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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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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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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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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