I have been working on converting Burlingame's Dhammapada commentary, volunme 2, into e-book format. I took the text from here:http://www.archive.org/details/buddhist ... 02burluoft
Although there is already an e-pub and Kindle format available, they don't have any structure(headings, etc) so it is nearly impossible to navigate. The other issue is that the optical character recognition was rather poor so there are numerous typos.
I'm wondering if anyone would like to volunteer to do proof reading of the word-processing document that I am using to create the e-book. You don't need to own the original book as a good pdf is available from the site above. You would just need some word processor such as OpenOffice or LibreOffice which are free; or any version of MS Word or something similar. Having a large monitor would be a must so you could keep the PDF and the fie to be edited open at the same time. I would guess it would take about 20 to 25 hours. If you are using Windows I can help get you set up to be able to enter Pali diacritics.
If you are interested, send me a pm and I can get you the file. If multiple people are interested I will split it up. The errors are too numerous to work from reading the Kindle version I have created; better to just have someone edit the document directly.
Here is the Draft of the Kindle version for those who are interested:http://dl.dropbox.com/u/52341497/Buddhi ... DRAFT.mobi
Even with the typos it is still very readable. Any feedback on the layout design will be welcome. After the original document is proofread I plan to convert the footnotes into proper links and take them out of the body of the text. The print version is still published by PTS, but it appears clear that this digital version is in the public domain.