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About outsource-typing

I am the owner of Outsource Typing. Based in the UK we provide Virtual PA and transcription services to businesses and individuals worldwide. You can follow us on Twitter, Facebook and Google+

Why Hire a Virtual Assistant?

Using a VA (“Virtual Assistant”) service can help you to:

  • Reduce your workload
  • Achieve a better work-life balance
  • Focus on your core business tasks
  • Get around to your to do list
  • Strengthen and revitalise your business
  • Utilise skills and experience unavailable within your company
  • Achieve a professional finish to your written reports and work

Delegate
Virtual Assistants do the same tasks an in-house secretary or PA would do for you, except on a freelance basis and from our own office.

Service Level
Our team is made up of highly experienced PAs and secretaries with many years’ previous experience. We research, proofread and transcribe your work accurately and professionally. We can work to your templates or create new ones for you.

Transcription
We are UK-based and a native English speaking team, who can expertly analyse your audio files in detail – accents, multi-speaker interviews, abbreviations, acronyms and industry terms. We research any words or terms we aren’t familiar with to save you time and give you the fullest possible service. We highlight these for you to review, to ensure total accuracy.

Initiative
Our extensive PA experience puts us in good stead for understanding what your requirements are and we will go the extra mile to help you achieve those.

Security
We are registered under the Data Protection Act and our transcribers sign a non-disclosure agreement and confidentiality agreement. We delete all sound files and documents once the job is complete – nothing is stored. We are happy to sign any agreements you may have.

Our virtual door’s always open how to get in touch
We’re always just a click or phone call away – call, email or Skype us.  We work core hours of Monday-Friday 9am to 5pm but if you require work carried out in the evening or at weekends this can be accommodated.  

Spelling out the Benefits

  • We work from our own premises – no need for you to pay for office space and other associated costs
  • Pay-as-you-go service/no obligations – only pay for the time you use, no contracts 
  • We are self-employed – no need to worry about tax, National Insurance, overtime, mandatory pension, sickness/holiday pay, admin resources, equipment, supplies or training costs
  • Business minded – as a business owner, I recognise and understand the importance of helping your business flourish
  • No training required – we can start immediately with all the relevant skills and knowledge, can offer useful suggestions, are multi-skilled in various professional industries (legal, medical and corporate)
  • Green – we are a great way to offset your carbon footprint, as everything is done via electronic transfer

We always offer a trial of work so you can see if it is right for you.
Call now to find out more: 01875 340 892 or email: fiona@outsource-typing.com

The Telegraph

The Telegraph

We received another mention in The Telegraph online from 5 December (thank goodness for Google Alerts!Full article here by Elizabeth Anderson, listing all of the 100 businesses that took part this year. So, another year over for Small Business Saturday, but if you’re interested in taking part or being one of the “100”, like my business was, visit the Small Business Saturday UK website for further info.

The Guardian

The Guardian

So pleased to have seen the comments I was asked to give to The Guardian on Monday this week go live the following day.  You can find the full online article here, which details my own and three other small businesses taking part and their plans for the Small Business Saturday event. “Shop Small”, everyone!

Outsource-Typing and Small Business Saturday UK 100

Outsource-Typing and Small Business Saturday UK 100 

I am pleased to say Outsource-Typing has been chosen to participate in this year’s Small Business Saturday UK “100”.  100 businesses have been chosen from all around the UK for promotion, one each day between now and 6th December: event day.  What’s in store for the event day is still a secret, so it will be interesting to see what they organise for us all and I am looking forward to meeting the other participants.

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 Here’s what they say:
Small Business Saturday is a grass-roots, non-political, non-commercial campaign that supports, inspires and promotes small business and encourages people to support small businesses in their communities, both on the Saturday itself and beyond. It is a time to focus on our nation’s small businesses, which provide almost two thirds of private sector employment and almost half of private sector turnover. This year Small Business Saturday in the UK will take place on the 6th December, one of our busiest shopping days of the year. More information on Small Business Saturday can be found on the Small Business Saturday Facebook page, Twitter page and website”.

 Some stats from the 2013 Event:

  • 48% of UK consumers aware of the day
  • Over 1.5 million Facebook views
  • #SmallBizSatUK trending top 3 all day
  • 40% of Local Authority support
  • £460m+ spent in small businesses

I’ll be doing my best to promote the event on social media, in my local area and also through my website and this blog!  

I hope that this has been of interest and if you want to find out more please don’t hesitate to contact me or visit the links above.

Now I’m off to go and draft my press release!

Medical and Legal Transcription

Medical and Legal Transcription

Before starting Outsource-Typing, I was an experienced litigation legal (11 years) and medical secretary and PA (4 years).  We can take on both your digital and mini-cassette tape dictation and can copy type your handwritten notes from consultation or court, etc.  

We are registered with the Data Protection Act 1998, never store information for more than 48 hours and can delete sooner if requested.  We can also encrypt and password protect your work so that it’s bulletproof in terms of confidentiality. We’re happy to sign any confidentiality documentation – please let us know your requirements.  We’re proud to offer a tailored service.

Examples of medical work offered (but not limited to): 
Medico-legal reports, clinic notes and correspondence, symposia transcription, panel discussion transcription, consultation reports, psychological and psychiatric reports.

Examples of legal work offered (but not limited to): 
Court pleadings, precognitions and witness statements, letters to Counsel, Statements of Claim, contracts, affidavits, leases, wills, property documentation, minutes, Children’s Hearings, employment tribunals. 

You can send your tapes to us by using a service such as Royal Mail’s Special Delivery service as this is safe, secure and trackable.  As for digital dictation, it’s really up to you – you can email us directly with the sound file attachments, via a preferred FTP (e.g. such as Transfer Big Files) or via Dropbox, which we recommend.

We offer a fast turnaround of work.  Contact us for a quote.  

Don’t hesitate to give us a call on 01875 340 892, or email fiona@outsource-typing.com for a free consultation.

Podcast Transcription

Podcast Transcription

Podcasts! They’re great: people can listen to what they want, when they want. I love them and listen to them regularly myself. Delivering your product or content in as many platforms as possible is a great way to help expand your business and reach a wider audience. At Outsource-Typing, we specialise in transcribing audio and can convert your podcasts into a transcript document for you to use on your website, to send to subscribers, whatever you want! 

A growing number of people are looking to have their podcasts, webinars and YouTube videos transcribed (typed up), recognising a variety of benefits:

Enhances search engine optimisation (SEO) – content from the transcript can be used on your website, blog or social media, or the actual document or text uploaded to your site, providing lots of new and regular content for search engines to crawl which boosts SEO

Reaches wider audiences – the hearing impaired or those unable to display audio/video content (e.g. due to IT restrictions)

Reaches people with time constraints – some people may find it easier to read the transcript document or content

Reaches foreign audiences – easily translatable into any language from the written transcribed content

Produces cross-selling / marketing opportunities – use the typed content to create lead-magnet freebies (e.g. e-books, reports, guides, mini-courses, etc.)

Makes content readily available – quote or use content in any way you want for your blog, website or on social media, etc., and include links to any websites or products mentioned

Enables smartphone/tablet users on the go to browse the written content using less data as opposed to listening/watching, enticing them to come back and listen/subscribe later – no opportunities missed!

Keeping your “content profile” updated regularly with new information and links provides the best chance at staying afloat in the search engine ratings, making sure people can find you!  Content can easily be used on your site for blogging and social media posts or marketing products, services, events or other important messages.

We’re trained and qualified in editing and proofreading so your work will always be word-perfect. Contact us at fiona@outsource-typing.com for further info.