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12 September 2012

Comments in Brackets

When transcribing handwritten documents, make certain that any comments, interpretations, etc. that you make are clearly indicated in brackets. It is preferable that these comments be placed after the actual transcription itself. 

You don't want to compound any potential errors by creating the chance that someone thinks your comment was a part of the original document. 

Words that you cannot read, or are partially readable can be indicated as such by [---] or [Gra---]. 

And always go back and re-read things you transcribed twenty years ago. Any chance you made a mistake?

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