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Time Tracking & Transcription Productivity

by Joanna Norman Some folks find working at home challenging because of all the distractions that present themselves: the dishes that need to be loaded, the dogs that want to play or be let out, the three phone calls that need to be made to the dentist, the dog groomer, and the kid’s school. For […]

Transcription Headset Update

by Joanna Norman This post contains affiliate links. If you use these links to buy something I may earn a commission. Thanks. In a previous blog, The Tools of the Transcription Trade, I shared my preferred tools for transcription. I recently added a different headset to my toolbox, the ECS WordSleuth 3.5 mm Transcription Headset. […]

Desktop Cheerleader – A Little Gift from Me

by Joanna Norman Last December I signed up for 31 Days of Gifts from Courtney Carver of Be More with Less.  One of the gifts I received was instructions to make an “emergency kit” by writing several phrases on index cards. I had my cards sitting my desk for over a month until something spilled […]

Why You Need a Life Logo

by Joanna Norman I recently read that a research study showed that the average American child can recognize 1000  corporate logos. That says a lot about how inundated we are with marketing – yikes! Logos help corporations make money. What if you could harness the marketing power of a logo for your own good? What […]

How Online Courses Helped Me Change My Life

by Joanna Norman This post contains affiliate links. If you use these links to buy something I may earn a commission. Thanks. Early in 2020, I was working full time as a middle school science teacher, and I was struggling. Even though I loved my students and was good at what I did, there were some other […]

The Tools of the Transcription Trade

by Joanna Norman This post contains affiliate links. If you use these links to buy something I may earn a commission. Thanks. Several folks have asked me what I equipment I use in my daily transcription work. I am happy to tell you about the tools that I use and give you some idea of […]

Minimalist Transcriptionist

by Joanna Norman This post contains affiliate links. If you use these links to buy something I may earn a commission. Thanks. One of the things I love about being a transcriptionist is that it fits in so well with the simple lifestyle I am creating. I have been interested in minimalism and downsizing for […]