[AI] Seeking techniques for proof reading text

Amar Jain amarjain2006 at gmail.com
Thu May 20 14:00:53 EDT 2010


Dear Subramani Sir,
I am happy to know that we will be getting a chance to know your experiences 
in terms of proof reading. I as a lawyer, would like to attend your session. 
Currently I have hardly any knowledge of proof reading.
I shall be grateful to you if you kindly let me know about the session.
With Regards,
Amar Jain.
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From: "Subramani L" <lsubramani at deccanherald.co.in>
Sent: Thursday, May 20, 2010 10:09 PM
To: <accessindia at accessindia.org.in>
Subject: Re: [AI] Seeking techniques for proof reading text

> Folks:
>
> During my last posting on this subject, I realise my instructions were
> not fully thought out. I am thinking of doing a kind of live online demo
> of editing which may enable me to explain on things I do in a detailed
> way. Pl get back if any of you are interested --also if someone who has
> technical expertise can let me know how best this can be done through
> collaborative means, I shall be grateful.
>
> Subramani
>
>
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: accessindia-bounces at accessindia.org.in
> [mailto:accessindia-bounces at accessindia.org.in] On Behalf Of Jean Parker
> Sent: Sunday, May 02, 2010 7:11 PM
> To: accessindia at accessindia.org.in
> Subject: Re: [AI] Seeking techniques for proof reading text
>
> If you go to their web site you will find links to the various email
> lists.
> I think it's www.nfb.org.  That's where the journalist list is as well
> as
> the writers list.
>
> Jean
>
> ----- Original Message ----- 
> From: "Subramani L" <lsubramani at deccanherald.co.in>
> To: <accessindia at accessindia.org.in>
> Sent: Sunday, May 02, 2010 4:58 PM
> Subject: Re: [AI] Seeking techniques for proof reading text
>
>
>> Could you pl let me know the mailing list for the blind journalists?
>>
>> Subramani
>>
>>
>>
>> -----Original Message-----
>> From: accessindia-bounces at accessindia.org.in
>> [mailto:accessindia-bounces at accessindia.org.in] On Behalf Of Jean
> Parker
>> Sent: Saturday, May 01, 2010 11:08 AM
>> To: mrmukeshsharma at gmail.com; accessindia at accessindia.org.in
>> Subject: Re: [AI] Seeking techniques for proof reading text
>>
>> All:
>>
>> The US-based National Federation of the Blind has an email list for
>> their
>> writers division.  I know that a number of people in that division
> work
>> as
>> copy editors.  They might have additional info about how they do
>> detailed
>> proofreading.
>>
>> There is also a list for blind journalists on which this question
> could
>> be
>> posed.
>> Jean
>>
>>
>> ----- Original Message ----- 
>> From: "Mukesh Sharma" <mrmukeshsharma at gmail.com>
>> To: <manish10 at gmail.com>; <accessindia at accessindia.org.in>; "'Geetha
>> Shamanna'" <geetha at millernorbert.de>
>> Sent: Friday, April 30, 2010 7:30 PM
>> Subject: Re: [AI] Seeking techniques for proof reading text
>>
>>
>>> Very much possible,
>>> Check options Menu >  Voices Submenu > Voice Adjustments ... > Upper
>> Case
>>> Pitch Change Percent.
>>>
>>> I prefer the sound option, makes work interesting.
>>> Mukesh
>>>
>>> -----Original Message-----
>>> From: accessindia-bounces at accessindia.org.in
>>> [mailto:accessindia-bounces at accessindia.org.in] On Behalf Of Manish
>>> Agrawal
>>> Sent: Friday, April 30, 2010 6:53 PM
>>> To: 'Geetha Shamanna'; accessindia at accessindia.org.in
>>> Subject: Re: [AI] Seeking techniques for proof reading text
>>>
>>> doesn't using pitch to distinguish caps help you?
