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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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]