Wikisource:Community collaboration/Monthly Challenge/May 2021

Monthly Challenge

May 2021

  • Each month, the Wikisource community selects a few texts to proofread and validate.
  • The texts are featured for a maximum of three months with a few exceptions.
  • The challenge builds Wikisource's core collection and helps introduce new users to Wikisource.
  • Wikisource seeks to make free, scan-backed ebooks accessible to everyone.

May 2021Edit

Daily statistics
Day under 100
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DayPagesTotal
18181
286167
361228
460288
546334
631365
786451
899550
9144694
1050744
11154898
121291027
131061133
14861219
151321351
161251476
17621538
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22602105
23482153
24832236
25562292
26912383
271562539
28852624
291142738
30862824
312983122
  • Works in current challenge: 31
  • Total pages in current challenge: 13672
  • Average processed pages per day this month: 101

GuidelinesEdit

Welcome to this month's challenge. For a general overview of proofreading, see Help:Beginner's guide to proofreading. The challenge has a few special guidelines and tips for new users.

GuidelinesEdit

  1. If you've worked on a page, but don't have time to finish, please save your work as Not Proofread.
  2. If you encounter a difficulty such as a table, missing image, or a different alphabet, please mark the page as Problematic and an experienced editor will review it.
  3. Once you have finished proofreading a page, make sure to mark it as Proofread.
  4. Validation requires a careful checking of the proofread text to make sure that the formatting and spelling match the original. Be sure to read and follow the guidelines in Help:Beginner's guide to validation. Once you finish validating a page, mark it as Validated.
    • Do not use spell-check to validate, as many older works use non-standard spellings. Even if there is a mistake in the original, transcribe it as-is.

TipsEdit

  1. Many books published before 1820 feature a long s (ſ). Replace those with {{ls}} to yield s.
  2. At the start of a poem, put <poem> and place a </poem> at the end. Separate verses with a blank line.
  3. Mark the spot where an image should go with {{missing image}}, a table with {{missing table}} and other alphabets with {{Language characters}}.
  4. Add a blank line between each paragraph.

Challenge textsEdit

Sprint: Women Writers

The texts in the Sprint are indicated with a ribbon

To proofread (no expiry)

Nature (Volume 1) Nature (journal) (Scientific Journals, Science)   1858

To proofread (new works this month)

Anna Karenina Lev Nikolayevich Tolstoy (Russian Literature, Novels)   1904

Clarissa (Volume 1) Samuel Richardson (Eighteenth Century, Novels)   1748

Enquiry into Plants (Volume 1) Theophrastus (Classics, Science)   1916

The New Negro Alain Locke (Celebrating the Public Domain, Black Writers)   1925

Paradise Lost John Milton (Seventeenth Century, Poetry)   1666

Women Writers

Uncle Tom's Cabin Harriet Beecher Stowe (Slavery in the USA, Novels, Women Writers)   1852

Women Writers

The Wanderer Fanny Burney (Novels, Women Writers)   1814

To validate (new works this month)

Crime and Punishment Fyodor Dostoyevsky (Russian Fiction, Novels)   1917

Women Writers

Jane Eyre Charlotte Brontë (Novels, Women Writers)   1847

The Librarian's Copyright Companion James S. Heller, Paul Hellyer and Benjamin J. Keele (Legal Text, Celebrating the Public Domain)   2012

Paradise Lost (Manuscript) John Milton (Seventeenth Century, Poetry)   1665

The Portrait of Dorian Gray Oscar Wilde (LGBTQ+, Novels)   1890

Sons and Lovers D. H. Lawrence (British Literature, Novels)   1913

Ulysses James Joyce (Irish Literature, Novels)   1922

The Works of H.G. Wells (Volume 1) H. G. Wells (Science Fiction, Novels, Celebrating the Public Domain)   1924

Completed works

A Daughter of the Samurai Etsu Inagaki Sugimoto (Celebrating the Public Domain, Biography, Women Writers)   1925

Oliver Twist (Volume 1) Charles Dickens (Social Inequality, Novels)   1838

Orley Farm (Volume 1) Anthony Trollope (Victorian Serial)   1861

Orley Farm (Volume 2) Anthony Trollope (Victorian Serial)   1861

Sense and Sensibility (Volume 1) Jane Austen (Novels, Women Writers)   1811

Sense and Sensibility (Volume 2) Jane Austen (Novels, Women Writers)   1811