[AI] Seeking techniques for proof reading text

Sandeep Singh sandeepsingh477 at gmail.com
Fri May 21 08:52:10 EDT 2010



Yes sir,
That would be pretty useful.
Regards,
SandeepAt 06:10 PM 21-05-10, you wrote:
>I am trying to figure the techno part. Probably if I can email a few
>documents I may take up for editing in advance with some general points
>I will be discussing and if all of us can use the same documents owhile
>on the Skype call it should be fine. Also, I cn record this session and
>put it up at IP or with Pratheeq.
>
>Subramani
>
>
>
>-----Original Message-----
>From: accessindia-bounces at accessindia.org.in
>[mailto:accessindia-bounces at accessindia.org.in] On Behalf Of Asudani,
>Rajesh
>Sent: Friday, May 21, 2010 5:34 PM
>To: mrmukeshsharma at gmail.com; accessindia at accessindia.org.in
>Subject: Re: [AI] Seeking techniques for proof reading text
>
>Do inform the timing and the mode of such an online session. would be
>really beneficial..
>Maybe, it can be conducted on Skype and the time and contact ID shared
>on the group.
>
>
>Regards
>
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>-----Original Message-----
>From: accessindia-bounces at accessindia.org.in
>[mailto:accessindia-bounces at accessindia.org.in] On Behalf Of Mukesh
>Sharma
>Sent: Friday, May 21, 2010 4:51 PM
>To: accessindia at accessindia.org.in
>Subject: Re: [AI] Seeking techniques for proof reading text
>
>I am also interested, please add my name.
>
>
>-----Original Message-----
>From: accessindia-bounces at accessindia.org.in
>[mailto:accessindia-bounces at accessindia.org.in] On Behalf Of Subramani L
>Sent: Friday, May 21, 2010 4:36 PM
>To: accessindia at accessindia.org.in
>Subject: Re: [AI] Seeking techniques for proof reading text
>
>Surely. I hve three names along with you. I shall first prepare details
>as
>to how we can do this and then get back.
>
>Subramani
>
>-----Original Message-----
>From: accessindia-bounces at accessindia.org.in
>[mailto:accessindia-bounces at accessindia.org.in] On Behalf Of Amar Jain
>Sent: Thursday, May 20, 2010 11:31 PM
>To: accessindia at accessindia.org.in
>Subject: Re: [AI] Seeking techniques for proof reading text
>
>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.
>--------------------------------------------------
>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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