Tuesday, February 20th, 2024

Lost in Translation: Examples of AI transcript blunders that will leave you giggling!

In the world of AI, machines strive to understand and replicate human language. Let’s explore some of the funny and maybe not-so-funny errors that we have come across this month, when doing our quarterly tests on the leading AI transcription providers: “From then, I was allergic to most months” which should be “From then, I 

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Tuesday, February 20th, 2024

Celebrating 4 Years with McGowan Transcriptions: Our Linen Anniversary

February marks my four-year anniversary with McGowan Transcriptions! It’s hard to believe how quickly time has flown by, and I am grateful for the incredible journey I’ve had with this amazing team. In the world of work, four years can be likened to the linen anniversary of marriage. Linen symbolises comfort, durability, and the intertwining 

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Monday, February 12th, 2024

Happy Pancake Day from McGowan Transcriptions!

Let’s ensure your transcription game is as fluffy and delicious as those pancakes you’re flipping today! Because let’s face it, having a transcription provider that’s a flop is like trying to make pancakes without the flipping – it just doesn’t stack up! At McGowan Transcriptions, we promise not to leave you in a sticky situation, 

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Tuesday, February 6th, 2024

What an amazing first year I’ve had!

My wife has been a transcriber with McGowan Transcriptions for some years, so I had already heard some great things from her about this company. Therefore it was a real honour to become part of the team when I joined the Quality Control department last year, and I could not have hoped for a better 

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Thursday, February 1st, 2024

Time flies when you’re having fun – my 1st work anniversary is here already!

I can’t believe that today marks my one-year work anniversary with McGowan Transcriptions!  The last 12 months have flown by and have been such a wonderful journey with growth, opportunities, and challenges! Since joining the McGowan Transcriptions family, I’ve been welcomed into an already amazing team and I feel proud that I can contribute to 

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Monday, December 23rd, 2019

Reflections

Looking backwards… This has been a year of great change for McGowan Transcriptions. We started the year getting accustomed to our new heightened information security measures. Switching the entire team to Office 365 seemed quite daunting at first but over a short number of weeks, we succeeded. Everyone is now happily working in our secure 

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Tuesday, April 2nd, 2019

Mind

Mental ill health is something that can strike any one of us at any time – and when it does, it can be catastrophic for the individual and their loved ones. No area of a person’s life goes untouched, whether it be the work domain, personal relationships or simply the ability to enjoy the fundamental pleasures of day-to-day existence. When I was 26, my brother and I were diagnosed with bipolar disorder. Like many people with this condition, we had both been unwell for some time but had managed to somehow carry on functioning, hiding our symptoms from those we were trying to protect. When the breaking point finally came, it was both a shock and a relief for all involved; shock for the family – who were completely unaware of our decline – and relief for my brother and me, because we no longer had to pretend we were okay.


Monday, March 11th, 2019

Outstanding Contribution!

As much as we praise our transcription team internally we don’t often shout about them externally, but I’ve been so encouraged this week by the support shown from our team that I wanted to share how fabulous they genuinely are.

The transcription projects we handle are often challenging in terms of the subject matter and range from group discussions about retail therapy to highly medical or technical depth interviews. Our transcription team specialise in different areas so we arrange our team into groups according to speciality. However, one member of our team not only has made herself something of an expert in all subject areas and transcription formats, she also happens to be our team mentor and has become the go-to person for any question that might arise be it about grammar, transcription style, specific client requirements and all manner of transcription complexities.


Thursday, March 22nd, 2018

CALLING ALL TRANSCRIBERS – WE ARE RECRUITING!

We don’t recruit on a casual or ad-hoc basis; this role is permanent and indefinite.

Joe McGowan, Managing Director

McGowan Transcriptions are recruiting for both full-time and part-time professional transcribers who are specialists in transcribing group discussions and interviews. You will need to have experience working with a diverse range of material and you will be experienced at transcribing regional accents.


Tuesday, December 19th, 2017

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 familiar faces coming back to us, too (hi Carol!); we’ve had no shortage of complex projects and demanding deadlines to meet, and I’m pleased to say that we have consistently delighted our old and new clients alike with our super-fast turnaround and quality delivery.