Your Instructor

Reed Hayes is a court qualified handwriting and document examiner whose business is located in Honolulu, Hawaii. He has nearly 40 years of handwriting related experience, and has worked as an international consultant and speaker.

Reed is a graduate of the International Graphoanalysis Society and the Andrew Bradley Training Course in Forensic Document Examination (beginning and advanced). He holds certification from the National Association of Document Examiners and a certificate of training from the American Institute of Applied Science. Reed utilizes his handwriting skills in forensic document examination, personnel selection, jury screening and litigation support. He is the author and co-author of several handwriting related publications. Case involvement includes investigation of the purported Jack the Ripper Diary.

Services (for further details click here)

  • Signature Verification
  • Anonymous Letter Evaluation
  • Detection of Document Alterations
  • Computerized Document Evaluation
  • Forgery Investigation
  • Restoration of Erasures and Obliterations
  • Indented Writing Investigation
  • Typewriting Examination

Qualifications (for further details see Curriculum Vitae)

Certified Document Examiner
Court Qualified Expert Witness
Board Certified Behavioral Profiler, ABFE
Certified Master Graphoanalyst
Paralegal Experience


Effective Witness Techniques for Handwriting and Document Examiners
Forensic Handwriting Examination: A Definitive Guide
Written in Crime
Between the Lines
Guide to Children’s Handwriting


National Association of Document Examiners
Scientific Association of Forensic Examiners (board member)
American Handwriting Analysis Foundation