Contextual Transcription

It can be tempting to transcribe a document one word at a time without moving on until each word or item has been transcribed. That can be a mistake a drain on your time.

Sometimes things that are confusing on a first read will become clear when the entire document has been read or even when other pages in the same set of documents have been reviewed. Leave a space or [—] for those items that are seemingly illegible.

Two or three hundred words later, it may make perfect sense.

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Posted On: April 19, 2021 at 12:13PM