Trusty Transcriptionists is set to celebrate being in business for four years now and heading into year number five! Where that time has gone is anybody's guess. 2017/2018 has been a year of real growth thanks to the help of a small group of fantastic freelancers that work with me on some of the larger projects, so now rather than having to turn large projects away due to lack of capacity, I can generally take these on and get them completed in a much faster turnaround time than years previously. I also continue to do a lot of work myself, especially if the project is small or of a highly confidential nature such as transcription jobs for HR related issues, counsellor interviews, as well as work I regularly do for several different writers, or if the client simply requests that they only want me to listen to the recordings for whatever reason (There is a box to request this on the booking form).
This last quarter has been busy and interesting work-wise. I've transcribed a variety of projects from academic interviews about music, film making, healthcare, business information services, women's equality, sports science, early childhood education and the list goes on. Lately a very large bulk of my work seems to be research projects for students completing their PhDs. This quarter I also worked on a large oral history project. Corporate history transcripts are keeping me busy, as well as sports interviews that range from boxing to football and every sport in-between.
I still feel very lucky to be doing a job that I enjoy and having the pleasure to work for so many nice clients. I hope that year five in business continues to be as exciting as the previous four, wish me luck!