Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Charles Needs Your Help

"Modern academics hope the populist appeal of the journal – called Household Words when it began in 1850, then changed to All the Year Round in 1859 when Dickens dropped his publisher and went it alone – can be rekindled. [...]
     The bicentenary of the birth of Dickens is on 7 February 2012. The tiny team at the University of Buckingham hope to have the journals online by then but, while the pages have been scanned, they now need to have the inevitable computer-made errors edited out – and for that only the human eye will do.[...]
     The sheer number of pages –30,000 – poses a problem when it comes to meeting the target date. So a call to the keyboard has gone out to all amateur copy editors with access to a computer." —Tracy McVeigh, Guardian
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