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07 April 2012

Are You Really Reading When You Transcribe?

If you can type quickly make certain that at some point in time you actually read the document that you've transcribed. Fast typists sometimes don't always comprehend what they are typing--at least I don't. A recent document indicated at the end how the person signing the document was related to another individual.

When I re-read the original document again that phrase had been used twice in the document. My transcription was correct and I had typed the relationship twice. But I certainly did not remember that first reference although I obviously read it.

Think about it after you type it and make certain something didn't just pass through your mind without being retained.

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