Enhancing the Transcription with Brackets

Clerks love to abbreviate, but don’t create more confusion when transcribing. Put in brackets what you “add” to complete the transcription or to make it more clear. Sometimes it clarifies things to “add,” but it should be obvious to the reader of your transcription what was in the original document and what came from your understanding of any abbreviations.


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One thought on “Enhancing the Transcription with Brackets

  1. Patty

    Got it, could make it rather confusing if one person thinks the abbreviation means one thing & someone else thinks it means something totally different.

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