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Read through our thoughts about our profession and personal lives.

Welcome to our Blog

Read our blog and stay updated with news as well as tips and tricks regarding digital transcription services.

What is the GDPR and why does it matter?

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...

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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...

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Recording Guidelines eBook

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...

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Looking back on 2017

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...

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Thank You Internet

Those of you who have been around for as long as I have will definitely remember when the internet became such an important part of our working lives and particularly whilst working at McGowan Transcriptions. Even whilst writing this blog, I have just nipped online to...

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Smoke & Mirrors – Lesson Learned

We work hard at McGowan Transcriptions to ensure that our work is of a very high standard and we also liaise closely with our clients in order to meet their deadlines and exceed expectations. Recently, we had a short, sharp lesson in the way another transcription...

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Transcriber Vacancies

We are currently recruiting for professional research transcribers, full and part-time, who have experience working with a diverse range of material and are experienced with regional accents. We were founded in 1993 by Joe McGowan and we’re the number one name for...

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Virtually working, so to speak

As a transcription company, we are used to working digitally although it wasn’t always the case. We’ve been in business long enough to remember the days of mini cassette tapes and waiting for the postman to deliver our day’s work. However, we’ve always worked...

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