Avoiding Abbreviations

Use abbreviations sparingly. Does “w/o James Rampley” mean “wife of James Rampley” or “without James Rampley?” Of course on a cemetery transcription site, what it means is obvious. But remember, what is one person’s “obvious” is someone else’s “huh?”

Abbreviations can easily confuse–use them with care. Avoid them if at all possible.

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