Friday, May 7th, 2021

What a fabulous start to May for the McGowan Transcription team!

Below are Trustpilot reviews that we received within a 24 hour period earlier this week. We are so grateful for every single review we receive, so to receive this many in such a short space of time was really special.  If your current transcription company doesn’t wow you, please do get in touch so we 

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Thursday, April 8th, 2021

Some good news…

Changes have been made to our Operations team After surviving the most horrendous year due to COVID, I’m delighted to be able to announce that Linda Wathen has been promoted to Operations and Finance Coordinator. Linda joined our team last February but within a month it felt as if the world had turned upside down 

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Tuesday, March 9th, 2021

Illiterates: The words English speakers struggle to spell the most

“Favourite” is the most difficult word to spell across the English-speaking world, according to our research of Google’s search data.  Runners-up include “definitely” and “diarrhoea” (which is spelled ‘diarrhea’ in the United States).  These results take into account common search trends across countries that speak English as a first-language. Including the United Kingdom, United States, 

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Thursday, October 8th, 2020

What Makes a Great – and Happy – Transcriber?

Some of our transcribers at McGowan have been in the industry for decades, and freely declare that they still love their work, yet some of our friends and family tell us that the nature of our work would drive them crazy. What kind of characteristics does a person need to enjoy a career as a 

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Friday, October 2nd, 2020

McGowan Transcriptions 27 years in business


Monday, September 28th, 2020

Jean’s fundraiser for Sands, the stillbirth & neonatal death charity

This autumn I will be taking part in the 310,000 Steps in October challenge to help raise money for Sands, The Stillbirth and Neonatal Death Charity. Autumn is always a poignant time as it is the anniversary of the death of Megan, our baby girl, who died sleeping. Although years have passed and we are 

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Tuesday, September 22nd, 2020

The Transcription Dream Team

Next month I will be celebrating my second year at McGowan Transcriptions. The reason I’m celebrating is because I absolutely love my job. It’s stress-free, I get to type all day (which is my passion), and I work for a fantastic company with an amazing team of transcribers. They’re always ready and willing to share 

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Thursday, June 18th, 2020

AI and closed captioning

The need for closed captioning continues to grow as the way we consume content has increasingly moved online. Even though closed captioning is usually associated with making content accessible for hearing-impaired viewers, it also allows a wider audience to better understand what is going on in the content whilst watching it in noisy spaces like 

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Monday, May 18th, 2020

Recording In The Cloud

Don’t forget to ask permission to record! Consider your device: It is best to conduct cloud calls on a laptop, desktop or tablet device rather than a smartphone. Sound quality will be better and access to advanced features of the cloud-based platform will be more readily available and easier to use via a larger screen/device. 

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Thursday, May 7th, 2020

Zen Master Interview Skills

As transcribers we listen to literally thousands of interviews over the course of our careers. We have the privilege of hearing respondents’ views on a vast array of subjects, and of learning about things we had never heard of before. Part of the enjoyment of the job for us is the variety of material that 

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