Tag: Transcription

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What is the difference between a typist and transcriptionist?

Posted By Cathy Bennett

We often get asked what is the difference between a typist and transcriptionist, after all both roles essentially involve typing. Our answer can often be lengthy. Before we explore the differences, we think it might be best to share what they have in common.
Both

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What Tools Do You Need For Transcribing?

Posted By Cathy Bennett

As with any career, not only do you need to be skilled in your profession you also need to ensure that you have the right tools for the job. After all you wouldn’t be a mechanic without having your own set of tools to be

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Essentials of transcribing

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Back to School: The Transcriber Essentials

Posted By Cathy Bennett

It is that time of year again, when the shops are fully of sparkly new stationery items, the TV is full of adverts for school uniforms and back to school essentials. So, it seemed fitting to do a blog post on the Transcriber Essentials.
Here

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7 tips for taking minutes

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7 Top Tips for Taking and Transcribing Minutes

Posted By Cathy Bennett

As an administrator or PA, you can sometimes be asked to take the minutes in meetings and afterwards transcribe them. It can be a daunting task if you are inexperienced or lack confidence.

Arrive Early – Get to the meeting room before the others,

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What to look out for in translation

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What to look out for in a Translation Service?

Posted By Cathy Bennett

To get a professional translation service, you need to research with a certain amount of diligence. As with any service providers, there are good ones and bad ones. You want to make sure your documents are communicated clearly regardless of what language It is, the

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Why you should transcribe You Tube Videos and Vlogs

Posted By Cathy Bennett

Did you know that YouTube is the second largest search engine in the world — second only to Google, its parent company. 60 hours of video are uploaded onto YouTube every minute[1] and with over a billion users[2], how do you get your video seen

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Blog Post: All about phonetics by Fingertips Typing

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Phonetics – Part One

Posted By Cathy Bennett

This week I have been doing some reading up on Phonetics. It was a subject that I knew very little about (in regards to the alphabet) and it got me wondering whether there is still a need for a phonetic alphabet and indeed phonetic transcription.

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Blog: Tips on understanding accents and dialects

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Tips on Understanding Accents and Dialects

Posted By Cathy Bennett

One of the hardest things for a transcriber is deciphering different accents and dialects. As the world becomes more multi-cultural and the lines between countries and regions blurred, understanding new people can be hard and sometimes confusing.
Accents vary greatly.  According to Expedia there are

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Blog: How to turn an interview into something meaningful

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How to turn an interview into something meaningful?

Posted By Cathy Bennett

There are many different types of interviews conducted every day; job and university, celebrity and sports personalities, police and legal interviews. Although each of these has different requirements for what the information gathered is going to be used for, each is using same underlying technique

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Blog: Podcast Transcription

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Podcast Transcription – How and why you should consider it

Posted By Cathy Bennett

The podcast has revolutionised the way we communicate content to the public, it has been perfect for; Schools, colleges, universities, businesses, the travel industry, not to mention more common forms of media such as: radio programmes, magazines, political broadcasts, religious organisations, TV commentary and newspapers.
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How to improve your words per minute

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Improving your words per minute

Posted By Cathy Bennett

Has anyone asked you, how fast do you type?
But, how do you calculate your words per minute?
The Basics of Words per Minute
Words per Minute, commonly abbreviated to WPM is used as a measurement of typing speed or reading speed. Typically each word

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How to transcribe the Rio Olympics

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Transcription and the Rio Olympics 2016

Posted By Cathy Bennett

The opening ceremony of the Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro is only a few days away. This is the first Olympic Games ever to be held in South America.
This years games has not been without its controversy, with political, economic and health crises

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