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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.

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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Can we see you?

As transcribers, we spend our days with other people talking through us, like mediums! Our writing isn’t of the automatic kind, the stuff of the world of fake ghosts and séances; our job is to make sense of the very real spoken word and the world researchers...

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Transcription – why we are unique

Today is a bit special because it’s one month since I started working for McGowan Transcriptions and it’s been a wonderful few weeks. For me this has not only been a pleasant new ‘place of work’ but a total revelation when it comes to working as a transcriptionist....

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Spring is here

Finally, spring has sprung! It’s hard to believe we’ve been back in our offices for four months, it feels like four weeks as we have been so busy transcribing! Christmas is normally a quiet time for transcription but not 2014, we’ve never known a Christmas like it in...

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One Thing I’ll Miss…

In December we will be moving back to our office in Egham after having been displaced due to the floods in February. The flooding was a disaster but, due to a tested disaster recovery plan, we never missed a deadline and the transition from flooded offices to...

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