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  • The Pros and Cons of Getting ISO 27001 Accredited
    by Jonathan Fagan on April 25, 2024 at 8:14 am

    The pros and cons of getting ISO 27001 accredited. Article by University Transcriptions and TP Transcription Limited on the process. The post The Pros and Cons of Getting ISO 27001 Accredited appeared first on University Transcription Services.

  • Transcription News April 2024
    by Jonathan Fagan on April 25, 2024 at 8:06 am

    Good morning and welcome to the April 2024 edition of Transcription News from University Transcriptions and TP Transcription Limited. Our newsletter includes updates on our charitable foundation’s work, the trials and tribulations of getting ISO 27001 accredited and charity donation suggestions. We hope you find it interesting. The post Transcription News April 2024 appeared first on University Transcription Services.

  • Transcription News – March 2024
    by Jonathan Fagan on March 10, 2024 at 7:28 am

    elcome to the March 2024 edition of Transcription News from University Transcriptions and TP Transcription Limited. Our newsletter includes updates on our charitable foundation’s work and articles on getting headhunted on LinkedIn, human transcription and charity donation suggestions. The post Transcription News – March 2024 appeared first on University Transcription Services.

  • Human Transcription – how long does it take?
    by Jonathan Fagan on March 10, 2024 at 7:08 am

    How long does it take in time for a human transcriber to complete work? Human transcription length of time, article by University Transcriptions. The post Human Transcription – how long does it take? appeared first on University Transcription Services.

  • Transcription News January 2024
    by Jonathan Fagan on January 29, 2024 at 2:24 pm

    January 2024 edition of Transcription News from University Transcriptions and TP Transcription Limited. Our newsletter includes updates on our charitable foundation’s work and articles on the 4 day working week theory, horrible bosses and career planning for the year ahead. The post Transcription News January 2024 appeared first on University Transcription Services.

  • What is Copy Typing?
    by Jonathan Fagan on December 29, 2023 at 10:24 am

    Copy typing, specialist service by professional academic transcribers, University Transcriptions. UK based human transcribers. The post What is Copy Typing? appeared first on University Transcription Services.

  • Email Encryption, Data Security, Word Document and Nvivo
    by Jonathan Fagan on November 30, 2023 at 10:04 am

    Article by our sister site on our current use of password protection for all Word document files, difficulties with Nvivo and email encryption. https://www.tptranscription.co.uk/data-security-and-emails/ https://www.tptranscription.co.uk/data-security-and-emails/ The post Email Encryption, Data Security, Word Document and Nvivo appeared first on University Transcription Services.

  • Transcription News November 2023
    by Jonathan Fagan on November 30, 2023 at 9:44 am

    November 2023 Transcription News from UniversityTranscriptions and TP Transcription Limited. Updates on our charitable foundation’s work, social responsibility policy and data security. The post Transcription News November 2023 appeared first on University Transcription Services.

  • Transcription News September 2023
    by Jonathan Fagan on September 17, 2023 at 9:43 am

    Transcription News September 2023 from TP Transcription Limited and University Transcriptions. Includes our charity donations. The post Transcription News September 2023 appeared first on University Transcription Services.

  • What does the future hold for remote or flexible working?
    by Jonathan Fagan on September 17, 2023 at 9:38 am

    Remote and flexible working future – an article from TP Transcription Limited and University Transcriptions. The post What does the future hold for remote or flexible working? appeared first on University Transcription Services.

  • Transcription? What’s that, then?
    by Jennifer Smith on May 2, 2019 at 11:02 am

    I’ve been doing a lot of networking recently, and lots of people don’t know that transcription is a service available and how it can help. The definition of transcription is: ‘a written or printed version of something’ Well, that’s not particularly helpful. It’s anything you can record, and I mean ANYTHING. From two minute to do lists over breakfast, to your thoughts on a meeting in the car on the way back to the office, letters, statements, memos, reports… podcasts, radio programmes, interviews. The list is pretty much endless. But it’s what transcription can GIVE YOU that is the most…read more The post Transcription? What’s that, then? appeared first on Underline Transcription.

  • You’ve turned up at a meeting, and someone says ‘your turn to take the minutes’ – here’s some handy tips
    by Jennifer Smith on April 11, 2019 at 3:21 pm

    We’ve all been there. You turn up at a meeting, your action points all nice and colour coded. You sit down and someone says ‘take the minutes, would you?’ And your heart sinks. If it does fall in your lap, here’s some handy tips to make the most of your minute taking – and save you time in typing them up. Because it’s not just trying to get down every important detail, it’s the three hours that it’ll take you to type them up and send them to everybody. And then it’s the extra hour and a half dealing with…read more The post You’ve turned up at a meeting, and someone says ‘your turn to take the minutes’ – here’s some handy tips appeared first on Underline Transcription.

