From Library Director to Full-Time Transcriptionist...

storytelling student success work from home freedom Oct 02, 2022

Today, we're highlighting Rhonda, Transcribe Anywhere graduate who's gone on to form her own transcription company, Listen2That Precision Transcription. 


I wanted to share my experience in hopes that it might encourage someone else on their journey.
I earned both my general and legal transcription certification this year and have been anxious to make it my full-time job, so I left my job as a public library director in mid-August this year. I have been in the library field for 22 years. I have not been happy in that field since 2020 and have felt a longing to just be home. 
I have three main clients for whom I transcribe and two others that are on an as-needed basis. I was surprised this weekend to go over my income and find that I only earned $27 less than my gross pay from the library in the last two weeks. I did not expect that at all. That was very encouraging to me. I thought it would take me a year or more to even come close to replacing my paycheck. 
Have I worked longer hours than I would have at the library? Yes, but I have enjoyed every one of them. I love the variety of files that I have been working on, everything from a criminal trial to medical interviews. I love that I can take my dog out for a walk whenever we feel like it. I love that I can run out to my garden and pick cherry tomatoes if I want a snack while I work. Most of all, I love working for myself and not a library board! :-)

It is worth all the challenging work and many hours I put into getting the certification!  





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