Wikisource:Community collaboration/Monthly Challenge/May 2021

Monthly Challenge

2021

  • Each month, the Wikisource community selects a few text 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

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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 work 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

Under 50 pages: to proofread
To proofread (no expiry)
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

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

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

Women Writers

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

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

Ulysses James Joyce (Irish Literature, Novels)   1922

To proofread (new works this month)

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

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

Women Writers

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

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

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

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

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

Paradise Lost John Milton (Seventeenth Century, Poetry)   1666

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

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

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