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Staying Connected – activities for young and old alike!

Posted By Cathy Bennett

I hope the gloomy weather hasn’t dampened your spirits this week, especially as the sun looks to be returning from tomorrow! Whatever the weather, this week’s blog has a mixture of ideas to keep you busy indoors and out – enjoy!
This weekend

World

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  • about 1 month ago

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A transcribers perspective of lockdown in Spain

Posted By Cathy Bennett

Lockdown – Spanish Style
Buenos Dias and greetings from not-so-sunny Spain! No, I’m not complaining about the unseasonable grey and windy weather, it’s making the lockdown here a little more bearable. If it were a warm and sunny day I would be itching to go

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Social distancing in Canada

Posted By Cathy Bennett

Hello from British Columbia on the west coast of Canada.  I am Jean and I work for Fingertips Typing Services.
Cathy wrote a great article last week about lockdown in the UK and she asked me if I would write a short article about lockdown

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Managing home life and mental health

Posted By Cathy Bennett

Just a few weeks ago most of us were out at work, commuting, working in an office, going for lunch and all the usual things that daily life brings. Just a few weeks later and quite suddenly, many of us are working from home, furloughed

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The UK prepares to work and school from home

Posted By Cathy Bennett

It seems that today is the day that we find out if schools are closing and employers are forced to send staff home to work.  Boris Johnson is today chairing a COBRA meeting following the revelations that Tom Hanks and his wife now have the

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The Blind Transcriptionist

Posted By Cathy Bennett

It was one of those summers that you’d remember well into your dotage though possibly in the wistful, sepia toned way that distant memory has. I was living by the sea in a little cottage, visiting the beach every day, eating fish freshly caught by

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Hitchhikers Guide To The Galaxy Tech Becomes Reality

Posted By Cathy Bennett

On 4th October 2017 Google announced the launch of its new translation tech headphones, Pixel Buds, which it claims can simultaneously translate spoken language into the ear of the listener.
There is much hype around this new technology. Technology which reminds me of the Babel fish

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Secretarial services from Fingertips

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The Truth About Virtual PA Services

Posted By Cathy Bennett

A Virtual PA service is a great way for your business to save money and increase productivity, however, there are a lot of myths out there about virtual PA services. This article tells you the truth about  what to expect and debunks the myths.

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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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Secretarial services from Fingertips

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How have secretarial services changed?

Posted By Cathy Bennett

The growth in Information technology and modernisation of businesses has meant that secretarial roles have changed over the last few years.
In fact, secretaries and assistants are almost disappearing from corporate life, the drive to reduce headcount and streamline businesses removing ‘middle’ managers have caused

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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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Our Top Proof Reading Tips

Posted By Cathy Bennett

Getting your copy mistake free essential for good communication, regardless of what you are writing, be it an article, a white paper, website content or client proposal.
Many people just do a spell check or grammar check and leave it at that but it is

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