  • Outsourcing Minutes
    by Jennifer Smith on April 3, 2019 at 8:55 am

    How many times have you sat in a meeting and someone has said ‘oh, can you take the minutes?’. Perhaps there is no minute taker, and the Chair is doing that as well as trying to hold the meeting. Maybe, you’ve received minutes and thought ‘that’s not what I said’, or something important has been completely missed. Too many times, probably. Minute taking is an art, and it can be time consuming and difficult. It’s not an easy skill to interpret what you hear and distil it down into concise but accurate minutes. If someone from the business is taking…read more The post Outsourcing Minutes appeared first on Underline Transcription.

  • We’re in the paper
    by Copper Bay Creative on April 11, 2018 at 9:26 am

    Not really one to blow my own trumpet (but then again, if I don’t, who will?!), but… Launch of Welsh language service By South Wales Evening Post | Posted: December 17, 2014 A SWANSEA-BASED transcription company is expanding its offering by launching a Welsh language transcription service following record growth in 2014. Underline Transcription, which was set up by entrepreneur Jennifer Smith in 2011 and specialises in the transcription of audio and copy typing for legal, academic and professional businesses, has announced a 50 per cent increase in profits in the last financial year. After doubling its client base in…read more The post We’re in the paper appeared first on Underline Transcription.

  • WE’VE BEEN NOMINATED!
    by Copper Bay Creative on April 11, 2018 at 9:26 am

    Check us out! National Award Nomination for Local Mumpreneur Being a parent whilst juggling a business is a hard task, and nobody knows this better than Jennifer Smith, mother of Luke, 4 and Lauren, 23 months, from Manselton, Swansea, who runs Underline Transcription. The business was launched in 2011 as a way for Jen to stay at home with her young children. Offering a professional and reliable service, Underline Transcription specialises in the swift, accurate and flexible transcription of audio for legal, academic and professional businesses. Jen has been nominated for an award at The Mumpreneur Awards 2014 in association…read more The post WE’VE BEEN NOMINATED! appeared first on Underline Transcription.

  • Grievance Procedure Note Taking
    by Copper Bay Creative on April 11, 2018 at 9:25 am

    So, it’s never fun is it? Having to chair a grievance procedure with either a disgruntled or awkward member of staff can have its challenges and it’s imortant to have the right note taker to pick up on all the salient points, whilst being discrete and unobtrusive. Do you take the notes? It’s hard to take adequate notes when you’re actually chairing the interview. But who do you ask if it’s not you? Is it a manager from another department? is it a member of your HR team? A secretary? Either way, it will be difficult to have impartial note…read more The post Grievance Procedure Note Taking appeared first on Underline Transcription.

  • Never dictated before? Not a problem
    by Copper Bay Creative on April 11, 2018 at 9:25 am

    When I talk to people about Underline Transcription some of them say ‘oh, I don’t think I’d like recording my voice’, and for the first few times some do find it intimidating. When your work is transcribed, as long as it’s clear, it doesn’t matter what your voice sounds like! Most of the time, we’re so busy listening to the words to ensure that we’ve got it absolutely spot on for you that we don’t ;hear’ your voice. I have one client (she won’t mind me saying, but I’ll mention no names!) who was very nervous of dictating, but after…read more The post Never dictated before? Not a problem appeared first on Underline Transcription.

  • Is outsourcing transcription really worth it?
    by Copper Bay Creative on April 11, 2018 at 9:25 am

    A lot of new clients ask me this question – is outsourcing worth the hassle? Well, it is simple to set up (not ‘simple’ like telephone banking!) – there are many ways to send over your dictation. ​You can email it straight from your smart phone (ideal for people who dictate in their car)​ We can set up a shared dropbox file You can upload it on our secure uploader on the website We can organise a ‘feed’ direct into our software So, like with many things, it may take a little bit of time to set up, but once…read more The post Is outsourcing transcription really worth it? appeared first on Underline Transcription.

  • I bet your legal secretary is overworked…
    by Copper Bay Creative on January 18, 2018 at 3:14 pm

    Transcription services aren’t just for those who don’t have secretaries, or for when your secretary or PA is on holiday – have a look at your secretary and see if they’re frazzled. Seriously, secretaries have so much to do all the time, and half the time I bet you don’t even realise how much they do to make your life easier. Give them a bit of a break, take some of that typing workload off of them, let them get on with important things in the office (prepping bundles, dealing with clients, doing that all important tender document) and send…read more The post I bet your legal secretary is overworked… appeared first on Underline Transcription.

  • Why transcribe interviews?
    by Copper Bay Creative on January 18, 2018 at 3:14 pm

    Transcribing interviews – many people think that it’s not necessary, but how many times have your notes or interpretation of what happened clash with the other party’s views? It can be essential, especially in grievance procedures, that each party has the same view of what happened. It can be difficult, as well, to take comprehensive notes when you want to give the other party your undivided attention. If you don’t, then your interviewee may feel sidelined or neglected and thus become disinterested in whatever you’re trying to put to them. Now, I know that most people would find it very…read more The post Why transcribe interviews? appeared first on Underline Transcription.