The Magic Behind the TypeWell Dictionary (Part 2)

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When someone sends TypeWell a word suggestion to add to the abbreviation dictionary, I personally look up each word in a variety of dictionaries to try to verify that it's a real word. Sometimes the "word" is really a misspelling or lesser usage of the proper word, and I'll discuss those with the submitter to decide what to do. Even if a word is "improper," we'll often include it in the dictionary because if a teacher says an improper word, well, you need to capture that. So improper words are a feature, too. Read More

The Magic Behind the TypeWell Dictionary (Part 1)

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Counter to what most people might think, minimizing keystrokes is not the only goal of the TypeWell abbreviation system. We also have to consider the issue of learnability, and how real users function in a classroom transcribing environment. Read More

About Us

TypeWell is a small company with a big purpose: to support high-quality communication access for consumers through training, software development, technical support, and quality assurance. A guiding passion for fairness… Read More

The Indispensable iPad

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As the solo transcriber in my school district, I take the initiative to stay abreast of the latest and greatest in the world of transcription. After TypeWell released web linking,… Read More

On Recruiting (part 2)

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In the first post in this two-part article on recruiting I spoke with Carrie Scoone, a woman who worked for an agency that supplies transcribers and interpreters in one of the most… Read More

On Recruiting (Part 1)

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One of the most important goals for agencies and institutions that hire transcribers is to continue to discover new talent, people who have more going on than just the ability… Read More