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...
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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...
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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...
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The Top 3 Reasons People Fail at Transcription Work

Nov 04, 2015 by Janet Shaughnessy
There are probably as many reasons why people fail at transcription as there are people who think they want to do this as a career. But really, we can boil it down to just three simple reasons why people fail at transcription work. Reason #1:  Lack of Proper Training Unfortunately, the...
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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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Can Anyone Become a Transcriptionist?

Oct 07, 2015 by Janet Shaughnessy
Working from home has many advantages, but it is really not for everyone. It not only requires fast typing skills, it requires self-discipline and above-average grammar and punctuation skills. There's a lot of information floating around cyberspace claiming that anyone can become a...
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