There’s Too Many Numbers

Hello all! It’s the season to start thinking about taxes, and for a lot of small business owners (scopists, proofreaders, and transcribers including), that can be a daunting task. We are better with words than we are with numbers, after all. I would recommend that all small business owners start tracking their business expenses separatelyContinue reading “There’s Too Many Numbers”

Feast or Famine

Hello readers! It’s been a minute since my last blog post. We’ve gone through Halloween and Thanksgiving (and some other stuff in between), but it’s time to return to the posts! In this industry, it can be really easy to lose track of time, so this blog post will help get some of that timeContinue reading “Feast or Famine”

Spooky [inaudible] Stories

Happy Halloween! It’s that time of year again where spooky things and goblins rule. This year, it may be more spooky style stomach aches as we eat all the candy we can’t pass out to trick-or-treaters. Either way, it’s time for a post about the scariest thing any scopist, proofreader, or transcriptionist can encounter—big, badContinue reading “Spooky [inaudible] Stories”

Marketing 101

Hello everyone! Hopefully, life is returning to some level of normalcy for all of you. I know there are many people out there who are struggling to find work, so I thought I would dedicate a post to marketing yourself. Marketing yourself is crucial for any small business or entrepreneur, but increasingly it’s becoming moreContinue reading “Marketing 101”

The Proof is in the Reading

Happy October! Fall is in the air, pumpkins are in season, and business is bumping. I’ve been doing a lot of proofreading recently and have come to realize that I have yet to do a blog post about the joys of proofreading. Please accept my sincerest apologies and allow me to remedy the situation. ProofreadingContinue reading “The Proof is in the Reading”

Check Your Speed Limit

Hello readers! Life is crazy. Now more than ever, it is vital to slow down and experience the world around you. This post is all about doing just that. When you own your own business, everything falls on your shoulders. This responsibility creates an immense amount of pressure to make sure you are accomplishing allContinue reading “Check Your Speed Limit”

LIST: Top Five Traits

When I tell people what I do for a living, their response is usually to the tune of, “Oh, how interesting. I bet you hear a lot of juicy cases.” I often shrug and say, “Sometimes they can be,” but the reality is is that it’s not all that more interesting than any other job.Continue reading “LIST: Top Five Traits”

You Can Learn Anything

Hello readers! I hope everyone is staying safe out there. I know many of you have some extra time on your hands, and it may be tempting to spend that time re-watching Tiger King, but I have another suggestion that may be just as fun: Learning! I know, it’s the exact opposite of Tiger King,Continue reading “You Can Learn Anything”

Transcription Prediction

I’ve talked a lot so far about the importance of a scopist and how they help court reporters. Today I’m going to talk about the importance of a transcriptionist, and how they fit into the future of the court reporting industry. First, here’s a little context. Over the past several decades, auto-dictation software has improvedContinue reading “Transcription Prediction”