Taking notes during consultant checking
Where Are We?
In the last lesson, we learned how to share projects with send and receive. This lesson presupposes that you have been added to the project as a translator or consultant. We will now learn how to take notes during a checking session.
Why is this important?
Every consultant needs to document his or her recommendations to the team. After the checking session, a checking report is drawn up. The report is both for the benefit of the translation team so that they can verify that they have taken into account all of the advice of the consultant. But this report is also sent to a supervisor or translation coordinator. This provides accountability so that if questions about the translation arise later, it is possible to go back and consult the reports to see what the consultant recommended.
What are we going to do?
We will take some notes as if we were in a checking session. When the checking session is finished, we will copy the notes into a consultant report. Later we will check to see if the team has actually resolved the issues or not.
Restore the saved window arrangement from the previous lesson. Click on Windows and activate Stacked 2 Columns if it is not already active (check mark beside it). Add the project PLKJV to your desktop and save the combination.
Exercise 1: Mark a point in the project history
Exercise 2: Taking notes
Exercise 3: Viewing notes
Exercise 4: Creating the consultant report
Paratext 7.5 has modified how this works. The Notes Report no longer exists, but you can do filtering in the Notes List window, accessed from the File menu.
The technique for copying and pasting notes into another document has also changed.
If you still have Paratext 7.4, this link will show the old video about copying and pasting from the Notes Report. Click here
Exercise 5: Working with and resolving notes
Advanced Exercises: Assigning Notes, Custom note types