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Wednesday, June 20, 2012

BLOG - Getting to be a bit too

magnify.jpgIt seems like every time I sign onto my computer, a screen pops up wanting more security information from me -- either to change my signon and password or asking for my phone number and other personal information.

And let's talk about why an ISP or even a home page would need to contact me by phone ... the security screen claims that it is if I forget my signon and/or password. Even if I did forget, there is still no reason for them to call me on the phone ... yeah, I can just hear the conversation now:

Them: It seems like you are having trouble logging in.

Me: I either mistyped my signon name or my password.

Them: Well, just to make sure, we must make sure you are who you are.

Me: Ok.

Them: Can you tell us your name, date of birth, place of birth, your mother's maiden name, your social security number and your banking information?


At last count, I think I have three email accounts -- might be four. All but one of them are used for junk. The spammers can have their way with them, and I look through them every couple of months. I have a Hotmail account with MSN. The account goes back to the days when they charged a monthly usage fee. They have implemented a screen after signon stating that they need me to update my information "just in case." I haven't bothered looking at all the questions they are wanting answers for. I stopped after the first wanting a phone number. There is absolutely no reason at all for them to have to contact me by phone. There was not the need 15 years ago, and there certainly isn't the need today.

I back out of the screen and get the messaage that the page has expired, then I have to go through the process of signing on all over again and finally get to my junk mail box.

I have never been one to say I can see into the future, but I have a feeling that I'm going to have one or two less email signons and passwords that I'm going to have to remember!
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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. 

I guarantee 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?

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