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5 Love Stories That Started in the Most Unexpected Ways

Every year, it becomes more and more common to find one’s significant other online, using a dating website or app. So how did single people find their match before the World Wide Web brought us all together? As the song says, “Love comes from the most unexpected places,” and to prove it, five couples tell StoryCorps how their love stories started:

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Top 10 Most Fascinating Facts About Transcription

Transcription, in one form or another, has always been used by mankind to document its own achievements. Today, though there are many options in voice recognition software, no machine has yet to match the accuracy of an experienced human transcriptionist. Here are the top 10 most fascinating facts about transcription in history:

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3 Sites to Learn How to Type Faster for Free

You can be more productive and get things done quicker if you don’t need to look at the keyboard to find the letters you want to type. The technique is called touch typing and it is all about the idea that each finger has its own area on the keyboard, and you can learn their location through muscle memory. Ready to try it? Here are 3 sites that will teach you how to type faster in no time.

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5 Advantages of Outsourcing Transcription Services

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From market research organizations and financial institutions to television production companies, universities, and legal firms, a wide range of organizations require transcription services. At first glance, it would seem that outsourcing transcription services would either add to costs or decrease your company efficiencies. Not true. Let’s take a look at 5 advantages that outsourced transcription services can bring to your organization. Continue reading “5 Advantages of Outsourcing Transcription Services”

Timecodes in Transcription: Types and Uses

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Timecodes, also known as timestamps, are inserted into transcripts at specified intervals, providing a marker of where the text is found in a video or audio file.

Timecodes have been traditionally used in video captioning, but are becoming popular for use in panel discussions, legal transcripts, market research, oral history, and podcasts. The placement of timestamps makes it easier for a person to review or listen to a particular moment or conversation within a file.

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6 Essential Habits to Record Better Audio

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Audio quality is one of the key variables that affect a transcriptionist’s output and cost. Clean audio results in better quality and accurate transcripts, while poor audio quality can make the job of a transcriptionist extremely difficult, leading to longer production time and a higher cost. The good news is that you can improve your audio recordings by following a few simple steps:

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8 Words to use instead of “Very” [Infographic]

Words are the currency of communication. A strong vocabulary will make your writing more powerful, improve your comprehension when reading, enhance your interviews, and even help you transcribe faster.

No matter if you are working on your next book or interviewing subjects for research, legal, or academic content, you can start improving your vocabulary today by using this easy guide with 8 options to substitute the word “very”.

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