One of the greatest bonuses to doing transcription assignments is that I get to learn while I work.
I have transcribed seminars, teleseminars, BlogTalk Radio shows and interviews for some of the most savvy and smart business leaders on or off the net. This has allowed me to pick up a wealth of tips and knowledge from being able to get “first hand, front row seat access” to this information, and, as if that were not enough, I also get PAID to type up documents from the recordings. This is what I call a win – win situation!
Some of my satisfied clients are mentioned below, as well as on my testimonials page . With each one has come wonderful information that I just might not have gotten were it not for my transcribing their recordings.
I took a medical transcription course as part of the class I had at Rolla Technical Institute in ’98/’99, but had, honestly, not used the experience except as a means to speed up my typing skills. I had, however, been using my spelling and grammar advantages doing proofreading and editing and had done a couple of these assignments where I was asked to clean up botched or sloppy transcriptions. After I completed those, it seemed to me that as I had the training and love to type, adding this as one of the services I provide would make perfect sense.
Since that time, I have done several transcriptions and feel I get to know each client at least almost, if not AS well, as if I had sat down and had a conversation with her or him.
One of the advantages to having your recordings transcribed is that with a typed up document people can read and re-read what was said and even those who might have had a problem hearing the recording or show can then tell what was said. Also, with a recording, there is often back ground noise, people talking over each other or dropped words, mumbling, uhms and ers, etc. when the person or people lose train of thought or repeat something he, she or they have just said, etc. To me, phone ones can be the hardest to hear as one person may have a booming voice or clear speech and the other might mumble or have a teeny, tiny, quiet voice OR the caller might have a good close-to-the-phone type connection and the other person might sound like he or she is in a tunnel or muted or not talking plainly into the phone.
Below are some of my favorite clients who have had me do their transcriptions:
–Lynette Patterson of My Strategic Life Plan
“After completing my first solo webinar, I needed the content transcribed to re-purpose into additional products. After getting quotes from several, I learned of Jan and was amazed at her pricing. Then, I learned that several of my friends had utilized her services and that her accuracy and turn-around time were excellent and they were very complimentary of her high quality standards. With a wish and a prayer, I sent her my project. In less than 24 hours, I had a perfectly transcribed and edited version of my hour long webinar. I was so pleased that two days later, I asked her to edit a chapter of a book. On the same day, I received her edits and again, was very impressed with not only her accuracy, but the suggestions she offered to make the chapter perfect.
As you can imagine, Jan has won my business. I am so glad, and relieved, to know that I have someone I can count on.”
Lynette and her interviewees have given me priceless health related tips and information. Lynette’s friendly, girl next door, sweet and fun, YET brilliant business manner sets her apart from most of the experts I have heard and she makes you WANT to learn and WANT to be healthy!
–Ann Evanston of Warrior-Preneur.com
“I was thrilled that Jan was able to take a complex audio interview and effectively transcribe it for me. She did a great job so we could pull what we needed for the eBook! She is friendly and easy to work with too! Thank you Jan for jumping in and becoming an important part of my team!”
Ann is another super savvy business woman that it is my pleasure to work with. She is a great business coach and the interview I transcribed for her was about one of my own loves, social networking! She and the lady she interviewed had wonderful tips and useful, doable information and I learned A LOT from doing this transcription as I was pretty new on Twitter at that time and I got the inside scoop on what to do and what NOT to do! Both Ann and the lady she interviewed have really feminine voices and as I had a few instances of not being sure which one was speaking until in the gist of the sentence or paragraph, I know that people listening in might have had the same problem occasionally, which is a really good reason TO get an interview transcribed as well as offering a recording.
–Jennifer Davey of JJS Coaching – Getting Clients, Building Business, and Making More Income
“Before working with Jan, my website, articles and marketing materials were on target, but lost effectiveness because of errors with typos and grammar. I needed another pair of eyes to review my writing.
Working with Jan has improved my business by allowing my clients to focus on getting clients, building business and making more income, rather than my typos.
The best thing you can do for your business is to work with Jan.
She will keep your image perfect, by providing top-notch proofreading and editing services. If you have any questions about working with Jan, I would be happy to speak with you via email or phone.”
The reason I am using Jennifer’s proofreading & editing reference while talking about transcriptions is that I have done both for Jennifer. I attended her teleclass “How to Make Your Website Earn its Salary and Get Clients” both on the phone and on the net and then transcribed it once I received the mp3 for the class.
She had the most awesome tips or blueprint for building your web site, what to have it entail and how to make it work for you! This was an enlightening and informative session and not only did I learn while I listened but I will also have all of her wisdom and knowledge right at my fingertips whenever I need to refresh my memory or be sure of strategies that she so generously shared with her attendees.
If you are undecided on whether or not to get YOUR next audio session transcribed for your visitors, hopefully these ladies and I have helped with your decision. I know that some are thrown a bit by the rates I quote for this service and I want to assure you that this is not as daunting as it might sound. A ONE hour audio takes even the fastest typists I know HOURS to type up, proofread and edit. This is a lot more work than it seems until you done one for yourself. I love doing transcriptions because I love to type plus do my own proofreading and editing, which is my REAL love BUT it is also the most time consuming, constantly working assignment I take on.
If you decide you want to have your next audio gem transcribed to a word document from reading this blog post, mention this post in the schedule a product form, allow up to 7 days instead of my usual quote of 5 days per one hour audio and I will do your “new client” transcription for 20% off! (paid in advance only)
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