It has been a few months since posting. The lag is due to several factors -- fortunately,
work has been good and I'm keeping busy.
Although I would like to say the only reason is my abundance of work,
in actuality, I'm PO'd which you can probably tell from this blog title. For regulars, I'm sure you've seen the new logo at
the bottom of each page about copy protection -- the reason? I discovered a woman that stole my identity and using it as her
own -- no, not everything about me and my life, but my website. There are only so many ways to say I do transcription, I do
this or I do that -- so it is common for similarities among colleagues and even competitors sites with a phrase and maybe
even a sentence. However, this thief actually copied and pasted entire paragraphs and pages as though they were her own. I'm
actually surprised she remembered to change my name and my photo. To have everything stolen that you've spent days, weeks,
months and even years writing and designing is not a compliment.
For the past 2-1/2 months or so, I've been contemplating
my options and I will be taking action after the first of the year.
To everyone except this lazy and worthless
individual, I wish a happy and merry holiday.
With a typing speed of 120 wpm, Carolyn Bodley began
offering independent contractor/secretarial and transcription services to the Denver metro legal community in 1992.
I am not a court reporter or medical transcriptionist and I don't
videotape depositions -- I'm strictly a legal transcriptionist which means putting spoken words on paper. All my transcripts
contain a certification stating that to the best of my knowledge, belief and ability, the audio/video I received has not been
altered in any way, and the transcript is true, accurate and complete. I have never been advised that
a court rejected one of my audio or video transcripts. If my transcript is rejected by the court, you will
be reimbursed in full for my services. Because I certify that the transcript is true and complete, the entire audio/video
must be transcribed--I am unable to transcribe "just a portion" that you need.
that your transcripts will be typed confidentially, accurately and with attention to detail at a fair price.
Discovery is often turned over in a format other than hard copy.
This discovery includes, but is not limited to, recorded telephone conversations, police interviews, depositions, investigations,
witness statements, and more. The audio and video "words" need to be put to paper,
and your already overworked legal staff often don't have the skills, equipment, the inclination or the time.
Discovery is often the deciding factor of whether a
case goes to trial. Most of us hear, but do we listen? Recently I transcribed a video that had been viewed and listened to
several times and by several people before I transcribed it. There was a one sentence statement that not one person caught
-- this one sentence was not the only reason the case was dismissed one day before trial--however, it carried quite a
bit of weight -- and I'm the only one that "heard" it. Had the video
never been transcribed, how many other words would never have been heard?
Unauthorized reproduction or distribution of this website, or any portion of it, without
first obtaining the express WRITTEN permission of CAROLYN BODLEY, may result in severe civil and criminal penalties, and will
be prosecuted to the maximum extent under the law.