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Sunday, January 5, 2014

BLOG - Internet/email etiquette or oops ...



 I realized today that it has been five months since I've blogged. I knew it had been some time, but I didn't realize that it had been THAT long. I have no excuse or explanation except that time just got away from me. 

I'm hoping that everyone's holiday celebrations were wonderful and that 2014 will be prosperous and joyful for all.

My first blog of the year is going to be not necessarily a slap on the hand, but a reminder that should really go without saying--probably all of us have been guilty of it at one time or another, so the reminder is really something we all need to think about -- maybe even make it a a New Year's resolution. BE CAREFUL OF WHAT YOU WRITE ON THE INTERNET, AND BE DOUBLY CAREFUL BEFORE HITTING THE SEND FOR THAT EMAIL, TO BE CERTAIN THAT YOU ARE ACTUALLY SENDING IT TO THE CORRECT PERSON !!!

I have been guilty of "replying all" when I should have just "replied." Doing so was not a big embarrassment, but an embarrassment--still the same, and a followup apology to the recipient that should never have received the email. A couple lessons learned -- I really try not to say anything in an email that I wouldn't say to someone's face, AND I *always* double check that I am writing to the person that I'm supposed to be writing to.   

Another thing -- the world is filled with different personalities, and I honestly don't believe that we were all meant to be friends. I have a handful of people that I've run across in my lifetime that I avoid like the plague. We are just too different, and I just don't have a desire to be around them. Does that make me a bad person?--I believe it makes me an honest person. Then there are people that I would never choose as a friend, but I try to be cordial anyway -- I'm sure we all deal with both types of people. Today I received an email that I wasn't supposed to have gotten -- but the email was *about* me. Hmmmm. Is it eavesdropping to read an email that was sent to you, but was intended for someone else, and discussing you by name in the body of the email? The writer and I are "those two cordial people" that put up with one another. The email wasn't really bad, although in the past I probably would have gotten mad and emailed it back asking "what's this?"--although today I simply deleted it without doing anything. I'm sure the sender, by now, has realized her mistake and worried what I'm going to do -- which maybe her worry is my justice.

Long blog short, make sure that not only what you are writing is something you really want to be seen and read, and more importantly, be doubly certain you are *sending* it to the right person.

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4:32 pm mst 

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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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