Charles Dickens Needs YOU

Or at least the Dickens Journals Online does, which aims to make all his Household Words weekly journals available online.  He edited these hugely popular journals for 20 years and now, according to this Guardian article, the University of Buckingham needs editors to fix the inevitable errors arising from scanning 30,000 pages.  Have computer, will edit, no special Dickens knowledge required, apparently.

Since Household Words was something like a blog in its ability to print news the official press wouldn’t touch with a barge pole, or present the official news with an independent slant, I’m interested in being a part of this project.

Frustratingly, the link to sign up keeps timing out, but here it is anyway: http://www.djo.org.uk.  Perhaps they’re getting heavy traffic right now because of the article.

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