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message 1: by Kathy (new)

Kathy Golden | 300 comments Mod
What specific errors are they seeing: grammar, story structure, which?


message 2: by Kathy (new)

Kathy Golden | 300 comments Mod
Laurel wrote: "Embarrassingly, a few "the the"s, some other duplicate words, my brain moves faster than my fingers.

Plot and structure are okay, it's mostly grammar."


Have you tried listening to the book while you following the story with you eyes? You can catch errors like this that way.


message 3: by Kathy (new)

Kathy Golden | 300 comments Mod
Laurel wrote: "I've read it aloud to myself and have caught quite a bit, but I think hearing it in another's voice may help. Any software/program suggestions?"

You have it as a MOBI file. If your Kindle has text to speech, you can have the Kindle read the book to you while you follow the text on the page of the document. This option is free and readily available.


message 4: by Scott (new)

Scott Springer | 2 comments You should listen to it read by the computer. Word has this built in. The computer only reads the word that’s there, not what your own eyes see since the brain adds it’s own spell check. It’s a great way to fine tune, and hopefully you like hearing your words, for this is still an oral tradition.
Best wishes
Scott


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