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I now use curly quotation marks when proofreading April 17th, 2015, 3PM

Reading

There are currently two things that are annoying me about Wikisource books. These are: the inclusion of hyperlinks (to be all 1990s about it, with using that word); and the usage of straight quotation marks. Links I can forgive, or even actively enjoy, in non-fiction; but in fiction, they have no place. (So think I, […]

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History of West Australia (proofread) October 5th, 2013, 6PM

Reading

I have finished proofreading Mister Kimberly’s 1897 History of West Australia, or at least the first twenty-one main chapters. I fixed up a couple of hundred typographical errors in the Wikisource text. There really wasn’t much wrong, just small stuff. I was repeatedly amazed at the high quality of the proofreading and typesetting of Hesperian […]

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