Will the real Handwriting Expert stand up!
You can go online in search for someone to validate a signature. So, you put “Handwriting Analyst” in your browser and get a whole set of websites.
Then, you put “Handwriting Expert” in your browser and get a whole different grouping of websites. In this huge world of website-topia you might even insert the word “Graphologist ” and be introduced to a third collection of listings for persons dealing with Handwriting Examination.
Or, lo and behold! Here is one more — “Document Examiners” is a biggie and you can connect to the crÃ¨me de la crÃ¨me in the business.
How come there are so many persuasions for handwriting aficionados? Because there are many reasons people will want the services of a Handwriting Specialist.
If you have a Questioned Document or Questioned Signature to be examined, you will need the expertise of a “Handwriting Expert” — one who has proven court credentials in the field of determining forgeries. Sometimes the graphologist uses the moniker, “Document Examiner” or, even more impressive, “Forensic Document Examiner” — all depending upon background, training and experience.
The “Handwriting Analyst” usually deals in developing personality profiles describing the character traits of the writer. And, a “Graphologist” or “Grapho-Analyst” does likewise and does not worry about presenting court credentials since many courts do not recognize a character profiler as a qualified witness. Such a person is accepted by clients on a proven track record for being correct in the conclusions formulated in the report.
Do not expect the person who has read a book on handwriting analysis to be able to present a worthwhile solution to your problem. Ask me. I am a Handwriting Expert.
Antonia Klekoda Baker C.D.E.