[bct] Re: Transcription

  • From: "Rose Combs" <rosecombs@xxxxxxxxx>
  • To: blindcooltech@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Fri, 4 Nov 2005 09:16:33 -0700

Oh, in the original article there was a transition sentence, they edited it
and some other stuff out to make it fit on one page using 8 point type which
I think would have been difficult for anyone to read.  

Rose Combs

-----Original Message-----
From: blindcooltech-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
[mailto:blindcooltech-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Mary Emerson
Sent: Tuesday, November 01, 2005 10:34 PM
To: blindcooltech@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: [bct] Re: Transcription


The only comment I have about your article is that there needed to be a 
transition sentence before the paragraph that starts "When I press F5 to 
enter the interfaces." At that point, you are beginning to talk about the 
job-specific transcription software you use, and you are not directly 
focused on Jaws itself and how it works. This could be very confusing 
because people still assume you are discussing Jaws specifically. Maybe a 
sentence such as the following could have been inserted: "Here is a 
description of how I use our transcription setup with Jaws, beginning with 
how I enter the transcription software with F5."

I wrote professionally for years and found that while writing technical 
manuals, it never hurt to have some transition statements such as this to 
make things clear. Sometimes I neglected to put them in, and people got 
confused. Maybe I assumed they knew what I was talking about, but they 
didn't understand until I was able to focus their attention gradually on 
another aspect of the subject.


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