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In 2008, Robert Eighteen-Bisang and Elizabeth Miller published Bram Stoker's Notes for Dracula: A Facsimile Edition (Jefferson NC & London: McFarland. ISBN 978-0-7864-3410-7 based on the materials from the Rosenbach Museum & Library, containing a complete set of Stoker's handwritten and typed notes. Notes are fully transcribed and annotated. --- Dracula, Wikipedia

What does the phrase "transcribed and annotated" mean in the above context? Please let me know. Thanks.
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Jackson6612Notes are fully transcribed and annotated.
It seems redundant to me. It sounds like there are notes on the notes. ("Annotated" means there are notes on the material.)

"Fully transcribed" is in opposition to "partially transcribed."
I'd take it to mean that there are not just references pointing to explanatory material, but the material itself is "written out."

That's my take, as they say. Emotion: smile

Rgdz, A.
Avangi
Jackson6612Notes are fully transcribed and annotated.
It seems redundant to me. It sounds like there are notes on the notes. ("Annotated" means there are notes on the material.)"Fully transcribed" is in opposition to "partially transcribed."I'd take it to mean that there are not just references pointing to explanatory material, but the material itself is "written out."That's my take, as they say. Rgdz, A.
In 2008, Robert Eighteen-Bisang and Elizabeth Miller published Bram Stoker's Notes for Dracula: A Facsimile Edition (Jefferson NC & London: McFarland. ISBN 978-0-7864-3410-7 based on the materials from the Rosenbach Museum & Library, containing a complete set of Stoker's handwritten and typed notes. Notes are fully transcribed and annotated. --- Dracula, Wikipedia


Now as I have read a description of the mentioned text it seems not much of redundancy is there.

This comprehensive work reproduces the handwritten notes both in facsimile and in annotated transcription. It also includes Stoker's typewritten research notes and thoroughly analyzes all of the materials, which range from Stoker's thoughts on the novel's characters and settings to a nine-page calendar of events that includes most of the now-familiar story. --- Product Description, Amazon.com: http://www.amazon.com/Stokers-Notes-Dracula-Robert-Eighteen-Bisang/dp/0786434104
I think the authors transcribed all of the notes etc. used by Stoker to write his novel. The authors also annotated the notes - perhaps they went on to explain why some of the changes were made in the final or published version of the novel. What is your opinion? Please let me know.

Thanks a lot for all the help.
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I agree. They are in fact "notes on the notes"! Emotion: big smile

To transcribe handwritten notes (or oral remarks) is indeed a labor.

I guess I failed to absorb some of your original post. Emotion: embarrassed

It's not exactly required, but it seems it would have been better to refer to the "Notes For Dracula" as "The notes." This would distinguish them from "notes" which were the product of "annotation." (definite notes vs. indefinite notes.)
Thanks, Avangi.
AvangiTo transcribe handwritten notes (or oral remarks) is indeed a labor.
Once again, articles!

Please have a look on this thread:
http://www.EnglishForward.com/English/IsTrueShouldntIndefinite-Articles/prkqv/post.htm

"labor" is not a tangible countable noun. It's an abstract. I think the last post by Kooyeen applies here. What was your thinking on this? Please let me know. Thanks.
How do you explain "a labor of love"?

I can never remember which danged online dictionary has the C's and the UC's!

My thinking was that this particular labor was a specific act.

Edit. Well, the Cambridge online learner's dictionary lists only [UC] senses.

My American Heritage includes "2. A specific task." But it doesn't use the terms "countable/uncountable."
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To transcribe handwritten notes (or oral remarks) is indeed a labor.
Thank you, Avangi.

It would be kind of you if you could tell me that what the difference is between the following two.

1: To transcribe handwritten notes (or oral remarks) is indeed a labor.
2: To transcribe handwritten notes (or oral remarks) is indeed labor.

1: To transcribe handwritten notes (or oral remarks) is indeed a labor. It's a tough job !

2: To transcribe handwritten notes (or oral remarks) is indeed labor. It's a lot of work !