Writing, Proofreading & Transcription Services in English
professional and informed writing, proofreading, copy editing and business services
UK / South African / USA / Canadian / Australian experience and knowledge base.
> Writing and Editing of Press Releases, Ghost Writing, Writing - blogs, articles, reviews, web content etc.
> Proofreading, Proofing for Language (English), Copy Editing for flow, punctuation and basic grammar etc.
> Copy Typing (books, text), Documents - Insurance Medical claims etc.
> Transcription - General, Medical, Medico/Medical-legal, Interviews, Market Research, University, TV/Radio etc.
> Internet Research
> Is English your second language? You need someone to go over your written work, like web content, articles, books/journals
etc., to check for accuracy and flow?
> Have a website that you need articles for?
> Are you a travel agency, b&b, hotel, that would like reviews written?
> A doctor / specialist who needs your recorded notes transcribed?
> A medical / accident insurance assessor who has to have standard forms or letters completed on behalf of your clients?
> A legal person who needs dictated / recorded material typed up?
> A small estate agent who needs ad hoc offsite business services?
Using virtual services instead of paying a salary to a permanent or part time employee makes good sense in so many ways. Hiring a temp through an agency can be expensive and you may not get the same person each time. Establishing a relationship with a virtual assistant makes sense.
Interviews - Telephone & Face to Face, Meetings, Broadcasts, Academic Papers, Lectures, Market Research, Conferences, Dissertations, Research, Educational, Focus Groups, Conference Calls, Medical Consultations, Medical-legal/Insurance. Time coded Radio and TV recordings.
UK / South African / USA / Canadian / Australian virtual work experience and broad global and general / business / marketplace knowledge and experience gives a highly professional and informed level of the services offered.
Transcripts and other work are delivered in Word 2003 format at this time.
It is preferred that all sound files and documents be assessed prior to acceptance. If you make an enquiry you will be given a basic guideline of what is involved and possible costs. Once the sound file or document has been fully assessed, each job will be given a quote and corresponding order reference number. Meetings / Focus Groups / Conference Calls etc., with more than two participants and / or poor or noisy recordings will incur a higher fee, as these are far more time consuming and harder to transcribe. Dictated / printed documents that are not just straightforward text, ie. contain tables, organograms and the like, will incur a higher fee, as these are also time consuming. We reserve the right to reassess and re-cost work if it turns out to be different to the client description. By the same token, should we quote on work and the work take less time than anticipated your invoice will reflect this.
A good faith deposit will generally be required for large, one off jobs. This will be in the region of 25% - 50%. of the fee. Monthly contracts / retainers by arrangement for regular work and clients. Invoices are payable on presentation, and incur a 2.5% per month penalty if not paid on presentation.
Depending on the size, files may be delivered via email, or uploaded to one of the many free download sites [if you have never done this before Sendspace or Dropbox are easy to use [ http://www.sendspace.com / https://www.dropbox.com ]. Files can also be downloaded via Skype and Messenger if not too big, or sent via snail mail. Whilst no one can offer 100% guarantees as to security in this day and age, Cape Winds Virtual undertakes to do its best in this regard and all files are treated with the greatest confidentiality; sound files and documents being deleted within 48 hrs of completion. [the time lag is to allow for any client problems in respect of losing material and needing to have it re-sent].
Alison Fourie, AMF, Virtual Assistant/Business Owner
"I have known Corinna for quite some time. I find her to be very meticulous in her work. She strives for perfection with each job/task that she takes on. Corinna will ask for as much detail/information as possible before taking on any task to make sure she has a good idea of what is ahead of her, her attention to detail is exceptional; Corinna provides a quality service to her clients and peers. Corinna has a strong knowledge of business which is required in today’s world.
Corinna has performed Typing, Transcription and Internet Research for AMF Typing Service.
Transcription · Typing: She will make sure her Transcription and Typing tasks/projects are as accurate as possible even doing internet research if that is needed. Her work is always proofed and checked for grammar and spelling, she pays a lot of attention to detail and listens carefully with transcription; her work is always neatly presented.
Internet Research task/projects: Corinna is able to search quickly, she has a vast knowledge of the internet and is able to find the information you require quickly. She is great to contact when you are stuck and need additional information, in an emergency. Her knowledge is extensive when it comes to finding the information that is required.
On a personal/peer level, I find Corinna to be very interesting to talk to and very knowledgeable on all sorts of subjects, an excellent skilled business woman."
Patricia Donmall, Conors Admin Services
"It has been my pleasure to work with Corinna of Cape Winds Virtual on many occasions. I have always found her to be hard working and to produce excellent work. I would highly recommend her to anyone that needs the assistance of a Virtual Assistant."
"Corinna is a very detail oriented professional who has an eye for detail and accuracy. She has always worked hard and with integrity in all my dealings with her. She is an asset and I am more than happy to work with her again in the near future."
Service Category: Medical Transcriptionist
Year first hired: 2009 (hired more than once)
Top Qualities: Personable, On Time, High Integrity
Michael Joseph, Group IT Support Director at Peverel, London, UK.
"Corinna Turner is a recruiter I am very happy to recommend. She is genuinely interested in the candidate and finding the right opportunity for the individual. Her knowledge of the recruitment market is very solid and her approach is to be commended - as she willingly keeps you informed and works hard to ensure a positive outcome for all.
Employers and staff seeking employment would benefit greatly from using Corrina Turner for professionalism and confidence of knowing someone is acting in their best interest."
Service Category: Recruiter
Year first used: 2007 (used more than once)
Top Qualities: Personable, Expert, Creative
Gaynor Paynter, Typewrite Transcription
"You did a really good job on a very bad piece of audio, thank you. Can't tell you how much of a relief it is to get someone doing good work when the audio is like that."
A COUPLE OF VERY IMPORTANT POINTS:
Cape Winds Virtual does not claim to be the cheapest around, although we are not the most expensive either, but then attention to detail and quality never come cheap or able to be produced yesterday. If you have gone to the trouble, for example, of conducting an important interview, why would you want to end up with a badly transcribed and unresearched transcript? The same applies to dictation, particularly medical, legal or technical dictation.
Anyone can dash off something quickly, offering quick turn around times with no proofreading, and therefore cheaply, but good service always takes more time, care and effort. By all means shop around, but if you go for the cheapest then you are likely to get what you pay for - shoddy work! And please remember - I am in business, I earn my living from this the same as you do from whatever work you do. I believe in quality work.
I would also ask for the courtesy of a reply to any quote or information, requested by you, that Cape Winds Virtual sends you, even if only to say, thanks, but no thanks.