Amy Clevidence



  • Monday, June 1, 2009
    Editor: Why should lawyers dictate rather than prepare their own documentation or self-composition? Clevidence: On average we speak at a rate of about 150 words per minute. On average a person types only at a rate of about 33 words per minute. When composing documentation, however, our average typing rate declines, reducing to about 19 words per minute...
  • Tuesday, March 31, 2009
    When you think of the word "dictation," what comes to mind? For many people, the word "dictation" conjures up nostalgic imagery that could be the subject of a Norman Rockwell painting. People tend to think back to a time when businesses were run by men with dedicated secretaries who prepared documents for them, usually by taking shorthand and recreating...