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The skills you need to be an accurate minute-taker (scribe)

Minute-takers, who scribe what people are saying (or a summary of what they're saying) while they say it, at a meeting, interview or workshop, need a different set of skills and qualities than, say...

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On-site scribing in Cairns, Melbourne, Bendigo, Gippsland

On Time Typing scribes and produces minutes and reports on site for clients in Cairns, Melbourne, Bendigo and Gippsland. We scribe and produce minutes and reports via telephone and online transcrip...

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The pressures of scribing and minute-taking

Scribing and minute-taking - that is, scribing what people are saying while they're saying it - is not always a high-pressure role. For example, scribing your netball club's minutes is not very dif...

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Healthy bodies for constant computer-users

Whether you're a writer, editor, proofreader, scribe or typist, if you work full-time sitting in a chair in front of a computer screen and you want to live a long life, you need to stick to four im...

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How to prepare for scribing a meeting (minute-taking)

Six important things you should do before scribing a meeting (minute-taking): If you don't know the subject of the meeting, do some research. Prepare the template for the minutes. Find o...

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How to increase your typing speed

'Touch-typing' means being able to type without looking at the keys because you've memorised where they are. If you can't touch-type, learn If you can't touch-type, you really should learn. Touch...

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The path from typist to scribe

If you're a fast typist you may be interested in learning to be a scribe. Below is a clear outline of the pathway for becoming a scribe. What is 'scribing'? 'Scribing' means transcribing what...

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How to become an on-site scribe

If you're a good writer and fast typist you can potentially learn how to be an on-site scribe. Do you have good listening and writing skills? An on-site scribe is a person who scribes what the pe...

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How I became a scribe

How I became a scribe was a long and winding road with a bumpy start in high school... Typewriters and Pitman's Shorthand It was the early eighties. At Year 11 at St Mary's College, Bendigo, Vict...

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Why pianists make good scribes

What do pianists and scribes have in common, and why do pianists make good scribes? By 'pianist', I mean anyone who has learned to play classical piano (whether or not they still play). By 'scri...

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