Seven Questions: Aisha Moore
Today's "Seven Questions" spotlight is shining on Aisha Moore. Aisha started as a TypeWell Transcriber in June of 2009. She is a Transcriber at the Student Affairs Academic Success Offices at the University of Nebraska-Kearney.
We ask the same seven questions in each spotlight as a great way to get to know one another in the TypeWell community.
1) If you had to describe your job to someone with no knowledge of TypeWell in 30 seconds or less, what would you say?
In our office we like to describe it as "meaning for meaning transcription; it's like closed captioning in the palm of your hand."
I wish everyone could know what a great service this is and how much it can change lives.
2) What did you study in college, or what were your favorite subjects in school?
My favorite classes have always been English classes or any class involving reading novels or plays. But I must say that my love for typing happened in middle school typing class. I loved the sound of the electric typewriter going back and forth, which I know kids today have no clue what I'm talking about. :)
3) What do you believe are the most important skills or traits for a TypeWell transcriber (or coordinator) to have?
A transcriber needs to be patient, compassionate, and adaptable. But above all I think you have to have a really good sense of humor. Especially when you mean to type, "I would love for the class to be excited!" but it comes out, "I would love for the class to be executed!"
The Office Sock Monkey
4) How many languages do you speak and what are they?
Unfortunately, I only speak English, but I am trying very hard to learn American Sign Language.
5) If you could change anything about your work, what would it be?
I wish I could change the perception that people have of our profession and of the students we serve. I wish everyone could know what a great service this is and how much it can change lives. (oh and the pay -- yeah, I would definitely change the pay ha ha).
6) What is one misconception people have about you?
People tend to think that I'm very outgoing and enjoy attention when in actuality I'm on of the shiest people around. It takes great effort for me to speak in front of people or meet new people or even stand out in a classroom as a transcriber.
7) What's the weirdest thing we might find on your desk?
The weirdest thing in our office right now is our Sock Monkey. He was brought in because someone didn't know what a sock monkey was or understand his awesomeness. So now he goes everywhere with me and we take pictures of him all over campus and Kearney. It's a whole thing (please don't judge)!
Thank you so much Aisha; it's been great getting to know you!
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