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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 […]

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 […]

How To Become 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’m sure there are many paths to becoming a general transcriptionist. In fact, I’d love to hear how you became a transcriptionist in the comments below. Here’s how I changed careers from being […]

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 […]

You Might Be A Great Transcriptionist If …

by Joanna Norman You are a bit of a perfectionist.  Clients can and should expect their transcripts to have 95 percent accuracy or higher. Accuracy includes transcribing every single utterance in strict verbatim transcription or almost every word in standard transcription where the transcriptionist uses informed judgement about when to leave out a word or […]

Three Examples of General Transcription

by Joanna Norman When I decided to become a transcriptionist, the question I got the most was, and still is, “A what? Transcription? What is that?” A transcriptionist listens to audio or video recordings and produces a written document or transcript of everything that was said. I think the easiest way to understand what a general […]