Other duties that may be volunteered for.
The most desparate need for assistance, is definitely in the proofreading area, however if that is not your strong point or would like to become involved in more varied ways, we have two other tasks that you can help with.
- Installation of specialized (free) software
- Understanding of book layouts, structures, and formatting rules (working as a Proofreader is a good place to start).
- Something of a 'perfectionist' mindset, as you will be the final person approving the book before it is released.
- Any large time commitment (though commitment to finish a book is required, which can range from 3 to 20 hours per book).
This task involves taking books that have made their way through Distributed Proofreading, and turning them into a cohesive electronic document. Formatting of text, handling of markups, some comparison with source documents, are all duties included in this task. Due to the important nature of this work, and the training involved, some level of time commitment and expertise is required. Typically people will only be considered once they have done some proofreading, and are fully acquainted with the process.
- Understanding of XML/HTML coding techniques and fundamentals.
- Ability to adhere to documented coding standards.
- Some tolerance of 'repetitive' tasks.
- Much theological or literary knowledge (primarily technical)
This task involves taking primarily plain-text books that have completed post-processing (See above) and converting them into full marked-up XML documents. Included in this must be a basic understanding of XML (and some XSLT & XPath also). As with the Book Post-Processor and due to the training involved, a time commitment and some expertise is required. Typically people will only be considered once they have done some proofreading, and are fully acquainted with the process.