2022 – March SAFE Educational Seminar

Date: Time
30-March-2022 16:00 (4:00 pm) PST
30-March-2022 19:00 (7:00 pm) EST
31-March-2022 00:00 (00:00 ) GMT
31-March-2022 02:00 (02:00 am) SAST
31-March-2022 12:00 (12:00 pm) NZST

Speaker – August Meyer

Topic: Case Study: Copy/Paste detection


This presentation will review a recent case file in which there were five major indications of copy/paste manipulation in a single document. We will explore the common signs of copy/paste and how they can be detected.


August Meyer first started studying handwriting analysis in 2005 under the tutelage of Joelle Sweeney of the National Drug Intelligence Center. Mr. Meyer later joined the American Handwriting Analysis Foundation (AHAF) where he met Reed Hayes, CDE, and enrolled in Mr. Hayes’s Questioned Handwriting and Document Examination Course. Mr. Meyer completed the course in 2014. Since 2014, Mr. Meyer has worked cases ranging from car title transfers to medical malpractice, as well as reviewing reports from opposing experts. He has been a guest lecturer twice for the Scott Community College Criminal Justice Department speaking on Handwriting Examination and Analysis, and once for AHAF discussing Gang Graffiti and Identification.