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

Scribing across Australia... On Time Typing scribes and writes minutes and reports via telephone and online transcription and/or on site for clients in Darwin, Alice Springs, Bendigo, Melbourne, G...

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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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Safety first for scribes and editors

If you're a freelancer or business owner/operator providing scribing or editing services to the public, it's important to have some strategies in place to keep you personally safe at work. These mi...

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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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The skills you need to start a typing/scribing business

To start up a home-based scribing/typing business, you'll need to: be experienced in working with sensitive and confidential information and have a very good understanding of how to keep your ...

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