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dictionary definition - transcription services, etcGlossary of Terms used in this Website

FAQs and a glossary of key terms used on the Type It Tiger website:

What is Transcription?

The definition of Transcription – The act or process of making a written, printed, or typed copy of words that have been spoken. For example, the process of making a full written or typewritten copy of dictated material, audio or video recordings, etc.

What is Typing?

The definition of Typing – The action or skill of writing something by means of a typewriter or computer.

What is Secretarial?

The definition of Secretarial – Of or relating to a secretary or to a secretary’s work. A secretary is a person employed to handle correspondence, keep files, undertake transcription work by way of typing, and do clerical work for another person or an organisation.

What is Outsourcing?

The definition of Outsourcing – A practice used by different companies to reduce costs by transferring portions of work to outside suppliers rather than completing it internally. Companies outsource non core activities to avoid certain types of costs. Among the reasons companies elect to outsource include the avoidance of regulations, high taxes, high energy costs, and costs associated with defined benefits which would be payable to the employees that would otherwise be hired to do the work internally.

What is Translation?

The definition of Translation – The process of translating words or text from one language into another.

What is Website Developer?

The definition of a Website Developer – This is a broad term for the work involved in developing a web site. A web developer is a programmer or person with the requisite skills who specialises in, or is specifically engaged in, the development of World Wide Web applications, or distributed network applications that are run over HTTP from a web server to a web browser. A web developer, also called a web architect, webmaster, site author, or website administrator, is a person responsible for maintaining one or many websites. Work now also includes Search Engine Optimisation (SEO) to ensure that a website that has been built is subsequently found and displayed by search engines such as Google and Yahoo Bing when a relevant search query is run by a person surfing the Internet.

What is Business Management Consultancy?

The definition of Business Management Consultancy – Work done by a consultant, or team of consultants, which focuses on advising companies on the best ways to manage, operate and improve their business. The consultant will engage in business analysis and explore the existing processes and working practices; he will recommend and design new processes; he may advise on behavioural change that should be induced on the part of employees; he will work with the Executive Management to implement business change; he can deploy and test new systems; finally his reputation will be dependant upon ensuring the sustainability and longevity of all changes that he has brought about.

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