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Friday, October 7th 2011, 1:12pm

Introducing Me

Good afternoon,

My name is Elodie, I have been a watcher and supporter of TVP for a few years now. Having watched the videos and treatises I just get more excited about what is happening in the world. I am close to retiring (Ha! that is funny!) and although I am busy 24/7 I am happy to help the English linguistic team with proof reading when I can.

Oooh! Does that mean I am a real rebel now? Lol!

Bright Blessings to All


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Friday, October 7th 2011, 1:33pm

Hey Elodie, welcome to the team!

Videos are the projects that need proofreading the most and your help is welcome because we've been a little shorthanded for a while now.

Let me describe our process with a few pointers: a new video comes to our attention, we add it to dotSUB which is the platform we use to transcribe and translate videos, and where we open them for everyone to work on. The steps go as follows:

- Transcription : the video is open for all to transcribe.

- Proofreading Round 1 : when the transcription is done, is goes through a first round of proofreading.

- Timeshifting : after a round of proofreading, we adjust the subtitles' timestamps so that they fit perfectly with the audio, so as to make them as readable and translatable as possible

After timeshifting, the video goes through 2 other rounds of proofreading : we call those steps "Proofreading Round 2" and "Final Review". The goal here is to get at least 3 people to check out the video, because some people might spot errors that other people might have overlooked.

The main place where to look for new projects to transcribe or proofread is the Working Locations page in the wiki.

We also strongly recommend that you give the Linguistic Team International Guidelines a serious look before taking on a project.

When someone feels like transcribing or proofreading a video, they post on the relevant forum thread to let everybody else know and avoid duplicate work.

While we proofread, we are taking some notes regarding some of the tougher spots where we had some difficulties, either because the speaker is barely audible, or if the sentence structure is weird, among other examples... You'll find that we have a notepad for every project.

This was a very quick summary of our activities (maybe too quick), so please don't hesitate to ask any questions you may have regarding the process. :)

Again, welcome to the team, I hope you'll enjoy taking part in all the fun! ;)

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