Random Thoughts and Ideas

From a rambling mind wanting to share

Helpful tips for being social w/those of us who actually want to be social.

Are you confused about how to be social on social media? Are you trying too hard to build likes, that you forget what social media is really all about? Here are some tips that we non-gurus follow, and guess what? We don’t only post cat photos and Walmart atrocities. Don’t worry about how many likes […]

Happy New Year 2015 from CLK Transcription

Goodbye 2014 – Welcome 2015      CLK Transcription has had another wonderful year. 2014 was filled with wonderful recognition for CLK Transcription’s work that can be found in books, magazines, and production credits, with many of our clients winning awards, including an EMMY – how cool is that!?! Yes, CLK Transcription was acknowledged for work […]

Preparing for a New Year as a Small Business

Are you ready for the New Year? It isn’t just about parties and champagne when you own a small business. For a small business, in most cases, being ‘ready’ also means: Closing out the accounting for the year, Organizing and filing away the previous year’s records, Developing 1099s, W2s, and final quarter tax reporting, Reviewing […]

Allow your transcriptionist to save you time and money by following these simple tips.

Got audio you need transcribed? When sending audio to your transcriptionist, is it always good to give them as much information as you can about your needs, such as:   How long is the file? This is important so we can confirm we received the entire file. Although transfer programs are great, sometimes our own […]

Why should you care about your medical dictation being sent off shore?

  Your medical information dictated by medical professionals includes: Social history – including how many alcoholic beverages you drink and where you work and live; family history – including how many siblings, health of your family; past medical history – including surgeries, illnesses; medication history – including every medication you have taken and are currently […]

Ask an American Transcriptionist – they will tell you a story or two.

Wondering why, with all these “money”, “economy”, “employment” articles I am transcribing, I don’t see more about the field that is hit hardest by off-shoring, the field that most people never think of as important, but more people/corporations/doctors use it than probably any other ‘vendor’, the one where those who off-shore the work know it […]

Friends don’t let friends…

Friends don’t let friends make hasty decisions that will affect the rest of their lives. Friends don’t let friends speak without thinking first. Friends don’t let friends take action on an idea that will hurt more rather than help a few. Friends don’t let friends react without knowing the repercussions. Friends don’t worry how a […]

Spring is finally here!

The weather is changing, and it looks like Spring has finally arrived in more than just a few states. Those of us in the Northeast thought it would never arrive with snow, snow and more snow, and then teasing temps in the 60s and 70s, only to have yet more snow the next day. Yes, […]

Organizing your projects…straight through to the invoice

After working with many journalists and authors, I have come to realize that very few, if any, work on one project at a time. Whether it is their work project or their family/life’s project, or a combination of both. We try to assist them, not only by saving them time transcribing their audio / video […]

Professional courtesy and why it is important – at least to me.

I find myself everyday, at least once, wondering where the professional courtesy that I grew up understanding has gone. In listening to colleagues and fellow professionals, I realize this is not a new phenomena.  Everyone has encountered it at least once in their professional lives. Having general personal courtesy, or the lack of it, is […]