Author Archives: Catherine Byrne

About Catherine Byrne

Catherine's work with Pacific Transcription spans many areas, including writing and design, business development, training, and of course, keeping abreast of emerging trends and new products which enhance transcription and dictation experiences for clients.

How Pacific’s Transcription Quote Calculator Helps Australian Researchers

As the end of the year fast approaches researchers are reminded that their grants must be acquitted, budgets balanced, tight time frames met and allocated resources put to good use. Pacific Transcription helps researchers meet these demands in a number … Continue reading

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Foot Pedal Compatibility – Introducing the Olympus Foot Switch Configuration Tool

Since embracing digital technology in daily workflow, transcriptionists across the world have been grappling with dictation and transcription software and foot pedal compatibility.  Traditionally transcriptionists working within legal, medical, accounting and insurance professions have used the same brand of software … Continue reading

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Five Essential Keyboard Shortcuts for Researchers

People who conduct research on the internet, scroll through electronic documents, or search in databases know how important and helpful keyboard shortcuts can be.  Keyboard shortcuts help researchers quickly find, retrieve, and relocate critical information. Below is a list of … Continue reading

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Update your internet browser to the latest version – it’s simple and free!

Web pages not loading properly?  Having trouble logging onto your favourite websites? Update your web browser to the latest version – it’s simple and free! Keeping your internet browsers up-to-date is important as it helps in many ways.  Newer browsers save you … Continue reading

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Quality of Service – What Matters to our Clients, Matters to Us

Pacific Transcription receives consistent feedback that the number one issue concerning clients who access transcription services is the quality of service provided.  How do we know?  Because we ask our clients what they think about our service provision. Quality of … Continue reading

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Close the Circle with a Complete Dictation Solution – It’s the Olympus Dictation Delivery Service

You dictate in the office, no sweat.  You use an Olympus digital dictation recorder – it’s got exceptional sound capture and it’s easy to use. You pop out to visit a client at home – oops, forgot the dictation recorder.  … Continue reading

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Three Top Dictating Tips for Medical Professionals who Outsource their Transcription

Did you know that there are a number of top tips for professional dictating which are specific to the type of transcription service you use? This article explores three important professional dictating tips which are successfully applied by medical professionals who outsource dictations … Continue reading

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Trade in your Old Dictaphone for a New Philips DPM8000 – It’s the Dictaphone Sale of the Year!

When a high quality dictaphone like the Philips DPM8000 digital pocket memo goes on sale my ears prick up and my interest is piqued.  It’s not every day that these hardworking, durable dictation devices go on sale; so when they … Continue reading

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Need more time? Work as an online transcriptionist!

The main benefit of working as an online transcriptionist is that you are able to set your own hours, giving you the flexibility to manage your own work/life balance. Many jobs require you at the workplace at certain times; however when … Continue reading

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What’s the difference between a dictaphone and a notetaker or voice recorder?

How do I know if I need a dictaphone or a notetaker/voice recorder?  What is the difference? Notetakers, or voice recorders, are typically used to record multiple speaker audio such as lectures, interviews, meetings and focus groups where a high … Continue reading

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