If you've ever transcribed many video files you've probably come across one that started at a number other than 00:00:00 on the burned-in timestamp. When a video file has its own embedded time code that doesn't start at zero--and who has time to manually type in time codes--you can easily alter the beginning video time to match the embedded elapsed time. While working on the Transcribe Anywhere course, I was getting ready to try time coding with a video … [Read more...] about Express Scribe: How to Offset Time Codes to Match the Burned-in Time on a Video
I imagine only a small percentage of people really want to write a business plan or feel like writing a business plan. But as I tell my 7-year-old, everybody has to do things they don't like sometimes. For a kid, that thing might be going to school or brushing your teeth, but for the grown-ups, it could be writing a business plan or making that marketing call. Freelancing is definitely not the path of least resistance, so that's what I want to focus on: resistance. (Some … [Read more...] about But I Don’t Want to Write a Business Plan
So what do you do? At some point we've probably all been asked, "So what do you do?" When I was solely a stay-at-home parent, I HATED that question because it was so hard to quantify every role I filled and to convey what an all-encompassing responsibility it was to be a stay-at-home parent. I have had this same question of curiosity in my mind about court reporters since working with some of them as a proofreader. I would like to tag along and see what a day in the life of a court reporter is … [Read more...] about What Is a Court Reporter and What Do They Do?
Do you ever get that feeling when you're writing a word, that you've probably seen a hundred times, that it just doesn't look quite right? And you start second-guessing everything you ever knew about spelling? Is it New Years or New Year's? Valentines or Valentine's? These are the kind of mind-numbing decisions that transcriptionists and proofreaders face every single day! (Some links are affiliate links, and we will be compensated at no extra cost to you when you make a … [Read more...] about Valentine’s Day, Valentines’ Day, or Valentines Day? Just Where Does That Apostrophe Go?