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Why Four To Do Lists Are Better Than One

by Joanna Norman This post contains affiliate links. If you use these links to buy something I may earn a commission. Thanks. I use four lists to organize my projects and get things done. This system has lowered my stress levels and increased my productivity tremendously. If you usually have a really long, detailed to do list […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]