Get Over It! How to Move Past Your Fear of Finding Transcription Clients

Nov 11, 2023 by Janet Shaughnessy
“I'm scared I won't find any transcription clients.” “Where do you look for transcription clients?” “I want to start searching for clients but don't know where to start.” “How do you actually get transcription clients?” This fear holds back so many...

What It's Like to Be a Transcription Success: Expert Interview with Caren Stewart of Lady of Letters, Inc.

Sep 14, 2023 by Janet Shaughnessy
We've got an extra-special transcriptionist as a guest on the blog today -- my very own mentor, Caren Stewart. Caren is the president of Lady of Letters, Inc., which was one of the first companies I (Janet) subcontracted with when I was first starting out in transcription as a full-time gig....

Thriving in Dual Roles: A Guide for Caregivers Working from Home

Jul 18, 2023 by Janet Shaughnessy
Being a caregiver is a noble and fulfilling responsibility, but when combined with the demands of working from home, it can feel overwhelming. Balancing the needs of your loved ones while meeting professional obligations requires careful planning, effective time management, and self-care. In this...

Why this Consultant Hires Transcriptionists (And How They Optimize His Business!)

Jun 29, 2023 by Janet Shaughnessy
Today, I'm excited to introduce you to yet another business professional that takes advantage of the skills of trained general transcriptionists to optimize his business! It's my pleasure to introduce Brian Gatti, a partner and marketing consultant at Inspire Business Concepts in...

10 Business Owners Who Hire Transcriptionists

Jun 26, 2023 by Janet Shaughnessy
If you're like a lot of people out there who think transcription is a dying industry, think again. Here at TA, we've been profiling TONS of business owners who hire transcriptionists on a regular basis to help grow their businesses -- some of whom we know will surprise you! The general...

5 Ways to Socialize When You Work from Home

Jun 05, 2023 by Janet Shaughnessy
You’re all set up with your home office. You have some well-established clients. And then you realize the last time you had a conversation with someone other than your cat was over a week ago. Some type of socialization is definitely in order! I think we can all agree that working from home...

3 Keys to Avoiding Work-from-Home Scams

Jun 05, 2023 by Janet Shaughnessy
The internet is rife with scammers preying on the elderly, stay-at-home moms, the unemployed, and... well, pretty much anyone! We've heard a lot of stories from students who've dealt with work-at-home scams. If you don't see 'em coming, they can really burn you! There are so many...

Worried About AI Taking Over for Transcriptionists?

May 14, 2023 by Janet Shaughnessy
The fear that AI will replace human transcriptionists is becoming a FAQ (frequently asked question) around here. It's no wonder since you can't be on the Internet without hearing about ChatGPT and all the wonders of AI. I wrote a blog post about it back in February 2021 and what was written then...

Why You Shouldn't Become a Medical Transcriptionist (and What To Do Instead)

Apr 12, 2023 by Janet Shaughnessy
You've been searching for reliable work-from-home job opportunities. You've run across a lot of obvious scams. But one thing keeps popping up in searches: medical transcription. However, most job descriptions are pretty light on volume, rate, turnaround time, and other details. And what about the...

How This Professional Writer Uses Transcriptionists to Create Articles

Mar 25, 2023 by Janet Shaughnessy
I recently had a chance to chat with Michael J. McDermott, President of MJM Editorial services. Mike specializes in freelance writing and editing for magazine and corporate clients, including articles, white papers, annual reports, POVs, ghostwriting and marketing communication projects. Some of...
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13


What separates a ho-hum transcriptionist from an excellent one? Is there even a demand for transcription? Who hires transcriptionists? 
 Can anyone be a transcriptionist? 

Get the answers to all these questions and more by enrolling in my free introductory course, Transcription Foundations.

For our legal transcription mini-course, click here.