A Volunteer’s Thoughts on DP

Thank you for your dedicated “work” and to all the DP volunteers, your labor of love is very appreciated.

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majorca From With a Camera in Majorca

Passing time at Distributed Proofreaders is not like working. It is for me a relaxing process that gives me many views of the world that I would have otherwise missed. I say missed because I have had neither the opportunity nor the money to travel, nor to read books as widely in my lifetime as I might have at one time wished to do. DP is a vicarious idea, where you can experience the world through books – one day a famous classic, the next maybe a few pages from a children’s book – a little adventure every day, the choices are wide. You can do as much or as little as you wish, and the tasks are variable and numerous. The wonderful world of books – maybe some are a little old-fashioned, but better late than never.

I have always lived in small villages…

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6 comments on “A Volunteer’s Thoughts on DP

  1. BookerTalk says:

    thanks for sharing this – I had no idea this was how PG books were produced. Ive just registered as a volunteer…..

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    • Dagny says:

      Marvelous! I’m so glad this reblog brought another volunteer. Pass the word!

      Distributors Proofreaders wasn’t around in the early days of Project Gutenberg. Back then it was pretty much one person producing the work by OCR or typing and one other person proofreading it. Quite time consuming. Then along came DP, wonderful for folks with limited time or who don’t care to tackle an entire book.


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