you've requested word perfect proof listening. We generally only see that for things like poetry and the Bible, where a small word change may have an impact on the reading. I'd recommend that you use "standard". That will catch anything that changes the meaning, but won't catch small changes that a listener wouldn't notice if they were not reading along. You can keep word perfect if you want, but it will limit the pool of available proof listeners because many DPLs don't want to have to follow along with the text when PLing.

If you have questions, or if you have any trouble with the instructions in the BC how to, please post and we'll work through it together. There is a bit of a learning curve when you do your first solo. You've picked a nice size book - not too long and something that you are interested in, so it should be a manageable and enjoyable process for you.

MaryAnn

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Post by KevinS » December 2nd, 2020, 5:11 pm

DPL, please.
Not feeling well. I'll get back to work as soon as possible. My LibriVox: https://librivox.org/sections/readers/13278

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Post by MaryAnnSpiegel » December 2nd, 2020, 6:27 pm

Thanks Kevin. I've added you to the MW.
MaryAnn

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Post by DickBD » December 2nd, 2020, 8:55 pm

Thanks so much ... both of you ... for your kind help in this.

Will take a few days to absorb the instructions and get started... but wanted to say thank you now.

Dick Bourgeois-Doyle

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Post by MaryAnnSpiegel » December 3rd, 2020, 7:01 pm

Heading over to going solo ...

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Post by DickBD » December 4th, 2020, 7:04 am

Hi Kevin

I have posted the Preface ... 10:10 in length to get started

https://librivox.org/uploads/maryannspiegel/sunshinesketches_00_leacock_128kb.mp3

Hope I am doing this correctly ... again thanks so much for your help.

Dick Bourgeois-Doyle

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Post by KevinS » December 4th, 2020, 9:08 pm

DickBD wrote:
December 4th, 2020, 7:04 am
Hi Kevin

I have posted the Preface ... 10:10 in length to get started

https://librivox.org/uploads/maryannspiegel/sunshinesketches_00_leacock_128kb.mp3

Hope I am doing this correctly ... again thanks so much for your help.

Dick Bourgeois-Doyle
PL OK!

This will be a fun listen!
Not feeling well. I'll get back to work as soon as possible. My LibriVox: https://librivox.org/sections/readers/13278

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Post by DickBD » December 11th, 2020, 12:34 pm

Hi Kevin

Here is Chapter 1 for your Sunday listening ... is posted now


https://librivox.org/uploads/maryannspiegel/sunshinesketches_01_leacock_128kb.mp3

It is 51:49 in length

Thanks again for doing this

Dick Bourgeois-Doyle

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Post by KevinS » December 15th, 2020, 7:35 pm

Ch. 1 PL OK! Great reading!

Only one thing. I wondered if it is to be 'chef' at 40:54 rather than 'chief.'
Not feeling well. I'll get back to work as soon as possible. My LibriVox: https://librivox.org/sections/readers/13278

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Post by DickBD » December 15th, 2020, 8:00 pm

Hi Kevin

thanks again ... Yes, the word was "chief" ... part of the joke about the way Smith abused
the English language.

You may note that I have posted Chapter 2 now ... a little shorter...
35:50 in length


https://librivox.org/uploads/maryannspiegel/sunshinesketches_02_leacock_128kb.mp3


I am going to aim for one chapter or so a week and post before Sunday ... cheers Dick Bourgeois-Doyle

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Post by KevinS » December 15th, 2020, 8:08 pm

DickBD wrote:
December 15th, 2020, 8:00 pm
Hi Kevin

thanks again ... Yes, the word was "chief" ... part of the joke about the way Smith abused
the English language.

You may note that I have posted Chapter 2 now ... a little shorter...
35:50 in length


https://librivox.org/uploads/maryannspiegel/sunshinesketches_02_leacock_128kb.mp3


I am going to aim for one chapter or so a week and post before Sunday ... cheers Dick Bourgeois-Doyle
I thought it was a joke, but I wanted to make sure.

I should get Ch. 2 done even before Sunday.
Not feeling well. I'll get back to work as soon as possible. My LibriVox: https://librivox.org/sections/readers/13278

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Post by KevinS » December 17th, 2020, 1:53 pm

Ch. 2 PL OK!
Not feeling well. I'll get back to work as soon as possible. My LibriVox: https://librivox.org/sections/readers/13278

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Post by DickBD » December 20th, 2020, 2:03 pm

Hi Kevin

Chapter 3 is ready for PL ... length is 41:39


https://librivox.org/uploads/maryannspiegel/sunshinesketches_03_leacock_128kb.mp3


Thanks again

Dick Bourgeois-Doyle

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