On the face of it, copying from one thing to another shouldn't be hard. No alterations or reordering are required; the entries will be keyed twice by different people, so if an occasional mistake gets in, well.. it isn't the end of the world.
You may think this is a reasonable thought to have. You may well be tempted at the end of a session to just not bother checking that last batch over. After all, you are tired and you're going to risk missing that last bus and it'll probably be ok.
When you think these thoughts, just remember this:
In applying "Type What You See" you do not transcribe:
Accented characters can be used in some fields (e.g name fields). Here is the standard character set, but almost any known set can be used (see +INFO above).
Commas within fields are permitted so long as that's how they appear in the source. Put the contents of the whole field in quotes. e.g. "St. Geo., Hanover Square" Where there is a fullstop at the end of a name that is not part of the row of fullstops that separates fields (in the later printed index) it should be transcribed.
Smith John.......Aston,6d 999 Smith John J.....Aston,6d 999 These assume NO full stop and none should be transcribed Smith John. .....Aston,6d 999 Smith John J. ...Aston,6d 999 These assume full stop and should be transcribed.
If you cannot find the answer here your next source of information is either your syndicate coordinator or the Admin mailing list. See here for information about how to use the mailing list.
People have different preferred methods for keeping sane while transcribing. Here are a few ideas:
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