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Using TypeWell In Law School

This past academic year, I had the privilege to provide TypeWell services for a first-year law student. I’d like to share my thoughts about this experience in the hopes that it might open up new avenues of work for TypeWell transcribers, in subject areas that had previously been seen as too dense or high pressure for our meaning-for-meaning style.

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Sharing WordShare with You

ACS owner/manager Phil Hyssong reveals how WordShare — an enhanced streaming text platform from StreamText.Net — benefits ACS's clients. First, students using WordShare can now highlight areas of text on the screen and add their own comments such as "Review session at 6 p.m." Users can also email the transcript to themselves immediately...

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Changes in Windows 8.1 and Windows 10 affect TypeWell linking

Earlier versions of Windows remain unaffected

Peer-to-peer and Internal Linking are two wireless linking methods that allow TypeWell to link to a reader device without an internet connection. These features might not work on your Windows 8.1 or Windows 10 computer unless you roll back your WiFi driver to an earlier version.

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V7 subscription prices are changing soon. Act now.

In addition to key advantages like access to new software releases, flexible licensing rights, and technical support, a range of new software features and website capabilities are being added to help professional TypeWell providers perform their best.

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New V7 features (rev. 747): Part 1

Software updates usually aren’t very newsworthy, but we think the features release in rev. 747 are worth blogging about! With this update, released in January 2016, we set out to solve a few problems.

  • Problem #1: A transcriber accidentally types into a Web Linking channel during someone else’s job.
  • Problem #2: Channel URLs are random, so it's hard to remember which channel is for which client.

Read about the solutions released with this update...

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The Secrets of the PAL (Part 2)

I provided Steve with my own Personal Abbreviation List to get his analysis. I was surprised to find that certain words I had added were actually counter-productive. 

Steve put my entries into eight basic categories, two of which were bad. Here is his reasoning.

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The Secrets of The PAL (Part 1)

"I was thinking that transcribers hadn't been able to quickly identify the abbreviations that they use frequently and those they never use," says TypeWell co-founder Steve Colwell. "That was keeping them from maintaining their PALs effectively, both for pruning unused abbreviations, and for adding new ones such as for variant endings of abbreviations that have proved useful."

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Happy 15th Anniversary, TypeWell!

The first cohort of TypeWell transcribers completed their training in August 1999. Over the past 15 years, the TypeWell training and software have advanced tremendously. This timeline shows some of the highlights, year by year, alongside other technological advances that have changed our lives...

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Why Turbo 2 Is the Best Thing to Happen in TypeWell V7

There are constant innovations being made in an effort to make TypeWell more accessible for both transcriber and reader. Turbo II is a newly added extension to Turbo mode in TypeWell. Turbo II gives you more time to capture the main ideas without worrying about how many S's are in Mississippi...

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