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User Review of New Short Course: "Grammatically Speaking"

Can you remember the last time a training session made you legitimately laugh? Yeah, me neither. Maybe it’s the inside jokes or maybe it’s a shared sense of humor, but TypeWell’s newest LEO course, Grammatically Speaking: Lists & Serial Elements, is not only hilarious but highly informative...

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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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Releasing the Hounds: How Song Identification Apps Can Increase the Accuracy of Your Transcripts

Free apps like SoundHound and Shazam, which can listen and identify music by its digital footprint at near-instantaneous speed, seem like sorcerer’s magic. For audiophiles, this is a great convenience—it allows you to quickly keep track of the new artists you like and build out your playlists. But Shazam and SoundHound have some practical application to the work we do as Transcribers, as well...

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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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