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WatchingWords has its own blog!

Join us in saying hello to a brand new blog! Earlier this year, CastingWords launched its new service, WatchingWords.com, offering Transcription as a Service with one-time setup, full-time convenience. We are now proud to announce the new WatchingWords Blog, which will look at topics of interest to WatchingWords customers. Click to read the very first post, What kind of transcription service is right for you? which looks at four points to consider when choosing between human and machine transcription services.…

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Better Stories Start with Better Interviews

When it comes to developing a story, we need to think of the readers first. This means that in order to write a good story (fictional or no), you need to understand how your story’s readers may interpret it. Interviewing is an easy way to get into your readers’ minds. Here are five tips to help you learn how to interview effectively so that you can write the stories (both real and fictional) that resonate most with readers:…

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Introducing WatchingWords, a Brand New Service From CastingWords

SaaS, Meet Transcription CastingWords is proud to announce a whole new service! WatchingWords is a Software as a Service solution that helps you organize your media, edit captions, and manage transcriptions. Choose a monthly transcription plan, connect your media source, and sit back. We transcribe all of your audio and video as it comes in, quickly converting your media files into timestamped, searchable text in a variety of formats.…

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How to Make the Most of Your Webinar Material

Completing a webinar can be difficult and feel like enough of a process all on its own! But once you have a full hour (or more) of educational material, it behooves you to continue to put that content to work for you going forward. Webinars can continue to be useful after completion, serving your company in unforeseen ways. You just have to think a little bit outside the conventional format.…

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Break Through Writer's Block Using Digital Transcription Services

Writer’s block is not the boss of you! Writer’s block is when your mind seizes up and it feels like no ideas are going to come out of it ever again. The characters fall silent. No time passes in the world you’ve created. No new words come to the page. You’re completely dried up. It’s one of the worst feelings for a writer! But it’s not incurable. You’ll find your ideas again!…

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Congratulations to 'A Golden Cross to Bear'

Congratulations to the award-winning documentary, “A Golden Cross to Bear” It’s always exciting when a project we’ve worked on is spotted “in the wild,” so to speak, and one of our editors recently discovered a very special example. Christine L. was the editor on a transcription that turned out to be part of a WWI documentary…a project she found particularly meaningful: I felt so privileged to be involved in working on the transcript of this documentary, “A Golden Cross to Bear.…

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Four Recording Devices We Recommend

Ready to move beyond cell phone recordings? Read on! Four Recording Devices That We Recommend Digital recording devices vary widely in terms of their features and the level of technical expertise required…and of course new products are constantly being released! Some devices trade off physical ease of use for more memory space. Others may have plenty of disc space, only to run into issues when connecting to your comptuer or other external device in order to share your files.…

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Leave a note to the transcribers when placing an order

What is the Notes field for? When you place an order, you will notice an optional “Notes” field on the upload page. This field allows you to leave a comment for the workers who will handle your order. Include helpful info or special requests by leaving a note with your file. What to put in a note Adding notes lets you provide information to help the transcribers and editors who work on your file do a great job.…

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Four Productivity Secrets that Will Help You Write Faster (and Make More Money)

Whether you are a journalist, a copywriter, or a novelist, your income depends on the amount of quality work that you produce. The more you write, the more money you can make. But unfortunately, it’s easy to get in your own way with unproductive work habits that slow you down. That’s why we’ve come up with four productivity secrets that will help you write faster. 1. Prioritize Your Time According to What’s Important in Your Life Prioritizing your time starts with taking stock of your values and goals.…

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Holiday Hack: Let the CastingWords elves do your work for you!

Ready for some holiday magic? Here’s a pro tip: The US holiday season is a great time for some “set it and forget it” transcription! Your school, business, or organization may have some down time coming up, but CastingWords does not. In fact, with a seasonally lighter demand, many orders actually turn around more quickly at this time of year, and our Help Desk is available, as always, to answer any questions you may have.…

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