>>> Back in the day when I used to do a lot of proof reading as an editor
>> for
>>> technical documents, I had set up pitch for caps during continuous
>> reading
>>> and "say cap" during word by word and character navigation. I don't
>>> necessarily remember how I set it up or if this can be done with the
>>> latest
>>> versions.
>>>
>>>
>>> Also, the pitch is slightly more distinct with eloquence than with
>> espeak
>>> where everything sounds the same to me.
>>>
>>>
>>> -Manish
>>> -----Original Message-----
>>> From: accessindia-bounces at accessindia.org.in
>>> [mailto:accessindia-bounces at accessindia.org.in] On Behalf Of Geetha
>>> Shamanna
>>> Sent: Friday, April 30, 2010 1:44 PM
>>> To: accessindia at accessindia.org.in
>>> Subject: Re: [AI] Seeking techniques for proof reading text
>>>
>>> Thank you, will try that out. That should make spotting misplaced
>> capital
>>> letters a lot easier.
>>>
>>> Geetha
>>> ----- Original Message -----
>>> From: "Mukesh Sharma" <mrmukeshsharma at gmail.com>
>>> To: "'Geetha Shamanna'" <geetha at millernorbert.de>;
>>> <accessindia at accessindia.org.in>
>>> Sent: Friday, April 30, 2010 9:06 AM
>>> Subject: Re: [AI] Seeking techniques for proof reading text
>>>
>>>
>>> Hello,
>>> For cap announcement, you can set to play sound, which will be less
>>> irritating.
>>> To do that, Go to JAWS > Utility Menu > configuration manager > Set
>>> Options
>>> Menu > Speech and Sound Manager > Edit Current Scheme > Misc Tab
> Page,
>>
>>> there
>>> in the list select cap and then tab to the set of radio choices and
>> select
>>> "Play Sound". The next button will allow you to select WAVE file to
> be
>>> played.
>>>
>>> I suggest to create a new sound scheme to be used for proof reading,
>> you
>>> can
>>> customize many options by using this method.
>>>
>>> Thanks
>>> Mukesh
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>> -----Original Message-----
>>> From: accessindia-bounces at accessindia.org.in
>>> [mailto:accessindia-bounces at accessindia.org.in] On Behalf Of Geetha
>>> Shamanna
>>> Sent: Friday, April 30, 2010 12:00 AM
>>> To: accessindia at accessindia.org.in
>>> Subject: Re: [AI] Seeking techniques for proof reading text
>>>
>>> Hi Pranav and all,
>>>
>>> As a translator, I am expected to proofread translated documents all
>> the
>>> time. While the spellcheck feature of Word tracks down most of the
>>> spelling
>>> errors and spacing inconsistencies, the biggest difficulty I
> encounter
>>
>>> when
>>> proofreading with the help of a screen reader relates to tracking
> down
>>> inappropriate/inadvertent  capitalisation. Turning on Jaws'
>> capitalisation
>>> announcement feature can solve the problem, but this can be grating
> on
>> the
>>> ears. I am yet to find a speech-based solution to this problem.
>>>
>>> Geetha
>>> ----- Original Message -----
>>> From: "Pranav Lal" <pranav.lal at gmail.com>
>>> To: <accessindia at accessindia.org.in>
>>> Sent: Thursday, April 29, 2010 5:30 PM
>>> Subject: [AI] Seeking techniques for proof reading text
>>>
>>>
>>> Hi all,
>>>
>>> What techniques do you use to proof read text? Do you use audio or
>>> Braille?
>>> I am in a situation where I need to produce perfect text. I cannot
>> afford
>>> even a single error. I use a screen reader namely Jaws for Windows. I
>> do
>>> most of my writing in Microsoft Word so use the spelling and grammar
>>> checker
>>> that comes with Microsoft Office. I also review my documents using
>> speech
>>> but I am liable to miss things especially if two words sound alike.
>>>
>>> Pranav
>>>
>>>
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