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Re: If anyone can help/or I could help

Postby Cittasanto » Sat May 16, 2009 4:44 pm

just read some of the replys amd now I am wondering where else has another writen form of English? I know UK & america are different but outside of UK & america does everyone use actual English for writing (on about spelling and grammar) although there are many forms of english such as Scotish which is a seperate spoken language.

PS my spelling is going to go to pot for a while as I don't have a auto-checker for the internet on this new system.
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Re: If anyone can help/or I could help

Postby retrofuturist » Fri May 29, 2009 6:41 am

Greetings Fede,

Just a quick note to let you know I hadn't forgotten that you've reviewed Buddhism For The Modern Skeptic.

:anjali:

I've forwarded it off to my work and hope to review the changes during a break shortly.

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Re: If anyone can help/or I could help

Postby pink_trike » Fri May 29, 2009 7:16 am

Hi Fede,

I'm 2 chapters away from completing my first book - approx. 150 pages. There's no telling when (or if) I'll ever finish, but when I do I'd be happy to send it your way...but only if you agree to let me pay you for your work. Proofing is alway a bit more fun that way. :smile:
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Re: If anyone can help/or I could help

Postby Fede » Fri May 29, 2009 2:23 pm

I'd be very happy to proofread your book.
I would not dream of accepting any remuneration from you.
Tell you what, whenever I post, just agree with everything I say, and bow to my superior knowledge, how's that? :tongue: :jumping:

Let me know when I can be of use.
Very happy to help.....
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Simplify: 17 into 1 WILL go: Mindfulness!

Quieta movere magna merces videbatur. (Sallust, c.86-c.35 BC)
Translation: Just to stir things up seemed a good reward in itself. ;)

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Re: If anyone can help/or I could help

Postby Fede » Fri May 29, 2009 2:25 pm

retrofuturist wrote:Greetings Fede,

Just a quick note to let you know I hadn't forgotten that you've reviewed Buddhism For The Modern Skeptic.

:anjali:

I've forwarded it off to my work and hope to review the changes during a break shortly.

Metta,
Retro. :)


No problem Retro... I hope you're feeling better!! :hello:
"Samsara: The human condition's heartbreaking inability to sustain contentment." Elizabeth Gilbert, 'Eat, Pray, Love'.

Simplify: 17 into 1 WILL go: Mindfulness!

Quieta movere magna merces videbatur. (Sallust, c.86-c.35 BC)
Translation: Just to stir things up seemed a good reward in itself. ;)

I am sooooo happy - How on earth could I be otherwise?! :D


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Re: If anyone can help/or I could help

Postby Ordinaryperson » Sun May 31, 2009 2:48 am

Fede wrote:I am currently working to gain an officially-recognised accreditation in copyediting and proof-reading.
If anybody has any (non-urgent, non-vital) written work they would like proof-read (to give me practice, and to save you the trouble!) please consider sending it my way.
I have signed the Official Secrets Act, and am bound by client confidentiality clauses, therefore such work will not be used as any course-work reports.
There is (as if it needs saying!) no charge.

Thank you.


Fede,

ahem ... want to read nearly 450 pages of thesis?

Was told to proof read them by a native speaker(s) as it contains many grammatical errors etc.

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Re: If anyone can help/or I could help

Postby Fede » Sun May 31, 2009 7:21 am

YES PLEASE!!

Please send it to my e-mail address:

federica57@live.co.uk

I will need it in workable (word) format.....

Fire away!

It goes without saying that if you have deadlines, or restrictions, it's important I am made aware of these at the time you submit your work for proofing, together with lingual/language preference (USA/UK English)....
Last edited by Fede on Tue Jun 02, 2009 11:05 am, edited 1 time in total.
"Samsara: The human condition's heartbreaking inability to sustain contentment." Elizabeth Gilbert, 'Eat, Pray, Love'.

Simplify: 17 into 1 WILL go: Mindfulness!

Quieta movere magna merces videbatur. (Sallust, c.86-c.35 BC)
Translation: Just to stir things up seemed a good reward in itself. ;)

I am sooooo happy - How on earth could I be otherwise?! :D


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Re: If anyone can help/or I could help

Postby retrofuturist » Tue Jun 02, 2009 5:09 am

Greetings Fede,

Thanks for this... I've now gone through the marked-up document and adjusted things in my original document to reflect your input.

Many merits to you! :clap:

Now to find somewhere good to publish it online :P

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Whatever various forms of unease there are in the world, They originate founded in encumbering accumulation. (Pārāyanavagga)


Exalted in mind, just open and clearly aware, the recluse trained in the ways of the sages:
One who is such, calmed and ever mindful, He has no sorrows! -- Udana IV, 7


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Re: If anyone can help/or I could help

Postby pink_trike » Tue Jun 02, 2009 5:55 am

Fede wrote:I'd be very happy to proofread your book.
I would not dream of accepting any remuneration from you.
Tell you what, whenever I post, just agree with everything I say, and bow to my superior knowledge, how's that? :tongue: :jumping:

Let me know when I can be of use.
Very happy to help.....

It's a deal. Thanks, Fede.
Vision is Mind
Mind is Empty
Emptiness is Clear Light
Clear Light is Union
Union is Great Bliss

- Dawa Gyaltsen

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Re: If anyone can help/or I could help

Postby Fede » Tue Jun 02, 2009 11:03 am

retrofuturist wrote:Greetings Fede,

Thanks for this... I've now gone through the marked-up document and adjusted things in my original document to reflect your input.

