stopwatch stress

Can you type faster than you talk? With normal conversational speed of speech running at around 150 words a minute, it’s unlikely – I type for a living and I’m currently somewhere around the 105wpm mark. Journalists have been way ahead of the curve for years on this, understanding that it’s far easier to give […]

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Interview

Some of my clients, especially the market researchers, send me sets of interviews to transcribe in which they ask a number of different interviewees an identical set of questions. An easier way to handle these, in terms of not having to shuffle through multiple documents to extract the answers, is to put them into a […]

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heart

‘I do hope you’re putting all of these on your testimonials page,’ said a friend of mine, when I happily shared the latest piece of glowing feedback from a client on Facebook. My what? It simply hadn’t occurred to me to put the lovely things people have said about my work up on this website, […]

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Much as I loved the FloZo theme I’ve been using on the website up until now, unfortunately it wasn’t quite mobile-responsive enough to pass Google’s new test, so this evening has been spent digging around the innards of WordPress (with some mild swearing) to make this new theme do what I want it to. There’s […]

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Pound coins

A good transcriber will happily take on a file in any subject area, but if you press us, nearly all of us will confess to having one area that we prefer working with. For me, it’s business and finance, both personal and corporate. I have a number of clients in this area now and this […]

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As a full-time transcriber, I love my job – nothing makes me happier than sitting in my office (often with a dog asleep on my lap) rattling through some audio for a client. The clients I love most are the ones who go a little bit above and beyond to help make my job easier. […]

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Round table discussion

“Audio typing?” asked a friend, when I mentioned what I do for a living. “Does anyone need that these days?” Well, yes, they do, thankfully. Transcription has moved on a bit since the days of being plugged into a large beige tape machine with rubber earbud Y-shaped headphones and a large black pedal, typing ‘Dear […]

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Document

Although accuracy is the most important thing in any piece of audio transcription, presentation comes pretty close behind it – after all, no-one wants to read large blocks of text. Unless you have any special requirements, this is how a transcript from me will look: I’m a moderator or interviewer.  I won’t be identified by […]

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Newspaper

Well, ‘news’ might be a bit optimistic; after all, transcription doesn’t get mentioned in the headlines all that often. I wanted to have a section on the website where I could post useful things for people wanting to use a transcriptionist’s services for the first time, useful things for people wanting to become a transcriber […]

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