Now if I convert from pdf to doc or odt, I wind up with a massively jumbled mess. It's just a nightmare to look at. There's no way anybody is going to take that as a starting point. I do not have access to the original scribus files either - just the softcover book and the pdf.
So basically,as far as I can tell, I need somebody who is a software wizard, or else a really fast typist. Of course, this is on a tight budget. So... what are my options? I looked at fiverr and even from the lower-cost providers, it looks like it's going to be a $50 project or so, which I don't mind spending... but it would still leave me having to lay out the pictures and such again. So before I went that route, I wanted to know if you internet experts had a better idea.