Where do the ebooks come from?
December 22, 2002 8:11 PM   Subscribe

Distributed Proofreaders is a collaborative effort in proofreading ebooks before they are submitted to Project Guttenberg. [more inside]
posted by phyrewerx (7 comments total)
While they are not officially affiliated with the Project, DP (an article describing the site) provides a great way for volunteers to help out anytime. Any one can contribute by checking out ocr'ed pages against the page's image before they are combined into an ebook (and this can be done in the comfort of your own cubical!). Read more about how DP works here.
posted by phyrewerx at 8:15 PM on December 22, 2002

It's 'Gutenberg'. Do I get the job?

(Or was that a deliberate test to see if you're up to the task?)
posted by riviera at 9:03 PM on December 22, 2002

It was very much so a test....yes...a test!
posted by phyrewerx at 10:26 PM on December 22, 2002

It wasn't this?

Check out that filmography...the Olsen twins AND Michael Jackson...
posted by Vidiot at 11:05 PM on December 22, 2002

Not to mention 'cubical'.
posted by emf at 12:25 AM on December 23, 2002

I signed up as a proofreader a few days ago, after following a text ad I saw right here on Metafilter.
posted by Acetylene at 7:32 AM on December 23, 2002

Thanks for posting that link. It's interesting, and since I enjoy proofreading (yes, I just said I enjoy proofreading... stop staring), I might as well do something useful in my free time.
posted by sailoreagle at 2:58 PM on December 27, 2002

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