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One of the most popular questions we get asked by clients, in particular university researchers and academics who are undertaking ongoing research projects, is how safe is the data that we send you – what protection is there and how do we know that it is

https://www.tptranscription.co.uk/how-safe-is-my-data-with-tp-transcription/

A New Transcriber - 200 Words a Minute

We had a job application in to TP Transcription Towers this week from a potential transcriber who claimed to be able to type at 200 words a minute. This made uspay attention - what possibilities abound for a

https://www.tptranscription.co.uk/typing-speeds-and-the-worlds-fastest-typist-applies-for-a-job/

'Cock a Doodle Doo' or 'Unclear'?

One of our transcribers has recently had the experience of transcribing a recording where a number of 'unclears' were noted. She reported that the 'unclears' were due to a cockerel crowing, something we have not

https://www.tptranscription.co.uk/cockerels-crowing-background-noise/

WE ARE RECRUITING! Transcribers sought for work. For details of our stringent recruitment process please visit https://www.tptranscription.co.uk/apply-to-be-an-associate/

Producing podcasts and getting them on to the web is extremely straightforward and usually takes very little effort. The same applies for transcribing podcasts so that you can produce articles for your website or blog simply by having the audio file

https://www.tptranscription.co.uk/how-to-publish-transcribe-podcasts/

Something that comes up quite frequently as a query is the question from academic staff as to whether we can undertake work for them on a personal basis when we are suppliers to their university. TP Transcription also trades as University Transcriptions

https://www.tptranscription.co.uk/personal-orders-for-university-staff/

We have had an interesting note left on our blog this week by a European professional in the finance sector. The writer states that he speaks over 10 languages and converses regularly in all of them, but "fails to understand why people from Liverpool

https://www.tptranscription.co.uk/why-cant-people-from-liverpool-speak-with-a-clear-english-accent/

We had a very unusual email today from a student at the University of Bristol who had completed our quote request form. When we followed up we received the following email from her:

https://www.tptranscription.co.uk/do-university-transcriptions-and-tp-transcription-offer-free-transcription-services-to-students/

Year end coming up for budget spend - don't forget that we are happy to invoice in advance of work being completed.. Email Anna Gresty MD - anna@tptranscription.co.uk

Where did OK come from?

OK is one of the most common words in the English language, but it is just 150 years old. You can trace its roots back to the 19th century Boston (the USA location rather than the original Lincolnshire UK town) .

https://www.tptranscription.co.uk/ok-vs-okay/

Yes and No

Yes is the quick answer but no to a number of specific courts, particularly in England and Wales.

https://www.tptranscription.co.uk/do-tp-transcription-provide-court-transcription-services/

An issue that often comes up in relation to transcription is when a client sends us a CD that has been commercially produced. Although it will simply play on a CD drive on a PC or laptop, it will not necessarily be particularly easy to copy.

https://www.tptranscription.co.uk/how-to-extract-cda-files-from-a-cd-and-copy-to-a-pc/

I was put on the spot a little bit earlier today when fielding a call from an academic researcher who telephoned to ask for a quotation for eight hours of one to one interview transcriptions. She started the conversation by saying “tell me why I should

https://www.tptranscription.co.uk/why-should-i-use-university-transcriptions-and-not-one-of-your-competitors/

Very often when call centre or telesales companies have a complaint about a customer's conversation with a call handler, a transcript of the conversation is requested so that management can listen and deal effectively with the complaint that has been mad

https://www.tptranscription.co.uk/transcribing-call-centre-conversations/

We have recently undertaken a piece of work for a journalist who was converting old newspaper articles into word documents.

https://www.tptranscription.co.uk/converting-pdf-to-word-using-ocr-text-recognition-is-there-any-point/

It took us a bit of time to work this out, but the easiest way of playing MP3 files on an iPhone without paying Apple any money at all is as follows:

- Download the VLC Player from the app store. VLCis an open source media player that plays videos and

https://www.tptranscription.co.uk/how-to-play-mp3-files-on-an-iphone/

Word Formatting Assistance

University Transcriptions and TP Transcription Limited are pleased to announce that our new Microsoft Word Formatting Assistance Service is open for business.

https://www.tptranscription.co.uk/microsoft-word-document-formatting-service/

The Coronavirus lockdown has introduced millions of people overnight to online video conferencing, with most using Zoom, the market leader. #videoconferencingguide #zoombestpractice #zoometiquette https://www.tptranscription.co.uk/zoom-etiquette/

Wednesday 9th December is the last day for uploading files on our relaxed turnaround (lowest price) and a guaranteed return before Christmas.

We are picking up a number of orders from local authorities and town councils in relation to their websites, following a new set of regulations requiring accessible websites. #councilmeetingssubtitling #councilmeetingstranscriptions #websiteaccessibility https://www.tptranscription.co.uk/website-accessibility-the-public-sector-and-transcription-services/

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