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proofreading and copy editing of scanned book transcription
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I have a transcription of a scanned book of some 66,000 words. I'm looking for someone to post-edit the transcription against the scanned original for *exact faithfulness to the original only*. The transcription is already quite accurate, so the task requires extreme attention to detail, since changes will be relatively rare (unlike, say, post-editing OCRed text).

I have attached a sample of a couple of pages of the scanned original (PDF) and the current transcription (Markdown) to give a sense of the material.

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Note that this is not a traditional proofreading or copyediting job, as no corrections or improvements to the text are wanted. Rather, the goal is to get as accurate and faithful a transcription as possible.

The transcription is in Markdown format, a simple textual format that allows markup for, e.g., headings and italics. The transcription should conform to that format. Therefore, familiarity with Markdown is a plus.
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