What’d You Miss?

It matters. Because while forgetting is human, it can also be expensive. Maree Moscati writes on the importance of memorializing information before it becomes lost in the shuffle.

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The Story of Us ~ Part 7 in a Series A Day in the Life of a Transcriptionist

On August 21st, 2017, a group of our Copytalk, LLC scribes stood outside, looking up at the sky through specialty glasses. Our Athens office was privileged enough to experience 99 percent of the rare total solar eclipse sailing across the sky that day, and our office celebrated in style. There were glasses available for those who wanted to enjoy the show, as well as refreshments for all.

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The Story of Us ~ Part 2 in a Series A Day in the Life of a Transcriptionist

Whenever someone asks what my job is, I used to tiptoe around the subject. I’m not ashamed of what I do. In fact, I’m the only one of my friends that doesn’t complain about going to work in the morning. I plan on coming in to work until they tell me I can’t anymore. The reason I used to tiptoe around the subject is that for the longest time I didn’t have a great answer to the question I always get: “Why don’t they just use a speech-to-text program?” And I’m sure our potential customers have thought that as well. “Why spend a little extra on having a human do this when I could pay once for a computer program?”

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The Story of Us ~ Part 1 in a Series A Day in the Life of a Transcriptionist

We’ve all been there before, the awkward training period when you start a new job. Maybe you had to wear a silly hat while you learned what was and wasn’t okay to put in the deep fryer. Maybe you had to learn how to use expensive, complicated equipment, inevitably using it incorrectly in front of your boss’s boss. Maybe you even, as once happened to me, had to wear a giant button that said, “ASK ME ANYTHING,” long before you were ready to be asked anything. It seems that no matter the job, the training period is tedious, long and just plain unenjoyable. It’s not easy on you, the trainer, your manager and certainly not your customers.

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