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.

Olympus DS-9500 and Philips DPM8000: A Comparison of Two Leading Digital Dictaphones

Since its initial release back in 2013, the DPM 8000 has remained as Philips’ flagship offering in the field of professional dictation devices. Now, with the recent release of the DS-9500, Olympus aims to set the industry standard in professional … Continue reading

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Clients Reap the Benefits of Pacific’s Regular Internal Audits

For anyone who has been involved in attaining and maintaining certification of an international standard, such as Quality Management Systems (ISO 9001), they’d be very familiar with the need for internal audits. Internal audits are a necessary and essential part … Continue reading

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Comparing the Olympus RM-4010P and Philips SMP3700 Desktop Dictation Microphones

In the field of desktop dictation microphones, the ubiquity of Philips’ range of devices is most readily apparent in the eponymous use of the term ‘SpeechMike’ when referring to any kind of desktop dictation device. This proprietary eponym has long … Continue reading

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Top Transcription Tools for Typists

Professional transcriptionists have an array of transcription tools which help them work smarter and streamline their daily workflow. In the professional transcriptionist’s toolkit you will often find any or all of the following: a transcription foot pedal, transcription software, text … Continue reading

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Why disclosing the nature of audio files to your trusted transcription company is important

From time to time researchers approach us asking whether we would like to be informed about the nature of their audio files.  The answer is a resounding yes.  Why? Having information about the content of the audio helps our typists … Continue reading

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