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

Feb 10, 2016 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....

How This Podcaster Uses General Transcriptionists -- and Why He Doesn't Outsource to Save Money

Feb 08, 2016 by Janet Shaughnessy
Did you know trained, competent general transcriptionists are in huge demand by podcasters? We interviewed a business podcaster to prove it to you. Podcasters like our guest today use general transcriptionists to help their quality audio content reach more people online. If you've...

How Best-Selling Authors Use General Transcriptionists: Meet Bob McIntosh

Feb 04, 2016 by Janet Shaughnessy
We've got several other posts here on the TA blog detailing the demand for transcription services worldwide. We love to profile business owners, podcasters, experts, and authors who use the services of general transcriptionists... and we're going to keep publishing them forever! Why?...

4 Tips on Being More Productive as a General Transcriptionist

Feb 03, 2016 by Janet Shaughnessy
I'm sure all of us are used to the busy-ness of everyday life. I know I am! Sometimes, it can feel like time is running away from us, and we're just holding on for dear life. Trust me, you're not alone in feeling this way! To help us all feel like we have a bit more control over our...

3 Marketers Who Use General Transcriptionists for their Blog Posts

Feb 03, 2016 by Janet Shaughnessy
Everyone in the internet marketing world -- no matter the industry -- has need and use for general transcriptionists. It doesn't matter which country you're in or where you clients are -- you can transcribe anywhere for any industry, and we're about to prove it to you in this FAQ post. We talked...

Is There a Demand for General Transcription? (Holy Cow -- YES!)

Feb 03, 2016 by Janet Shaughnessy
Not only is transcription in demand -- it's in demand all over the world in all types of industries. Why? Because of online marketing. It's the online world, and you need to be found... well, online! Search engines are what help companies compete on the web, and using appropriate...

General Transcription vs. Medical Transcription: What's the Difference?

Jan 19, 2016 by Janet Shaughnessy
Whenever I meet someone new, inevitably the question, “What do you do for a living?” comes up. When I answer “I’m a transcriptionist,” I’m met with one of two responses: A furrowed brow, head-tilted, bewildered look and the words, “What’s...

3 Keys to Avoiding Work-from-Home Scams

Jan 18, 2016 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...

3 Keys to Better Client Security in General Transcription

Jan 09, 2016 by Janet Shaughnessy
Your general transcription clients want to know their information is safe with you. That's a no-brainer. They need to know their payment information, their audio/video files, and their transcriptions are all protected from thieves who may be out to steal their latest idea or use...

7 Myths About Becoming a General Transcriptionist

Nov 04, 2015 by Janet Shaughnessy
If you search online, you’ll find a LOT of information about becoming a general transcriptionist. Unfortunately, a lot of this information is misinformation. While I’d like to tell you that this misinformation is just an honest misunderstanding of what a career as a general...


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