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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 […]

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 […]

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. […]

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 […]