Throughout my site there are numerous statements that I am unlike other transcription
companies in the fact that I do all the work myself, and don't sub it out to contractors -- but still I get calls asking
if I'm hiring.
Either these people don't read, don't comprehend what they read or simply feel they
can dazzle me with their charm. However, they have failed *my* number one instruction by calling me looking for work
-- "how could I trust you to follow written and/or verbal instructions from my client?" [end of blog]
August has taken me by surprise and I'm not ready ... This morning I realized
that I hadn't mailed my check for one of my monthly publication ads, so I drove it downtown.
off the elevator, you're right there face-to-face with the receptionist. This morning she couldn't even be bothered
to look up, acknowledge me or even greet me -- her attention was glued to the computer -- assumably reading e-mails or net-surfing.
EXCUSE ME -- but my paid advertising is allowing you to work here !!! -- and I deserve the respect and common
courtesy to acknowledge that I'm standing in front of you. Associates and high-profile attorneys step off that elevator
daily -- maybe if you're so bored, you need to look for other employment. [end of blog]
With a typing speed of 120 wpm, Carolyn Bodley began
offering independent contractor/secretarial and transcription services to the Denver metro legal community in 1992.
I am not a court reporter or medical transcriptionist and I don't
videotape depositions -- I'm strictly a legal transcriptionist which means putting spoken words on paper. All my transcripts
contain a certification stating that to the best of my knowledge, belief and ability, the audio/video I received has not been
altered in any way, and the transcript is true, accurate and complete. I have never been advised that
a court rejected one of my audio or video transcripts. If my transcript is rejected by the court, you will
be reimbursed in full for my services. Because I certify that the transcript is true and complete, the entire audio/video
must be transcribed--I am unable to transcribe "just a portion" that you need.
that your transcripts will be typed confidentially, accurately and with attention to detail at a fair price.
Discovery is often turned over in a format other than hard copy.
This discovery includes, but is not limited to, recorded telephone conversations, police interviews, depositions, investigations,
witness statements, and more. The audio and video "words" need to be put to paper,
and your already overworked legal staff often don't have the skills, equipment, the inclination or the time.
Discovery is often the deciding factor of whether a
case goes to trial. Most of us hear, but do we listen? Recently I transcribed a video that had been viewed and listened to
several times and by several people before I transcribed it. There was a one sentence statement that not one person caught
-- this one sentence was not the only reason the case was dismissed one day before trial--however, it carried quite a
bit of weight -- and I'm the only one that "heard" it. Had the video
never been transcribed, how many other words would never have been heard?
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first obtaining the express WRITTEN permission of CAROLYN BODLEY, may result in severe civil and criminal penalties, and will
be prosecuted to the maximum extent under the law.