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The best novels, poems, and plays continue to captivate readers for long after the author passes away. From the famed tragedies and comedies of William Shakespeare, to the vast fantasy worlds of J.R.R Tolkien, and the clever witticisms of Oscar Wilde, certain...read more
Market research is a valuable exercise that is vital to most business owners and entrepreneurs when they are in the initial stages of creating a product, service or business. Market research is the process of researching and collecting data to support whether or not...read more
It is good practice to do everything yourself as a startup so you can clearly understand and define your processes, as well as save your limited funds for the work that really matters. However, there always comes a time in the startup process when you feel overwhelmed...read more
Have you ever noticed how many regional accents you come across in the UK? Compared to other countries, we have a huge variety of accents, with wildly different variants springing up in towns often just a few miles apart. Take London – in the capital alone, you’ll...read more
For many thousands of years of human history, we had absolutely no way of recording voices and sound for posterity. In fact, we didn’t even start writing things down until 3200BC, when people in Mesopotamia (modern day Iraq) created the earliest writing system– the...read more
For the past 25 years, it’s been a major research goal in the field of computer science to build an artificial intelligence (AI) that’s capable of accurate language recognition. It’s clear that huge strides have been made, with developments in machine learning and...read more
In case you haven't heard, the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is coming in May 2018, and it has important implications for how organisations handle confidential data. It also affects how we communicate with you and means you need to take action...read more
Minimum 2 years conversational transcription experience required We don't recruit on a casual or ad-hoc basis; this role is permanent and indefinite. McGowan Transcriptions are recruiting for both full-time and part-time professional transcribers who are specialists...read more
We encounter a variety of recordings in the course of our day – some are audio files, some are videos, some are recorded indoors, some outside or in large public spaces. We have interviews that are recorded as one-to-one, face-to-face conversations and also tele...read more
Where has 2017 gone?! It was McGowan Transcriptions' 24th year, and what a memorable year it has been. To sum up: there have been challenges, there have been opportunities; we've welcomed new additions to the team as we've waved goodbye to others; we've even had some...read more
Not to blow our own trumpets, but we at McGowan Transcriptions are known for being super-speedy transcribers (well, so our clients keep telling us, anyway!). I mean, you'd hope we would be after 24 years in this business, wouldn't you?! What you might not know about...read more
Outsourcing transcription services to a professional company is a smart choice, especially when you don't have in-house expertise. Transcription is an expensive skill set - just think about the wages, benefits, and all the overhead costs of a dedicated audio...read more