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If the words appear smashed together or spread really far apart, highlight text, go to “style” and click “normal.” Even if the text doesn't appear to change, our converter will be able to interpret it correctly. You may need to play with the size in order to make sure... more
It's very important to keep all blank pages and note that they are blank by writing "blank page" in square brackets. If you remove them you'll throw off the page numbering. Writing "blank page" lets the reader know that the page is supposed to be blank, and information... more
The converter will delete tabs, so in a table of contents replace any tabs with spaces. Also, if the doc automatically adds an indent at the top of the page, indents all the text, or indents some of the paragraphs, don’t worry because the converter will delete the... more
Yes! If you need to note that a book has a misspelling by the author so the proofreader doesn't correct it, by all means do so. Make sure to do so by writing "Scanner's Note" in brackets though so the proofreader knows what it is!These notes must be deleted out of the... more
Sometimes when the book is printed a word will be split between two pages and connected with a hyphen. If this happens, move the end of the split word to the page above along with any punctuation immediately following it. Here's an example:*The boy walked through a... more
Check that any squished-together words are separated correctly. This happens frequently with smaller fonts. Example: "Her highness loved thecolor blue." "thecolor" should be separated into two words: "the" and "color"Check that "separated words" are connected correctly... more
Make sure there are no partially bolded or italicized words. Words should have each letter either all bolded, all italicized, or all normal. Random bolding and italicizing happens when a scanner presses too hard on the book when scanning it and the scanner misreads the... more
Bullets will be lost during conversion unless they are changed to asterisks; please change them!      *   (this is an asterisk) (this is a bullet)
Sometimes the scanner will translate dust or stains on the book pages to strings of gibberish at the beginnings or ends of page. These should be deleted.Here's an example:*CultureCulture is the way a group of people lives. For example, having a Thanksgiving dinner is... more
TITLE: 20 point and boldSECTIONS, BOOKS or PARTS: 18 point and boldCHAPTERS: 16 point and boldSUBCHAPTERS or SUBSECTIONS: 14 point and boldBODY TEXT: 12 point (not bold)
When scanning, make sure to retain page breaks. This is a scanner setting. Do NOT retain line breaks.When proofreading, make sure that the page breaks are hard page breaks, which appear either as a dotted or solid blue line with the words "Page Break" in the middle of... more
When volunteerinng as a scanner, make sure to scan the title page. When proofreading, make sure the title page is present. If the book has no title page, the book must be rejected.Here's an example of info you might find on a title page:*Dear Mrs. LaRueLetters from... more
The copyright page is typically found at the front of a book before the text. It includes copyright date, copyright holder, etc.Here's an example of some info you might find on a copyright page:*For Tracy Mack, Brilliant Editor;David Saylor, Impeccable Designer; and... more
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