Proof Reader

  • VO84030
  • One-off volunteering


Description

A Learner of Lead Scotland has written a novel which is just over 50,000 words. His ambition is to get his novel published. He intends to do this by sending the manifest to a Literary Agent. Prior to doing this he would like somebody to proof read his work to ensure sentences make sense and spelling and grammar are correct.

Learner has produced his novel using Pages on an iPad. He has used the dictate function or asked his carers to transcribe as he is unable to type and his vision is poor. He has transferred documents (with the help of carers) from his iPad to his computer where he has saved his work.

Ideally learner would prefer somebody to visit him in person. So this opportunity would commence when visits in person can safely resume.

He would like somebody who has good knowledge of the English Language, any experience/knowledge of how to publish a book would be advantageous but not essential.

This opportunity has no fixed term - it will end once the book has been proof read and completed

Organisation aims and objectives

Develop learning opportunities for disabled adults, support life long learning. Train and support volunteers in the delivery of LEAD services

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Restrictions

Experience required: Interest in English Language. Good computer keyboard skills.
Travel details: Learners home – Broughty Ferry, Dundee

Support

Expenses paid: Yes
Expenses details: Travel expenses can be claimed on a monthly basis
Taster available: Yes
Taster details: The Learning Co-ordinator at Lead can meet with volunteer and learner to introduce both.
Training details: During an induction volunteers are asked to complete a workbook. The volunteer will have opportunities to participate in online training. If they are over 16 they could gain an Adult Achievement Award.
Support: Named Contact For Volunteer,
Wheelchair Access/Disabled Access Toilet

Last updated 2 months ago

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