30 September 2011

Summary of the Week

Well its been an amazing week weather wise; its been absolutely beautiful and definitely the season of mists and mellow fruitfulness.

Its been a really productive week here at KATTS too.

I have transcribed and proofread over eight hours of audio this week. This includes staff appraisal interview transcription, patent application transcription and corporate video transcription.

And next week is more of the same together with three hours of conference transcription thrown in.

So its going to be a cracking start to October.

To find out more about transcription services feel free to visit the KATTS website.

Have a great month!

20 September 2011

Giffed by the Gaffer! Saving pounds on mobile charges!

I have been running my transcription services company since 2003 so I'm always trying to keep up with new technologies, although I have to admit that this one has taken me a bit of time.

At last I've got myself a smartphone so now I am able to check my emails to see if I've received any transcription services enquiries and keep up with social media on the go.

The reason I haven't done this sooner is because I was worried about expensive internet browsing and calls and didn't want to have an expensive contract as I don't use a mobile phone enough to warrant the cost.

However, I have now discovered Giffgaff and this is the reason why I took the plunge and bought myself a smartphone.

At last I've got freedom without paying through the nose for it!

Giffgaff's tariffs are cheaper than many other mobile service providers and one of my favourite things about it is the £10 Goodybag, which includes 250 minutes, unlimited texts and unlimited web which lasts a month. I can also call and text other Giffgaff users for free, which is fantastic because the kids are on Giffgaff too.

Another great thing about Giffgaff is the affliliate program. If someone orders a SIM card through my affiliate Giffgaff link and activates their SIM card by topping up by £10 or buying a £10 Goodybag then both of us will get a free fiver... brilliant!

One of my clients and I have already benefitted from the free fiver... thanks Keith!

Giffgaff uses the O2 network so an O2 or unlocked handset will work.

So if you're coming to the end of a contract and would like something more flexible or you just want cheap pay-as-you-go tariffs I would highly recommend that you check out Giffgaff for yourself. Its dead easy to join!

Get a free Giffgaff Sim

How do the Giffgaff tariffs compare to your provider?

13 September 2011

Interview transcription formatting

Outsourcing your interview transcription to KATTS could save you hours of time. A 30 minute interview with one individual can take approximately three hours to transcribe by a competent transcriptionist. This does not include proofreading time.  

I have transcribed numerous interviews for many different clients and they all require their own particular interview transcription formatting.
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For this reason I don’t use interview templates that are set in stone; it’s all very flexible so you can decide exactly how you want your interview transcripts to look.

Here are some things you may wish to consider for your interview transcription formatting:

  • If you are studying with a university ask your tutor if there is a preferred interview transcription format for the course you are doing.

  • Do you want the participants to be identified in the interview transcript; for example by their initials or I = Interviewer, P = Participant or another method of identification?

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    Indented or unindented paragraphs. See the images on this page for examples of indented and unindented paragraphs in interview transcripts.

  • Do you want a large left or right margin to accommodate analysis notes?

  • Do you want the audio to be typed into a table with rows and columns that can be converted to text?

As mentioned above, I am flexible with regards to interview transcription formatting and can usually provide an example interview template that will suit your requirements. However, in cases where you may need a particular interview transcription format I can adjust the interview template to accommodate this. Alternatively you can send me your own interview template.

If you would like further information about interview transcription please visit the interview transcription page of my website or contact me.

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