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Proofreading sample

You can greatly assist our efforts in digitally publishing old homeopathic journals by proofreading the OCR-processed articles and correcting any errors you find. This way the articles will achieve higher quality and you will also learn plenty about good homeopathy! If you'd like to give it a try, please check that you meet the prerequisites for this volunteer job.


  • enough time at your disposal
  • great attention to detail
  • basic understanding of homeopathy
  • good command of English language
  • patience
  • basic computer skills (mainly file manipulation – editing, copying etc.)
  • Adobe Reader or other PDF reader installed on your computer
  • suitable plain text editor (we recommend EditPad Lite)

As a test of your fitness for the job, we would like you to proofread and correct HTML files which should reflect the content of the PDF files they were created from.

Please proofread and correct any mistakes found in the attached sample.html; the original text is in sample.pdf. Both files can be downloaded here and need to be unzipped first.

Do's and don'ts

  • The text is from the 19th century magazine, so some words are written differently, for example “dyspnoea” instead of modern “dyspnea” – do not correct these (only if it is really an error).
  • The HTML file's code may not be changed in any way, so please use such an editor that will prevent this from happening. (EditPad Lite is very suitable for this purpose.)
  • To edit the HTML file, open it in the EditPad Lite via File / Open, and make the corrections without touching the HTML tags. HTML tags perform the formatting of the text and they look like this – <p></p> <i> </i>etc. For example <i>some words</i> would make the text display in italics, like this – “some words”. They must not be changed, only the text itself.
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en/proofreading.1364324772.txt.gz · Last modified: 2013/03/26 19:06 by legatum