New Testimonial

I sometimes get so wrapped up in doing the work that I forget to ask for testimonials.  However, here is a lovely one I received recently: “I’ve been working with Julie for almost two years now and she has been incredibly reliable in getting her dictations back – usually within a few hours. Julie has…

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Outsource, outsource, outsource!

It’s becoming more and more fashionable to outsource typing and administrative work and save costs. One way of doing this is to outsource your typing. But what does that mean? Well, if during the course of your working day you type lengthy letters, reports (even if using a template), notes of meetings with clients, legal…

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The Human Factor

‘People buy from people’, a business adage we are aware of, yet proven to me recently when a solicitor client of mine received a call from a nationwide transcription company. My client declined the call because she prefers the personalised administration and audio typing service that I provide for her as a temporary legal secretary,…

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Safe and Secure

Working from the comfort of my own home as a virtual typist is amazing, but I am always conscious of security. In an ever pervasive world where all we do can be tracked, there are important considerations for those who deal with remote work which may be of a confidential nature. Here are my top…

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Equipped to work – a guide for new transcribers

Friends have asked me, “So what do you need to get started?”  My answer is: “Not as much as you think.” Working from home as an audio typist providing a fast, reliable and accurate transcription service requires these basics: fast (and reliable) broadband, PC/laptop, headphones and a foot-pedal, software to play the audio files on, lastly, heaps…

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Keyed up with a need for speed

I haven’t always been a fast typist. When I learned to touch type at college in the 1980s I struggled; in fact I devoted the summer before going to college to teaching myself how to type on my mum’s old portable typewriter, failing badly! I remember sitting in class with my fingers hovering over ‘A…

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Transcribe or Audio Type – What's the Difference?

For many people, the words transcribe and audio type are seen to be the same thing and may well be seen as being interchangeable. So. The question is, “Is there a difference between the two?” Yes there is! … In short: Audio typing is created when one speaker dictates a file of exactly what they…

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New Year's Resolutions and how to keep them!

Hello and welcome to my first EVER blog. Although, I’m a typist, I’m only just starting on my journey as a writer and I hope you’ll enjoy – and will join in with – my posts. So, here goes ….. (by the way, any suggestions and comments are always most welcome!) I’ve never really been…

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