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Scribes and minute-takers: the importance of good auditory (listening and understanding) skills

What is a scribe or minute-taker A scribe or minute-taker is a person who scribes what the people at a meeting are saying while they are saying it. They also scribe interviews, discussions, perfor...

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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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Can you touch-type?

If you can touch type, this means you can: type a handwritten or typed hardcopy document into an electronic document on a computer, with good accuracy. You'll be looking at the document you ar...

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The importance of accuracy when minute-taking

The main goal of minute-taking (or 'scribing') a meeting is to accurately record and clearly present the proceedings and outcomes of the meeting. Accurate minutes are necessary for meeting atten...

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

What is a scribe or minute-taker Minute-takers scribe what people are saying (or a summary of what they're saying) while they say it, at a meeting, interview or workshop then edit that draft to pr...

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Scribing in Cairns, Melbourne, Bendigo, Gippsland, Alice Springs

On Time Typing is experienced in scribing and producing minutes of meetings, on site, for clients in Cairns, Melbourne, Bendigo, Gippsland and Alice Springs. We have 19 years' experience scribin...

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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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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. Can you touch-type? Click this link if you're not sure what touch-typing is, or whethe...

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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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