Suggestion: Ability to highlight and suggest correction from app


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    I may have overlooked some function of the android app I've been using so far, but I'd love to be able to highlight a section of text while I'm reading and then submit it as correction feedback with a short note (which would basically be the suggested text correction) and maybe a classification (spelling, grammar, etc.).


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    I have had similar thoughts. If they want user feedback on errors a system where you can mark the text and leave note for the editor would work really well. Best of all it could be shared so everyone with the feature enabled could see existing comments which should reduce duplicate reports.

    Currently I don't bother submitting any errors I find because:

    • It's a pain to do.
    • Someone else may have done it already.
    • It's draft and they will/should find and fix them anyway.

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    @redmaw said in Suggestion: Ability to highlight and suggest correction from app:

    Currently I don't bother submitting any errors I find because:

    My reason is, as the Joker said, "if you're good at something, never do it for free." :) It's very nice of random readers to point out corrections and typos and stuff, but their staff should already be getting paid to do it.


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    @myskaros I'm just curious, sometimes I found some misspellings or some weird character when reading on the android apps, did this error would be fixed on the epubs?


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    @swhp said in Suggestion: Ability to highlight and suggest correction from app:

    @myskaros I'm just curious, sometimes I found some misspellings or some weird character when reading on the android apps, did this error would be fixed on the epubs?

    You mean the e-books? I don't know, I don't buy them. I've been told they should be fixed in the e-books, yet the prepubs still have errors in them, and I have a really hard time coming up with a legitimate reason where it's too much trouble to just fix both at the same time. Maybe someone else can chime in and enlighten us.


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    @myskaros The ebooks which I own have typos fixed which still exist in the prepubs. Initially, it would simply not made sense to backport the fixes to the parts, as there was no catchup period for older titles. Nowadays, I guess it's probably a workflow issue. I assume the final QA check is done on the epub, and there's no way to automatically backport the changes from the ebook to the parts.


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    @jaquobus I wrote out a long response, but decided I was delving too much into speculation about internal workings and business processes. I'm not really interested in implying anything negative about JNC when ultimately it's a pretty minor gripe, so I'll just say it's good to know that the e-books are fixed up.

    That said, I'm still baffled about how Seven Seas can ship JNC's physical copies with typos and errors /facepalm. JNC having the ability to correct digital copies means they could technically afford to be more lax about it if they wanted to, but Seven Seas should really have a more thorough proofreading process considering they primarily deal in physical books.


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    @myskaros look at yenpress I always wither in agony when I read the first 5 pages and there are always spelling mistakes. Even in the Spicy & Wolf Anniversary Edition you get them from page one! Like no one even rechecked the novels for the re-release.

    Btw something I see more often nowadays in nearly all newspapers that there are spelling fails in the head lines on the frontpage! Ten years ago I normally didn't find any in the whole newspaper...


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    @myskaros Oh, I don't think you were implying something negative, only wanted to suggest why it's probably not straight-forward to put the fixes from the ebook in the parts. Now, with the regular catch-up period, adding some automation for this might be useful (hint, hint @sam-pinansky)

    As for why Seven Seas had those errors: They're still pretty new to the LN business, aren't they? Manga just has fewer text, so their editing workflow might simply need more time/more passes to catch everything. Though that kind of doesn't apply to yenpress, no idea how some of their typos don't get caught in editing.

    @Qeeh: Well, if newspapers in your country are anything like those in mine, they are under quite some financial pressure due to lower subscription rates and one of the first thing they cut were copy-editors. Of course now they lose even more subscribers due to the lower quality…


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    @jaquobus said in Suggestion: Ability to highlight and suggest correction from app:

    @myskaros Oh, I don't think you were implying something negative, only wanted to suggest why it's probably not straight-forward to put the fixes from the ebook in the parts. Now, with the regular catch-up period, adding some automation for this might be useful (hint, hint @sam-pinansky)

    I meant to say that my original response was going to turn into a lot of negative, nonconstructive feedback for JNC haha.

    Honestly, I don't really have a problem with YP's text, maybe I just don't read the right books???