The Original Web Handwriting Site
Service Fees for Handwriting Readings
Then with the passage of time, constant improvement of Web Technology, geometric growth in the Internet, ... Wow! Things were in for a major change about two years later when the Web began to come of age, and someone at CNN decided to include WWW.HWA.ORG here as a reference site for an article they published on handwriting analysis.
What a change! During one month, we were getting upwards of 300-500 requests for readings, and there was quite literally no way we would ever catch up! We still top 10,000 visitors every month, (actually usually three to four times that... 17,327 as of last update at Sun 17 Feb, 10:12 PST, our last daily count...) And even though this is certainly a Labor of Love, and Spirit and Volunteerism, there was just no way that the three or four of us readers could actually write that many readings.
And so: we let technology help out: the natural way to ensure the best service for all was to write the little SelfEval program and to off-load simplistic curiosity readings there. And, nowadays as you might imagine, the little SelfEval engine has taken a chunk out of the volume, and reduced basic demand quite a bit. That was the point.
The artificial intelligence SelfEval program, can mimic a very minor portion of what true human-based readings can do. That's because it only looks at a few traits. But at least the program was trained well: it was written by Jerral Sapienza here, still the primary human reader for all our personal readings.
Instead of looking at just a very few aspects of handwriting in a personal reading we are actually looking at hundreds at play, the "gestalt" of the hand and how various traits and points tend to interact. For anyone who has been looking at handwriting for decades like Jerral, it's almost instantaneous and intuitive. There's always something which reaches out and grabs us in most everybody's hand; so that's the place we starts. And if you have included a specific question or two you have about your handwriting or about handwriting in general, then we answer those, too.
Pricing on personal readings offer a couple different choices. You're choosing between "regular" which is our standand reading, and a briefer format. Fee structures varying accordingly:
We do still accept samples without payment, but we consider those archive contributions which people want added to the massive archive we handle here. We don't respond to them, but instead use them as training material for training new analysts.
But the breadth and scope of the samples archive here is huge: literally thousands of samples, all in this same 'odd little format' of Jerral's design. By the way there is a text book on this sample format. It's a book from LLX Press called "The Hand Behind The Word: Handwriting Analysis JAQS Style" by Jerral Sapienza, and sells for $16.95; ISBN 0971710732 See if you can find it in your local bookseller, or order from Amazon.com or LLX Press.
Finally: Please know that we appreciate your contributions and your enthusiasm for the work here. There is a great fascination in seeing the incredible variety of handwriting. And a fascination in seeing where the samples and contributions are coming from, too.
If you plan to send a check: checks shouldn't be in 'foreign' currency, but, (as we found out the hard way) must be in US Dollars, since our bank doesn't actually process anything else, even Canadian!
Thanks again for your interest in Handwriting Analysis. Obviously, for us it's quite an interesting subject, or we wouldn't still be doing it after all these years. Let's hope it will bite you, too, and you'll continue to be inspired by HWA to become a fascination for you, too... It's possible! ;-)
You keep the samples rolling on in, and we'll continue to serve you briskly, committedly, and well! That's our pledge to you!
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