[Solo] Letters On England by Voltaire - ke

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IstXA
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Post by IstXA » August 26th, 2019, 1:12 pm

Letters on England by Voltaire (1694 - 1778).


A series of essays written by Voltaire based on his experiences living in England between 1726 and 1729. It was published first in English in 1733 and then in French the following year, where it was seen as an attack on the French system of government and was rapidly suppressed. ( Wikipedia)
  • Text source (only read from this text!): http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/2445
  • Type of proof-listening required (Note: please read the PL FAQ): standard



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  • The reader will record the following at the beginning and end of each file:
    No more than 0.5 to 1 second of silence at the beginning of the recording!
    START of recording (Intro):
    • "Section [number] of Letters on England. This is a LibriVox recording. All LibriVox recordings are in the public domain. For more information, or to volunteer, please visit: librivox DOT org"
    • If you wish, say:
      "Recording by [your name], [city, your blog, podcast, web address]"
    • Say:
      "Letters on England, by Voltaire. [Chapter]"


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    • "Section [number] of Letters on England by Voltaire. This LibriVox recording is in the Public Domain."
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      "End of Letters on England, by Voltaire. "

    There should be ~5 seconds silence at the end of the recording.
  • Example filename lettersonengland_##_voltaire_128kb.mp3 (all lower-case) where ## is the section number (e.g. lettersonengland_01_voltaire_128kb.mp3)



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Post by kathrinee » August 26th, 2019, 4:54 pm

Well done on filling out the template generator :thumbs:

Before starting a solo, I highly, highly recommend participating in a few group projects. That way you can see if you like recording (and editing, which takes much longer that then recording itself), and get a feel for how projects are run here. Being a soloist can be a lonely thing unless you have a very chatty and/or supportive proof listener, and participating in a few group projects is a good way of getting accustomed to everything. :)
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Post by Availle » September 15th, 2019, 7:59 pm

I'll move this to book suggestions to keep the launch pad tidy.

When you feel that your feet are sufficiently wet to start this, we can move it back here. :D
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Post by IstXA » September 15th, 2019, 11:38 pm

Maybe delete it as I can repost when I am ready for solo? Thanks.

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Post by KevinS » Yesterday, 10:11 am

I will be most happy to serve as DPL once this project is launched.
E agora, José?

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Post by IstXA » Yesterday, 4:02 pm

I am ready to work on this book, with KevinS as DPL. I would like to have this thread moved to the 'launch pad'. Thanks.

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Post by kathrinee » Yesterday, 9:33 pm

I can set this project up and be the MC (meta coordinator) for this project. I'll be back in a little bit with a MW (magic window)
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Post by kathrinee » Yesterday, 9:48 pm

Here we go! :thumbs:

Since you are the soloist, you will be the BC (book coordinator) and write the titles of the different sections in the MW and put the recordings there so Kevin can PL. I am not sure if you have accessed a MW yet, but if not, here are instructions to do so for the first time: https://docs.google.com/file/d/0BxWB83bbALTQYjlENGZ0SVJUWWs This document explains the roles of BC (and DPL) https://docs.google.com/document/d/1kVj409nG_E0XJ5UrrcL7EVx7Qyx-2UQ7dbw4mINi3XQ

Please holler if you need anything! I will move the project to Going Solo in a couple of days :9:

Kevin, welcome on board!
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Post by IstXA » Today, 5:29 am

kathrinee wrote:
Yesterday, 9:48 pm
Here we go! :thumbs:

Since you are the soloist, you will be the BC (book coordinator) and write the titles of the different sections in the MW and put the recordings there so Kevin can PL. I am not sure if you have accessed a MW yet, but if not, here are instructions to do so for the first time: https://docs.google.com/file/d/0BxWB83bbALTQYjlENGZ0SVJUWWs This document explains the roles of BC (and DPL) https://docs.google.com/document/d/1kVj409nG_E0XJ5UrrcL7EVx7Qyx-2UQ7dbw4mINi3XQ

Please holler if you need anything! I will move the project to Going Solo in a couple of days :9:

Kevin, welcome on board!
Thank you, Kathrinee. I have two immediate newbie questions. :help:

- The book has an introduction section in addition to the 24 letters / sections. I see there are 24 entries / titles in the MW. Would you please add one more?
- Voltaire wrote these letters in English however some letters / sections contain poems in French, followed with his own corresponding English translation. I am to read them in French and in English? Or I can skip the one in French? :hmm:

Cheers.
Xiaoyan

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Post by KevinS » Today, 8:26 am

IstXA wrote:
Today, 5:29 am
kathrinee wrote:
Yesterday, 9:48 pm
Here we go! :thumbs:

Since you are the soloist, you will be the BC (book coordinator) and write the titles of the different sections in the MW and put the recordings there so Kevin can PL. I am not sure if you have accessed a MW yet, but if not, here are instructions to do so for the first time: https://docs.google.com/file/d/0BxWB83bbALTQYjlENGZ0SVJUWWs This document explains the roles of BC (and DPL) https://docs.google.com/document/d/1kVj409nG_E0XJ5UrrcL7EVx7Qyx-2UQ7dbw4mINi3XQ

Please holler if you need anything! I will move the project to Going Solo in a couple of days :9:

Kevin, welcome on board!
Thank you, Kathrinee. I have two immediate newbie questions. :help:

- The book has an introduction section in addition to the 24 letters / sections. I see there are 24 entries / titles in the MW. Would you please add one more?
- Voltaire wrote these letters in English however some letters / sections contain poems in French, followed with his own corresponding English translation. I am to read them in French and in English? Or I can skip the one in French? :hmm:

Cheers.
Xiaoyan
I have tried to save kathrinee some work and have updated the MW.
E agora, José?

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Post by IstXA » Today, 8:52 am

KevinS wrote:
Today, 8:26 am
IstXA wrote:
Today, 5:29 am
kathrinee wrote:
Yesterday, 9:48 pm
Here we go! :thumbs:

Since you are the soloist, you will be the BC (book coordinator) and write the titles of the different sections in the MW and put the recordings there so Kevin can PL. I am not sure if you have accessed a MW yet, but if not, here are instructions to do so for the first time: https://docs.google.com/file/d/0BxWB83bbALTQYjlENGZ0SVJUWWs This document explains the roles of BC (and DPL) https://docs.google.com/document/d/1kVj409nG_E0XJ5UrrcL7EVx7Qyx-2UQ7dbw4mINi3XQ

Please holler if you need anything! I will move the project to Going Solo in a couple of days :9:

Kevin, welcome on board!
Thank you, Kathrinee. I have two immediate newbie questions. :help:

- The book has an introduction section in addition to the 24 letters / sections. I see there are 24 entries / titles in the MW. Would you please add one more?
- Voltaire wrote these letters in English however some letters / sections contain poems in French, followed with his own corresponding English translation. I am to read them in French and in English? Or I can skip the one in French? :hmm:

Cheers.
Xiaoyan
I have tried to save kathrinee some work and have updated the MW.
Awee! Now I have noticed there is a button to add sections... Thank you, Kevin.

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