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Job in focus: medical transcriptionist. Humoral, humeral or humerus? Do you find it humorous?

Many doctors, nurses and other healthcare professionals like taking voice recorded notes rather than written ones. Medical transcriptionists listen to the recordings, analyze thoroughly and transcribe them in the end. Their job is very crucial in the healthcare system but us...

December 7th, 2015
Comprehending financial results? Thanks God we can get that transcribed!

Given that Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) is one of the most successful companies in history, it probably won’t surprise you to hear that its stock is a favorite among money managers and investors. If you have even a small amount of money to invest, you can, in fact, buy a small n...

November 30th, 2015
All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy

Do you remember this macabre scene from ‘The Shining’ (1980)? The main character there, the doomed writer Jack, typed it thousands of times just before he got mad. Don’t you think there is some truth in this phrase? The secret of being a good writer, student or any sort of ‘...

November 23rd, 2015
How fast do transcriptionists need to type?

Ultrafast typing speed is one of the biggest stereotypes about transcriptionists. As their job is converting audio recordings to text documents, no doubt, typing is of great significance. But is it the most important competence in their skill set? Transcribing is not the sam...

November 16th, 2015
Hello, how are you?

Hello, it’s me… Ever since October 23rd, 2015 the pitch of this ordinary phrase sounds somewhat changed. Adele returned to the music industry after three years out of the spotlight and immediately galvanized the audience. Hello entered at the top of the Digital Songs chart w...

November 9th, 2015
Stenography vs. transcription: cryptic code vs. plain language

Stenography and transcription are two tricky words: they have something in common and are used for similar reasons. Stenography is a form of shorthand typing done on a purpose-built machine or writing by hand. It makes it possible to produce a simultaneous verbatim transcrip...

November 2nd, 2015
Which are the most frequently used and transcribed words in English?

1,025,109.8 – this is the number of words in the English language, estimated by the Global Language Monitor on January 1, 2014. It is hard to image that somebody will ever use all of them (how about pneumonoultramicroscopicsilicovolcanocon) but some of them really appear in...

October 26th, 2015
Interview transcription: boring but necessary

The interview is the most important tool journalists have to obtain information, to expand on information they may have from other sources, and to clarify facts and see things from different perspectives. What is more, the interview is their source of quotes – the exact word...

October 19th, 2015
Subtitles: magic in the classroom

Scientific researches indicate that students who learn through subtitles show additional improvement in reading comprehension, word recognition, vocabulary acquisition and overall motivation to read. Talking in your language, closed captions can be good for understanding the...

October 12th, 2015