Dear Students and Graduates,

Welcome to the blog section of the QDECourse website. The blog is for discussion of any handwriting- and document related matters. If you have burning questions about the examination of handwriting, report writing protocol, courtroom procedures or the business of document examination, please ask them here. If you have news to report about your work in the document examination field, share them here.

Don’t forget to return to the Students-only page from time to time, as I will periodically post new Tips and Tactics that will help you in your work. Also, don’t miss the many downloadable document links at the bottom of the Students-only page. You may find something there that will be useful in your handwriting and document work.

Also, don’t forget that when you refer someone who signs up and pays for the course, you will be sent $100 via PayPal.

As always, best of luck in your endeavors.


11 Comments   |   Posted in Blog October 17, 2010

11 Comments for this entry

  • mword October 19th, 2010 on 8:11 am

    I checked out your website and I am very impressed. The templates and forms for document work will be very useful for me.

    It is also a comfort to know that if I have a question on something I am working on I can contact you for assistance. This is very important to me.

    • admin February 17th, 2012 on 1:32 pm

      Hi Shar. Glad to know you’re OK with the course thus far. You’re off to a great start and I’m looking forward to working with you further.

  • admin October 19th, 2010 on 10:09 am

    Sandy & Marcy, Glad to know you both approve of the site. If you have any comments, questions, etc. please feel free to post them on the blog. Reed

  • tmillspaugh October 21st, 2010 on 5:16 pm

    Sandy and Marcy,
    I am new to this but am about 70% completed with Reeds course.
    I dont know if it will be a complete struggle to get business especially without previous examination experience on my CV.
    I do know there are not many people doing this in my area, the only other QDE that I can find is Barbara Downer who is very well respected.
    I kind of wanted to get your evaluation of how business began flowing to you in the beginning.
    I am working on getting a website going and some local advertising.
    Thanks for your help..
    Tim Millspaugh

    • tmillspaugh October 21st, 2010 on 6:13 pm

      By the way I am considering retiring from the fire service after 32 years, tough call to leave something that is the only job you have ever had but it may be time. Hopefully the QDE will keep me busy.

    • sfoote October 22nd, 2010 on 5:32 pm


      I advertize in the NE Bar Assoiciation Directory.

      I also advertized a full year in the NE Lawyer magazine.

      Meta tags on your website can put you first online.

      Word of mouth is actually the best advertizement.

      Yellow pages did not help me….and I paid dearly for it.

      I hope this has helped you. It has taken a very long time for me. A lot of it is timing. The needs of the legal system seem to be sporadic and even when they need you, it takes time.


      • tmillspaugh October 24th, 2010 on 7:22 am

        Thanks Sandy, it is much appreciated.

        • admin October 24th, 2010 on 9:09 am

          Tim, when you get to the final lesson of the course, there is some basic info about putting yourself “out there” for business. I suggest giving talks to various organizations in your area, like police departments, legal associations, etc. Lions, Elks Kiwanis and the like are good too. Just a short 1/2 hour presentation about the basics of forgery works well. Just a few thoughts. Reed

    • sstewart February 19th, 2012 on 2:32 pm

      Reed and all,
      i would also like to know how to get started when you have no experience in document work.

      I think of this often and who out there would give me a chance with such a minimum CV?


  • tmillspaugh November 23rd, 2010 on 3:34 pm

    Well, I am learning a new respect for this profession as I find that things are sometimes not what they appear on the face.
    I am learning that it is requiring many hours of looking for the minutest of characteristics in the handwriting. But this is good, I do not want it to be an easy thing to do or everyone would be doing it for themselves. Study, Study, Study, read, read, read, and learn, learn, learn.
    My hat is off to those of you who have become proficient at this specialty.

  • sstewart February 17th, 2012 on 12:36 pm

    I am pleased to have chosen Reed’s course. I did research some other QDE courses and was not impressed.

    I am sure I will be the best I can be after taking Reed’s classes.


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