I’m no longer struggling to hear, spell, then verify the Writers of Additional Material if they’re not immediately obvious. Instead, I’m either adding a question mark to a name if I’m not sure of its spelling or just recording Unidentified to show a name is missing if I can’t even make it out enough to take an educated guess. It’s a decision I’ve been reluctant to take, if for no other reason than I hate admitting defeat! However, correctly identifying some names can take a disproportionate amount of time, especially when considering a writer may only have contributed something to a single show.
If you come across an example where I’ve given up and believe you’re able to identify the individual where I’ve failed, please let me know so I can update the information here.