From Transcriptionists, to Transcriptionists, about CLK and the general task at hand…
From Patricia J.
We partner with the authors and journalists to provide them with a written transcript. We work to make them look good and to make the transition from verbal communication to written word as seamless and clean as possible.
We are language specialists who enjoy the opportunity to learn about new fields, other people’s life experience, et cetera. We enjoy the opportunity to research things we don’t know so that we can return a polished, professional product to the clients. We’re committed to being available to get the job done. It’s important to follow-through and to be a good communicator with the “Home office” to make sure that what we do represents them well and helps to establish client loyalty. The more work the home office gets, the more work we get. It’s a team effort, and we all have a part to play.
We may be anonymous to the home office clients, but we’re essential in getting the work out in a timely, professional, and polished way.
From Ruth C.
Patience, Determination, Willingness, Self-discipline, Curiosity, Teachable, Cooperative
These words come to mind immediately when I think about the work I do.
I’m supposed to be retired. How do you retire when you’ve only known work your entire life? Working with CLK gives me the opportunity to work even though my body tells me “not any more.”
It isn’t easy work. It is worthwhile work. It is on-going education paying while you learn.
Research is an important part of our job. If you don’t have a great curiosity about anything and everything…well, you probably want to choose another profession.
If you are flighty and can’t sit still, if you are easily bored…find some other way to earn a living.
If you don’t want to accept constructive criticism…this isn’t the job for you.
If you like to play alone…well, we are a team at CLK.
I have typed files that I found to be objectionable material. Because I had committed to the files I completed them. A discussion with CarolLee assured me that any subject that wore on my conscience should have been brought to her attention immediately and the file would have been reassigned. CLK is all about fairness to the IT, not just the client.
CarolLee and CLK have seen me through some physically and emotionally critical times in the last three years. When I’ve told her of a situation her response was, “Keep me posted.” Just be honest and forthcoming with CarolLee and CLK and she will work with you (and pray for you) all the way.
If you’ve never owned a headset or operated a foot pedal, well, just be honestly willing to learn and CarolLee will guide you every keystroke of the way.
Although few of us have met face to face, at CLK we are more than a team. We are a family …sometimes dysfunctional but a family none-the-less. When one of us decides to try our talents in business for ourselves, that sibling is encouraged and wished great success by all.
So, if you are willing to work hard, determined to learn, curious about all the things you didn’t know were out there in the world, crave the joy of being responsible or your own welfare and not worrying about going to work and finding the doors chained, need flexibility to accommodate life’s demands, well, please join us at CLK.