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A little money for a little of your time...?

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If you have a computer, a little time on your hands, and want to make a little money, I would be willing to pay for a little of your time.

I have a notebook filled with material like the top half of what is below. I want it transcribed into a spreadsheet, as you see in the bottom half. Pretty simple, really.

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It is details of books I have read. There are about 30 entries per page. (I've done a second page about this, with details which may be useful to people who decide to give it a try.)

I would send you images of the pages, you would type the data into your computer, save it, email to me as a simple attachment. (No macros, in it, for instance.) It wouldn't have to be "perfect". You would send pages back one at a time. I would pay you, a page at a time, via PayPal. (If, once we "knew" one another, you were happy to do them in batches, be paid in batches, fine. But to start with, we both should protect ourselves.)

This is a new venture for me. There will, I imagine, be "bugs" to work out.

What software should you use?

I know that if you do the work with OpenOffice's spreadsheet, that would be fine. I'm pretty sure that LibreOffice would be okay. I suspect that Excel would be. Or put the data into a simple text file, using tabs to delimit the columns. We can iron the "what software" question out pretty easily, I imagine.

To test what MIGHT be okay, when for the first time you apply for a page to type, PLEASE SEND THE FIRST FOUR LINES OF THE DATA IN THE EXAMPLE as if you were sending a page of typing you would be paid for.

Please do not use: Google docs. Or, to send the file, Dropbox.

The good news: I don't expect "instant" results. I would expect a page to be sent back to me within a week of me sending it to you... it's only 40 lines, after all!

I am offering "only" US$3 per page... a page would take you much less than an hour to do!... IF I am satisfied with your work! So... do one page. Send that back. I don't imagine that I WON'T be satisfied! I will then send you payment. ("He who pays the piper", and all that.) You are taking a chance... you might waste the time it took to type a page! Send me half a page the first few times, if you like.

Is this "safe"?

Go to the root of the site this page is on- http://sheepdogguides.com. That's who you are dealing with. Use the Wayback Machine... it will show you that I've been online for more than 15 years. Do you really think someone with that reputation to protect is going to try to rip you off??

Your data transcription doesn't have to be perfect

Remember... the transcription doesn't have to be perfect- not for the fee I am offering. As long as you get most of it right, that's fine.

Details

Don't worry about anything other than what you see transcribed in the example....

The occasional dates, over at the right side of the page, don't need transcription. Some pages have notes on them. They don't need transcription.

That's it!

If you are under 18, get a parent's consent before you write to me.

If you will send me an "I'll give it a try" email, with the sample ... 4 lines from the data shown above (as a test of how you plan to submit the work)... I'll send you a few pages to transcribe. Remember: Get paid for the first one before you start the second. We'll see how it goes! If we're both happy, I have quite a bit of this stuff to be transcribed.

By all means, suggest "tweaks" to what I've proposed, if something would make you more inclined to give it a try. (If you'd do it for US$5 per page, send your name... if I get no one willing to do it at $3, I'd consider you.) I've tried to keep this simple... let me know if you can see ways to make it simpler.

Sorry... you will have to copy the email address below by hand... it makes it harder for spam list generators if I do it this way...

My email address as a graphic- turn on images to see it


I hope to hear from you! Remember: Send a sample showing how your transcription would be sent. It only has to be 4 lines long.



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