Sticking with a project for a length of time pays off
I just transcribed a label (on Image ANN0004fhq) which was very faint and therefore difficult to read, but experience with this batch of specimens helps A LOT! I have a handle on the label-writing style of many of the collectors and am familiar with lots of plant and place names and terms used in description and habitat. A month or two ago, I'd have had to put question marks in for several words, with comments to explain what I couldn't decipher. Now I'm quite confident I transcribed the label fully and correctly.
There are several other Zooniverse projects that look interesting to me, but I'm glad I've stuck with one, because this transcription shows me that I can produce more accurate (and hopefully more valuable) results due to experience.
I find just the same; and I like being able to recognise Robert Kral's handwriting (and decipher his typewriter!) when it's not marked as such.
I like the growing knowledge of 'this is how to do this thing well'.
by md68135 scientist
This is so great to hear. Thank you both so much for your efforts!