[BCAB] thoughts on a job requirement

terry.clasper at btinternet.com terry.clasper at btinternet.com
Tue Oct 22 09:51:43 BST 2019


I concur with Steve, Text analyser is an incredible tool, I've been using it
for years now, and long with the combination of speech and Braille I am able
to produce high quality documents of a variety of types and styles, with the
confidence that what I'm releasing is of a high standard.


-----Original Message-----
From: Steve Nutt <steve at comproom.co.uk> 
Sent: 22 October 2019 08:46
To: 'BCAB Discussion List' <bcab at lists.bcab.org.uk>
Subject: Re: [BCAB] thoughts on a job requirement

Hi,

You could do it better with JAWS, because of text analyser, which doesn't
exist in NVDA.  Text Analyser looks for missing closing brackets, quotes,
etc, as well as fonts and spelling errors.

All the best

Steve

-----Original Message-----
From: Giles Turnbull <giles.turnbull at gmail.com>
Sent: 22 October 2019 08:07
To: bcab at lists.bcab.org.uk
Subject: [BCAB] thoughts on a job requirement

Hi all,

I know everybody's skills vary in terms of what they find easy or difficult
to do as a blind person, but I wondered what thoughts you have on this
element of a proofreader job I quite fancy applying for.
The bulk of the role is spotting typos and grammatical errors, but there is
also this:

* To ensure that all inspection reports adhere to the correct templates, are
formatted correctly and meet house style.

I used to use house styles when I worked for the Civil Service in my sighted
days. Now I'm totally blind and use NVDA. I know I can configure NVDA to
read things like margin widths and fonts etc, but I'm not sure that alone
would enable me to detect whether it was the correct template.

Any thoughts?

Thanks,

Giles

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