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Five Tips for Long, Boring Transcripts

by Joanna Norman Sometimes, as a general transcriptionist, you end up working on a file that’s really long and really boring. Of course “boring” is totally subjective and if you are lucky, you’re able to select your clients and subcontracts so that you almost always are working on material that you find interesting. Once in […]

Wireless Earbuds Review for Transcription

by Joanna Norman This post contains affiliate links. If you use these links to buy something I may earn a commission. Thanks. These Tribit Wireless Earbuds, pictured to the right, are the third set of headphones that I have purchased to use while transcribing. I will review them below, but let me first remind you […]

Office Buddies Update

by Joanna Norman This post contains affiliate links. If you use these links to buy something I may earn a commission. Thanks. Who are your work-at-home office buddies? In a very early blog post I introduced you to my non-human co-workers who are the best office mates ever. Having my animals at work with me […]

Five Traits of a Toxic Workplace

by Joanna Norman This post contains affiliate links. If you use these links to buy something I may earn a commission. Thanks. For years, I worked in toxic work places, and I didn’t even realize that was what was going on. I just knew that I dreaded going to work much of the time or […]

How Transcription Freed Me from Workplace Culture

by Joanna Norman This post contains affiliate links. If you use these links to buy something I may earn a commission. Thanks. I’ve been reflecting lately on workplace culture and feeling like the “other”. Since starting my own transcription business I have been free from all of that, and it is so much healthier for […]

Norman Transcription Featured on Side Hustle Nation

by Joanna Norman This post contains affiliate links. If you use these links to buy something I may earn a commission. Thanks. I recently had the pleasure of chatting with Nick of Side Hustle Nation about general transcription. If you’d like to know more about how you can earn money transcribing audio, check out the video on […]

Seven Questions To Ask Your Transcription Client

by Joanna Norman Great transcriptionists have happy clients. One of the best and easiest ways to have a happy client is to make sure expectations are clearly communicated up front. These seven questions will help you to set clear expectations so your client knows exactly what they are and are not getting in their transcript. […]

Six Questions To Ask To Get The Transcript You Want

by Joanna Norman A professional transcriptionist will want to work with you to make sure you get the transcript you need and want. Here are six questions you should ask a transcriptionist before you contract with him/her to transcribe your audio or video recording: What format will the transcript be in?Find out if your transcriptionist […]

Silicon Keyboard Cover Review

by Joanna Norman This post contains affiliate links. If you use these links to buy something I may earn a commission. Thanks. For Mother’s day my kids gave me a nifty silicone keyboard cover for my MacBook Air.  Would I recommend this to transcriptionists?  Yes and no. Please read on. Pros I can see at […]