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10 Necessary Skills of a Transcriptionist

10 Necessary Skills of a Transcriptionist

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Working as a transcriptionist may classify as a menial job, but general transcription actually takes as much hard work and dedication as other jobs do. Yes, anyone can learn how to transcribe to be a freelancer but can everyone actually do a great job at it? Here are the necessary skills of an effective transcriptionist:

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The Seven Habits of Highly Effective Transcriptionists

The Seven Habits of Highly Effective Transcriptionists

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Transcriptionists don’t have the luxury that interviewers and stenographers have, being able to pipe in now and again with a “Sorry—what was that?” “Could you spell that?” “Would you mind slowing down a little?” By the time we get the file, the speaker is long gone. There are a few habits that transcriptionists can develop, however, to consistently put out a good product.

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How To Get Started As A Transcriptionist

How To Get Started As A Transcriptionist

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Becoming a transcriptionist is a very straightforward way for people to make money from home. However, getting started in transcription can be tough due to the high competition in the industry and the increasing demand of general transcriptionists day by day.

If you are a newbie in the transcription industry or are looking for answers on how to become a transcriptionist, then you’re in the right place. This is a complete guide for you to learn everything front to back about how to become a transcriptionist.

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10 Things You Must Know Before Becoming a Transcriptionist From Home

10 Things You Must Know Before Becoming a Transcriptionist From Home

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Working from home as a transcriptionist can be a fun and exciting career for those who have excellent attention to detail and a strong work ethic. The following questions will help you determine whether or not working from home is a good fit for you.

A transcriptionist is a professional typist who listens to recorded or live audio files and converts into text format what they hear. They offer their services to medical, legal, and general transcription industry. To learn more about what a transcriptionist does, click here.

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What is Transcription?

What is Transcription?

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So what is transcription exactly?  Transcription is the art of listening to speech and converting it into a written document. At TFE we employ the industry-standard ExpressScribe player to play audio/video files and convert them into MS Word or WordPerfect document.  We understand the nuances of how to handle inaudible audio and do the diligence required in researching proper names and nouns.

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5 Websites for a Better Linguist

5 Websites for a Better Linguist

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On Translation International Day, we are celebrating the breakthrough translation made in the world, starting from making the far wide world approachable for all, till making it approachable for each.

Translators, interpreters and terminologists were, are, and will always be the unknown soldiers through history; they moved civilizations, transferred knowledge, widened minds, enriched cultures, and consequently, languages.

For this, we here provide the heroes with 5 websites that will help them enhance their skills and update their knowledge of today’s market.

  1. GALA

Globalization and Localization Association. GALA’s blog offers a wide knowledge about new automation systems, machine translation, translation tips. Furthermore, it holds contests and educational webinars. Not only this, but also, it helps project managers with some tips and advice for better management of projects.

  1. Taus

Taus blog is one of the best blogs updating translators with the latest trends in the translation industry. It even gives insights about today’s investment in the industry. In addition to this, they offer a variety of online courses with certification.

  1. Translationdirectory

This blog here offers a lot of thoughtful articles about the translation industry, helping to spread awareness about the terminology used and functions in the industry. Awesomely enough, it provided a lot of articles on different languages, to reach the maximum number of translators.

Moreover, it helps the freelancers to enhance their way in freelance translation services.

  1. Tekom

 Tekom is one of the leading translation and localization companies in the market. It highly spreads knowledge technically and softly.

Thus, it offers webinars, live events, updates and trends.

  1. Proz

Proz is the global hub of freelance translators in all languages, that’s why they give insights of the technological trends and professional development. They have a lot of articles addressing interpreter and translators. It guides them through their tools and gives them the advice to proceed surely in their career.

We wish all the heroes a fruitful career, and a productive international day.

Don’t hesitate to share with us the helpful websites that help you although.

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What makes Snickers, Snickers Around the World?

What makes Snickers, Snickers Around the World?

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In USA: Who are you when you’re hungry?

In UK: Oh Deer, it’s hard to spel when you’re hungry

In the middle East: You’re not the same when you are hungry

Three different phrases, slogans, yet they reflect the same message; you need to grab a bite of Sinkers when you are hungry to act yourself again.

Unifying the message to connote the same meaning in the whole world isn’t with an easy moving process. Speaking of moving, let’s first understand what does the word “Translate” mean.

Translation:  “to remove from one place to another,” also “to turn from one language to another,” from Old French translater and directly from Latin translatus “carried over,” serving as past participle of transferre “to bring over, carry over.

But translation in the case of Snickers isn’t really the perfect solution. The secret word of Snickers is: Transcreation, and that’s what we are going to discuss in this article.

 The etymology of the word is: to carry over with creation. Upon this Wikipedia explains further, “Transcreation” is a term used chiefly by advertising and marketing professionals to refer to the process of adapting a message from one language to another, while maintaining its intent, style, tone, and context. A successfully trans-created message evokes the same emotions and carries the same implications in the target language as it does in the source language. And this is exactly how Sinkers transcended the barriers of language and culture.

But, is it the same as marketing?

The answer is No; however, it’s one phase of the marketing process. Transcreation has two forms: copywriting and content creating, which we will differentiate between them in later articles.

So all I need is to be a writer? Nope! That’s not “ALL”. But further,

  1. You need to be an ambitious writer with the ability to learn, as you will adapt your message to the other culture.
  2. Familiarize yourself with the source text and the connotations held behind words.
  3. Read more about the matter.
  4. Analyze the target market needs to concentrate your message.
  5. Learn more about how they say it in the target culture concerning the structure, and the tone.

Nevertheless, to make a good copy, you need to acquire some skills.  And here, we state some:

نتيجة بحث الصور عن ‪research skills‬‏

  1. Mastering both languages: source and target, and their cultures.
  2. Wide knowledge of both languages vocab and styles.
  3. Research skills
  4. Refined writing skills
  5. Ability to reform and create

N.B: It’s okay if your first copy wasn’t as expected; read more, write more.  Needless to say that it’s a highly demanded profession nowadays. Just a little persistence will make it perfect.

In a nutshell, adapting cultures to convey a meaning to another isn’t with the easy kick. However, with some skills and curiosity, you will be able to create after chewing on the source text.

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How to Get the Best Out of Your Transcreator: Mapping Out the Perfect Brief

How to Get the Best Out of Your Transcreator: Mapping Out the Perfect Brief

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If you sell to other countries you may need to produce your marketing materials in other languages. You might need to adjust your marketing campaigns for other cultures. The best person to help you do that is a transcreator. Transcreators use their flair for translation and copywriting to help you sell across cultures and languages.

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5 Keys to Transcreation Success

5 Keys to Transcreation Success

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When tailoring your content to reach a global audience, sometimes translation is not enough. Language is filled with nuances, idioms and understood meanings that direct translations may not pick up. Transcreation may be your best option when customizing your message to reach an audience of a different language.

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Interview with an Expert Transcreator

Interview with an Expert Transcreator

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You are a global marketer trying to embed your brand in new markets. You keep hearing about transcreation as a way to do this. But when do you use it? How is it different from translation? And why does it cost so much? I spoke to an expert transcreator, Ellen Bonte, to clear some things up. Here’s the conversation.

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