Welcome Email to new P2s

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This is a copy of the e-mail sent out to volunteers who have gained access to the P2 Round.

Congratulations! You may now work in P2, the second proofreading round.

==Compared to P1, what remains the same? ==

The Proofreading Guidelines are exactly the same, and you still need to comply with the Project Comments and Project Discussion guidance for every project.

Please keep aiming to leave every page as perfect as you can.

==What is expected in P2?==

- Using WordCheck is compulsory in P2 and P3, and pages that have not been WordChecked may be removed from your record. See https://www.pgdp.net/wiki/DP_Official_Documentation:Proofreading/WordCheck_FAQ for information about WordCheck

It is important to be aware that, when you work in P2, you set an example to P1 proofreaders: they will be checking their diffs to see how you changed their work. Make sure that you don't mislead them.

If you remember how your mentor guided you when you started, you may consider giving gentle feedback in a private message to new proofreaders when you see them making repeated errors.

The text you worked on in P1 was generated from the page images by means of software tools. When you work in P2, however, you are working on text that someone else has already proofread. Nevertheless, please check every character and word carefully, since new P1s, unfamiliar with our guidelines, may have left errors.

Please keep in mind that we currently have a limit in P2 of no more than 120 pages per day. This is a daily limit, not an average; the limit is there to make sure that we have a variety of projects available in the round at all times.

==What resources are available?==

- You may ask for help at dp-feedback ( https://www.pgdp.net/phpBB3/ucp.php?i=pm&mode=compose&u=37603 ), giving the name of the project, the round you worked in, and the png numbers of the pages you would like to have reviewed.

- If you haven't yet, try using DP's Proofreading Font: https://www.pgdp.net/c/faq/font_sample.php

- When the diffs for your pages become available, check your diffs: https://www.pgdp.net/wiki/DP_Official_Documentation:Proofreading/Checking_your_diffs . You can easily check diffs with the Review Work tool: https://www.pgdp.net/c/tools/proofers/review_work.php?work_round_id=P2&review_round_id=P3&days=100&sample_limit=0

- For a quick refresher, consider redoing the proofreading quizzes: https://www.pgdp.net/c/quiz/start.php?show_only=PQ

If you have questions, there are several options:

- For questions specific to a project you're working on, please post your question in the project's Project Discussion. There's a link to this on each project's main Project Page on the line reading "Forum".

- If you have a general question, you can post in the "Common Proofreading Q&A" Forum: https://www.pgdp.net/phpBB3/viewforum.php?f=19

- If you don't know whether the question is a general question or specific to the project, you should start by asking in the Project Discussion.

- If you'd rather ask a question privately or would like more information on proofreading in general, you can send a Private Message to one of the following volunteers:

   Bess (Bess): https://www.pgdp.net/phpBB3/ucp.php?i=pm&mode=compose&u=101542
   jjz (Jacqueline): https://www.pgdp.net/phpBB3/ucp.php?i=pm&mode=compose&u=15578

==What could possibly go wrong?==

- Getting the Proofreading and Formatting Guidelines mixed up.

- Proofreading too fast! Proofread each page slowly enough to carefully compare the original scan with the proofing text.

- Forgetting to read the specific project comments, and not checking for new posts in the project discussion.

- Forgetting to use WordCheck.

Again, please don't hesitate to ask if you have questions, and thanks for volunteering at DP.


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