Many merits to you! :clap:

Now to find somewhere good to publish it online :P

Metta,
Retro. :)


You have no idea how rewarding this is to read.
Really. You cannot imagine. :smile:


I am delighted you are ok with the proofread document.
I did my best, and am glad it's to your satisfaction.

Thanks, Retro!

:namaste:
"Samsara: The human condition's heartbreaking inability to sustain contentment." Elizabeth Gilbert, 'Eat, Pray, Love'.

Simplify: 17 into 1 WILL go: Mindfulness!

Quieta movere magna merces videbatur. (Sallust, c.86-c.35 BC)
Translation: Just to stir things up seemed a good reward in itself. ;)

I am sooooo happy - How on earth could I be otherwise?! :D


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Re: If anyone can help/or I could help

Postby Fede » Tue Jun 02, 2009 11:04 am

pink_trike wrote:It's a deal. Thanks, Fede.


No problem.
If you would like me to go over what you have done so far, I'd be very happy to help.....

:namaste:
"Samsara: The human condition's heartbreaking inability to sustain contentment." Elizabeth Gilbert, 'Eat, Pray, Love'.

Simplify: 17 into 1 WILL go: Mindfulness!

Quieta movere magna merces videbatur. (Sallust, c.86-c.35 BC)
Translation: Just to stir things up seemed a good reward in itself. ;)

I am sooooo happy - How on earth could I be otherwise?! :D


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Re: If anyone can help/or I could help

Postby retrofuturist » Tue Jun 02, 2009 11:08 pm

Greetings Fede,

Fede wrote:I am delighted you are ok with the proofread document.
I did my best, and am glad it's to your satisfaction.

Thanks, Retro!

:namaste:


Hopefully you'll be doubly delighted that I might have found somewhere willing to host it online.

I'll come back and tell you where if/when it happens.

Metta,
Retro. :)
If you have asked me of the origination of unease, then I shall explain it to you in accordance with my understanding:
Whatever various forms of unease there are in the world, They originate founded in encumbering accumulation. (Pārāyanavagga)


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One who is such, calmed and ever mindful, He has no sorrows! -- Udana IV, 7


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Re: If anyone can help/or I could help

Postby retrofuturist » Wed Jun 03, 2009 10:44 pm

Greetings Fede,

Click here: http://www.justbegood.net/Downloads.htm

and then scroll down to E-Books!

:woohoo:

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Whatever various forms of unease there are in the world, They originate founded in encumbering accumulation. (Pārāyanavagga)


Exalted in mind, just open and clearly aware, the recluse trained in the ways of the sages:
One who is such, calmed and ever mindful, He has no sorrows! -- Udana IV, 7


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Re: If anyone can help/or I could help

Postby Cittasanto » Wed Jun 03, 2009 10:50 pm

retrofuturist wrote:Greetings Fede,

Click here: http://www.justbegood.net/Downloads.htm

and then scroll down to E-Books!

:woohoo:

Metta,
Retro. :)


is this the version Fede has proofread?
This offering maybe right, or wrong, but it is one, the other, both, or neither!
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"Others will misconstrue reality due to their personal perspectives, doggedly holding onto and not easily discarding them; We shall not misconstrue reality due to our own personal perspectives, nor doggedly holding onto them, but will discard them easily. This effacement shall be done."
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Re: If anyone can help/or I could help

Postby retrofuturist » Wed Jun 03, 2009 10:58 pm

Greetings Manapa,

Sure is.

Metta,
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If you have asked me of the origination of unease, then I shall explain it to you in accordance with my understanding:
Whatever various forms of unease there are in the world, They originate founded in encumbering accumulation. (Pārāyanavagga)


Exalted in mind, just open and clearly aware, the recluse trained in the ways of the sages:
One who is such, calmed and ever mindful, He has no sorrows! -- Udana IV, 7


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Re: If anyone can help/or I could help

Postby Cittasanto » Wed Jun 03, 2009 11:17 pm

I downloaded the old versionHavn't had a chance to read that one more than a couple of lines, due to circumstances, I'll be reading it when I have the chance so will download the new one.
This offering maybe right, or wrong, but it is one, the other, both, or neither!
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Re: If anyone can help/or I could help

Postby Fede » Thu Jun 04, 2009 5:22 am

Wow....

Coooool!! :clap:
"Samsara: The human condition's heartbreaking inability to sustain contentment." Elizabeth Gilbert, 'Eat, Pray, Love'.

Simplify: 17 into 1 WILL go: Mindfulness!

Quieta movere magna merces videbatur. (Sallust, c.86-c.35 BC)
Translation: Just to stir things up seemed a good reward in itself. ;)

I am sooooo happy - How on earth could I be otherwise?! :D


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Re: If anyone can help/or I could help

Postby appicchato » Sat Jun 06, 2009 12:34 pm

retrofuturist wrote:Many merits to you! :clap:

More frivolity from the monk...this isn't directed toward you specifically Paul but as this is a word used regularly in this forum, we should get it right...merit is an uncountable noun...you can have much merit, or little/no merit, but not many merits, and no merits...

If anyone wants to differ that's all right, I won't argue... :coffee:
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