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WOD Challenge 03-06-21 Stupid Software


Hello all!

Computers drive me crazy, don’t they you sometimes? I am trying to figure out why my transcription software shows the correct time, but then when I hard return to add my time stamp, it shows a different time. Example: The software shows the time to be 00:02:21. I hard return to insert the time stamp and it shows 00:04:32. Ugh! I have talked to my instructor back and forth in emails, and reviewed the class on time codes just to make sure I’m doing it right. All my settings are correct. I don’t get it. It makes me so angry that the instructor assumes it’s my fault, or that I must be doing something wrong. Maybe I am, but I don’t know what it could be. Any transcriptionists out there that can help me figure this puzzle out?


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Back to the Drawing Board-WOD Challenge-09-21-20

The struggle is real, y’all!

I did one of my transcription practice audio files this morning, proofread it, then sent it off in a timely manner to my instructor only to find out, I’m still making tons of mistakes! Just when I thought it was getting easier, I realized my use of commas, semicolons, and where to separate the sentences still needs lots of work. UGH!!

When you see a long sentence with lots of the words “and” and “because” in them, think about us poor transcriptionists trying to figure out where the punctuation goes, lol. I guess it’s back to the drawing board with my grammar studies. It’s a good thing I’m on my own timeline with this, but the bad thing is it may take me forever!

Peace out, it’s time for a break!

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I Changed My Behavior Today by Starting in the Pool

Hey, good morning everyone!

This morning I decided to change my behavior and start the day with coffee and exercise in the pool early this morning. I believe I was in the pool around 6:30am or so, the air was cool, but the water was nice, once I was in and used to it. This way, I can exercise and wake up to the sunrise. It was very nice.

Here’s the next big change I made, and I mean big! I finally got off the fence and pulled the trigger on beginning a new at-home career! Yes! I purchased the transcription course and you all may see less of me for a little while as I study my buns off learning how to be a transcriptionist!

For those of you who do not know, transcription is the art of putting audio or video files into written words. Now, I can make my writing count! I will be making a living, part-time at first, and helping people at the same time! I’m very excited and I’ve already completed the first module of the course! It will be super hard, but I am committed! (or maybe I just need to be, lol)

I will have to invest in more equipment eventually, that is why I’m so happy that I got the course at a huge discount because I had taken her mini-course first. Lucky me!

Well, I’m off to do what I can before I take my brother for a special MRI in Dallas. He needs me to take him in case the medicine they give him to slow his stomach down makes him drowsy. So, now that I have blogged and done my first module of homework, maybe I can sneak in an hour of Diamond Art (therapy ;)). I also did today’ typing lessons, and will continue them until I’m typing 60wpm or faster. I have a loooong way to go, lol. Right now, I’m at maybe 25wpm accurately.

So wish me luck everyone, I know you’ve heard this from m time and time again, but I really am committed to this transcription thing, and I will work hard until I master the course before ever trying to get a client. (She even helps with how to do that, btw).

So if anyone else is interested in this course let me know, I’m sure I will become an affiliate before it’s all over. Just a hint, take the mini-course first, it just lets you know what all is involved and if it would be a good fit for you. I googled the course before buying to see honest reviews and make sure it was no scam. Nope! Everything is included that you need to become a general transcriptionist, and she has a separate course for the legal transcriptionist.

Check it out for yourself at Transcribe Anywhere reviews.

Have a good day everyone!


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