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Advice for Success as a Transcriptionist

by Joanna Norman This post contains affiliate links. If you use these links to buy something I may earn a commission. Thanks. I was recently featured as one of four general transcriptionists on the Transcribe Anywhere blog: https://www.transcribeanywhere.com/blog/4-Top-General-Transcriptionists-Give-their-Best-Advice-for-Success-in-2021 If you have questions about how to start your career as a transcriptionist, I’m happy to answer them and […]

Moving & Transcription

by Joanna Norman This post contains affiliate links. If you use these links to buy something I may earn a commission. Thanks. I am happy to report that moving to a new state and working as a transcriptionist are perfectly compatible. That’s all.  Here is where this post becomes like some cooking/recipe blogs, you know, the ones […]

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 […]

How To Transcribe “And”

by Joanna Norman Sometimes there is a comma before the word “and”. Sometimes there’s not. This Norman Transcription Grammar Tip helps you decide when to use a comma. WHAT WAS SPOKEN “Yesterday I was at the grocery store and I did not feel safe and there was a lady there who was coughing and sneezing constantly and she was not wearing a mask. […]

Commas & Complicated Interview Questions

by Joanna Norman If you transcribe qualitative interviews, you will often hear the interviewer combining several questions at once. This Norman Transcription Grammar Tip helps with transcribing those complicated interview questions. WHAT WAS SPOKEN “what are the biggest challenges you’re facing at Harvey and Smith Clinic and what are the biggest challenges you face in […]

See Me on TranscribeAnywhere’s Blog

by Joanna Norman Not to sound completely full of myself, but I was recently featured on the blog at TranscribeAnywhere.com. I got my start as a general transcriptionist by taking Janice’s outstanding transcription course. So check out her course and read about my first year as a transcriptionist: https://www.transcribeanywhere.com/blog/find-success-as-a-general-transcriptionist If you have questions about how […]

Three Alternative Work Spaces for Transcriptionists

by Joanna Norman This post contains affiliate links. If you use these links to buy something I may earn a commission. Thanks. As you may know if you read my blog regularly, part of what I love about being a transcriptionist is that I get to work in the comfort of my own home. I’ve shared my […]

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. […]

How To Keep Your Transcription Projects Organized

When I was just starting out as a transcriptionist, I needed a way to keep track of the work I accepted from both my clients and as subcontract. I also wanted a quick, easy way to track my income.  I asked for tips from more experienced transcriptionists and then designed a spreadsheet that I still […]

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 […]