24 May 2011

How to upload an audio file for transcription

At last I've joined the YouTube revolution and I've made my first 'How to' video and here it is
This video gives detailed instructions on how to upload a sound file to me via my website for transcription.

I have also prepared detailed instructions in text format of how to upload a sound file to me for transcription:

Go to www.kingaudio.co.uk, come down the list on the left and click ‘Send a File’.

When the page loads, in the grey SendThisFile Box type your email address into the box marked ‘Your email’ after deleting the words ‘Your email’.

Type me a little message in the message box.

Next to File 1 click ‘choose file’ which will open a window to enable you to navigate to where you have stored your sound file on your computer. Select your sound file and click ‘open’.

Your sound file should now be attached to the File 1 line of the SendThisFile page on my website. 

If you want to upload more than one sound file then next to File 2 click ‘choose file’ and do the same again.

You can upload up to 5 files in this way.

When you are ready to upload your sound file(s) click ‘SendThisFile’ in the centre of the grey box.

The dashed line underneath will turn yellow and as your file starts to upload the dashes will turn red. It may take a little while. Keep the page open until all the dashes have turned red right to the end of the line.

If you close the page before the entire dashed line has turned red it will cancel the upload.

The upload will be complete when all the dashed lines have turned red and a notification appears underneath saying ‘complete’.

And that’s it.

Let me know if you found this helpful. 

13 May 2011

The story of KATTS: the acronym

Last week my Mum asked me what KATTS was and I had to explain to her that KATTS is an acronym of King Audio Transcription & Typing Services.

I don’t use an acronym because it’s the ‘in thing’ or because I like cats although as it happens I do rather like cats.

It just so happened that when I started my business back in 2003 I chose a rather long name. The name had to reflect the service my business offers, which is audio transcription and typing and the King, well that’s my name, Sarah King.

So being very unimaginative in the timeframe I had, I couldn’t come up with a better name and hence the mouthful King Audio Transcription & Typing Services.

Therefore to simplify things I have been using the acronym KATTS for a few years now - hope you’re paying attention Mum! :-)

So there you have it, the story of KATTS: the acronym.

P.S. If you use Twitter you may notice that my Twitter name is KATTS03. That is the acronym KATTS and 03 as in 2003 being the year I started my business.