Transcription Gear: Typing Gloves

If you have every experienced the pains of long term typing fatigue, you know that it can be excruciating. Word Wizards is dedicated to taking care of our professional transcription typists, and we have a new product that seems to help relieve / prevent some of the strain. Presenting, handy dandy typing gloves!

Transcription Gloves in ActionClose up photo of transcription typing gloves.

 

These gloves are for the hardcore transcription professional. Day after day, hour after hour, our transcribers pound away at the keyboard. A lifetime of this abuse starts to add up, and eventually, the transcription professional’s most valuable tools, their hands, start to feel the damage. Its a serious problem, both for those who type for a living, and for those who employ them.

Valery gives a thumbs up while wearing transcription gloves.

It is our duty to take good care of our dedicated transcription specialists, and we have offered to purchase these gloves for our employees who want them. Remember, these gloves wont solve all your problems, the rigors of professional transcription are not for the faint of finger. However, its the little things that add up to preserve yourself in this profession, which is why were happy to provide anything that benefits our transcriptionists and keeps them operating at 100%.




Transcription Gear: The Ergonomic Keyboard

Typing hours and hours, day after day can be heavy on the hands. At Word Wizards, we value or speed typists for their high level of education, rapid typing speed, and their overall ability to transcribe in context from any media format with very few mistakes. Here at Word Wizards, the talented hands of our dedicated typists are a vital business asset. Thus it is our duty and responsibility to protect these dexterous digits and joints at all costs! Enter the ergonomic keyboard!

This is a photo of Microsoft's Standard Ergonomic Keyboard
Curves for comfort, safety, and productivity

If your not used to using an ergonomic keyboard, it takes a little getting used to. However, the benefits for our transcribers far outweigh the costs of learning how to use one. Work related carpal tunnel syndrome is not only painful, it can reduce productivity by 100% (i.e. if someone who types for a living can’t type, they face a huge problem). Word Wizards has long insisted that our employees use an ergonomic keyboard during all transcription or speed typing activities.

More ergonomics

Ergonomic keyboards come in various shapes and the price can range form $20 – $80 depending on the features your looking for. The primary benefit comes from a slight break in the middle section of the keyboard. When someone types using a conventional keyboard, their wrist breaks at almost a 45 degree angle. Over long periods of time, this slight break in hand to wrist position can cause all sorts of nasty problems and horrible pain. The ergonomic keyboard allows the hands and wrist not to break and to type while resting in a straight and natural position. In addition, many ergonomic keyboards sit with a slightly negative incline, reducing the impact of the fingers on keys.

Our advise for all of you transcription professionals out there, get an ergonomic keyboard and protect your most important asset!




Transcription Gear: Tinted Glasses Reduce Eye Strain

Word Wizards, Inc. is proud to boast that we take care of our transcription work force. As with any business, keeping our human capitol healthy is paramount to productivity, and more importantly its the right thing to do. We have long insisted that our staff use Ergonomic Keyboards while transcribing to reduce the chance of work related Carpal tunnel syndrome. We are constantly looking for new ways to take care of our loyal transcribers, and are now investigating the merit of a new innovation that can help keep everyone a bit more comfortable.

Look cool, and stay comfortable!

Look cool and feel good!

Have you ever stared at a computer screen for hours at a time and felt the burn of computer related eye strain? Do you work in an environment with blinding halogen lights and or florescent bulbs beating at your brain? Fortunately for you, recent advances in computer eye wear can relieve some of the pain and woe associated with long hours in front of the screen. Our transcription staff has long complained of the painful consequences of staring at a screen for hours on end, and we are hoping that the use of this cool product could help keep everyone a little bit more comfortable.

Transcribe in style and comfort:

Look and feel good

There are many options out there for computer glasses. We are now recommending that our transcriptionists use a pair of these glasses while working for long periods of time. Some are more expensive than others and some can even be outfitted to your existing eye wear prescription. Lets face it, transcription work can be somewhat tedious and boring, and it can be even worse if your eyes start to get fatigued after hours on the job. Word Wizards welcomes any opportunity to keep our people feeling good, especially when the work never stops rolling in and our people are transcribing at maximum capacity.