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proofreading and correction of transcription of a story
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I have a transcription of a scanned story of 14 pages, some 6,000 words. I'm looking for someone to post-edit the transcription against the scanned original for *exact faithfulness to the original only*. All aspects of the original should be maintained, including punctuation, italicization, paragraph breaks (but not line breaks); even misspellings should be accurately reflected. The transcription is quite poor, with many OCR errors. The task requires extreme attention to detail.

I have attached the scanned original (PDF) and the current transcription to give a sense of the material. The first two paragraphs of the transcription have already been corrected, in order to indicate what is desired. Note that this is not a traditional 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., headi...

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