Youtube : An awesome video resource for transcribers and captioners

youtube-awesome-video-resource-transcribers-and-captionersIf you are looking for video practice files or to add as portfolio items without infringing on any copyrights, youtube is an awesome resource for such videos.  It is easy to filter search results on youtube on terms of Creative Commons videos meaning that this videos are free to use in any way shape or form that you feel like.

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Why Freelancers need to Research their Freelance Competition

freelancers-need-to-research-their-freelancer-competitionFreelancing is picking up at an alarming rate and the number of freelancers is tripling if not quadrupling by the day. With an increase in the number of freelancers, competition comes in. Competition for jobs is getting stiffer and freelancers are having to either improve on their skills, change careers  or end freelancing careers altogether.

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Online Courses for Freelancers – A Lynda.com review

Online Courses for Freelancers - A Lynda.com review

Gaining and advancing current freelance skills is very important in the world we are living in. The growth of businesses, demand for higher pay rates is being determined by the skills set one has.

With this in mind, it is important to keep learning new skills and improving on your current skills set. To learn new skills set has become the norm and with the digital age being upon us, one does not need to go to a classroom to get the desired skills and knowledge. All you have to do is have and access to online courses.

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Reasons Why Every Transcriber Needs to Learn Captioning

Reasons Why Every Transcriber Needs to Learn Captioning

Have you ever watched a Chinese action movie that has no captions (subtitles) ? Well, I have and it is not easy to depict what is going on unless you know Chinese.

Taking note that the subtitles available help one easily understand what is going on in a particular movie, I need to say that transcription and captioning (subtitling) go hand in hand – they are sister services.

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Questions Every Freelancer Asks

Questions Every Freelancer AsksWorking online is gaining popularity at an alarming rate and it is here to stay. Many times I get loads and loads of questions from people who want to get onto the bandwagon of freelancing, others are just curious how I make money online (they tend to have very many questions) and those who need help with their freelancing career. Freelancing online is awesome but one needs to ask some few questions before embarking on a full time or part time freelancing career. In this blog post I will dwell on the most commonly asked questions.

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How to Avoid Bad Clients on Freelancing Websites

avoid bad clientsHave you ever been deceived by a client? Well, you are lucky if you have not been. I have been cheated but luckily the contract was worth so little, I did not see the need to follow up. To avoid being duped, it is vital that you know that bad clients do exist on oDesk or any other freelancing websites . To be able to separate good clients from “bad clients” it is important that within the shortest time possible you research the client before applying for any job. There is a lot you can tell about a client by researching them and in return you will avoid bad clients.

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