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Have you attended any professional development conferences or other gatherings of transcribers to meet people and get to know them? Have you reached out to other transcribers or others who are formerly incarcerated who have their own businesses? Connecting with people is one of the best ways to assist in building your business. Having certifications is great and a necessary component but networking and forming relationships is also essential. Other than that, I don’t have any magic words to offer you. If you’d like to reach out to John Romeo, I can put you in touch with him. Just send me an email. Hope this helps.
So sorry … I just saw this (and apparently my notifications are not working!) I don’t have any resources on this … but can check around. 🙂
I am not seeing that it is okay to use … as it does not appear in the Appendix 2 list. I have had a couple of people ask me about it … and recently had a student ask me because she was told it couldn’t be used because it was not on the Appendix 2 list. I guess my confusion lies in why is it ok for hereabouts using the dot 5 contraction and adding contracted abouts ..(adding abs) but I don’t see where it is allowed in whereabouts (no apostrophe ‘s) using the dot 5 “wh” and adding shortfdorm abouts (abs). I apologize if I am confusing you 🙂
My question remains that hereabouts is contracted dot 5 h abs but when the ‘s is added to whereabout, it is not acceptable. See example on page 138 of rules.
Many transcribers charge by the page and prices vary according to the type of transcription. If you have not done much transcribing, my suggestion would be to find a group you can volunteer with and brush up on your skills before seeking contract work. With the implementation on Unified English Braille, possessing knowledge of and a good solid understanding in UEB is essential.
Thanks Cindi. That is what I thought, but was previously told that pronunciation did not matter. UGH. Glad someone finally figured it out. I was curious if there was another rule I was overlooking. 🙂
Thanks Cindi. I thought so but find myself second-guessing constantly… because, some instructors seem to disregard the rules … such as marking the “ea” contraction in the word Leah wrong.
Oops I hit send too quickly … (slim@fordonline) using the contractions “for” and “in”
We are taking the UEBOT online course given by NIU (Northern Illinois University)- the moderator and teacher quoted 10.12.6 through 10.12.8 for not contracting ea in Leah – guess because it would hinder the recognition of the word. But the rules do say use of contraction is permissible based on the best judgment of the transcriber, and that translation software would use the contraction. didn’t mean to get this going again, just wanted cindi’s opinion. Happy weekend. 🙂 Linda
Cindi–if they are correct according to UEB rules NOT to use ea in Leah, may I ask WHICH UEB Rules you refer to? Or which rules they (whoever they are) refer to? I still don’t understand why these graders say ea is not used in Leah. I don’t understand why Linda and Jana have been told NOT to use ea in Leah.
Joanna is right – they said to uncontract the ea. We contracted it. We have decided it is just one of those braille things where we agree to disagree. Is that still kosher in UEB???? 🙂 Linda
I believe, if they read English, they should be able to read the braille written in EBAE.
There is no rule that I am aware of that prohibits the use of the “er” contraction,, so I would use it.
Regarding 1-Methylcyclopropene, I kept searching for this myself and came across 12.3c in the Instruction Manual for Braille Transcribing Sixth Edition, 2013:
12.3c Numbers followed by words. When a number and a word are joined by a hyphen, as in 6-pack or 7-Up, a letter indicator is not required unless all of the letters of the word could be misread as a number.
Under the rules of EBAE, you would need a letter indicator in each of the instances enumerated below, for the fact that you have letters following a number and a hyphen. Yes, it would not be misread as a number but the rule clearly states that it is needed following a number and a hyphen. Hope this helps.