[AI] FW: Seeking techniques for proof reading text

Subramani L lsubramani at deccanherald.co.in
Fri May 21 07:10:12 EDT 2010


This is to Harish, Pranav, Srinivasu or Rahul --how best can we make it
on-line and collaborative, so that all of us can watch the document as I
do the editing and also listen to me explaining the process!! Let me
know if Inclusive Planet can host this.

Subramani 


-----Original Message-----
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[mailto:accessindia-bounces at accessindia.org.in] On Behalf Of Subramani L
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-----
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[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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