Charlo O.

Level: Beginner ($15/audio hour)

Location: Kenya

Other Skills: Subtitling, Captioning, Copy Typing

Languages: English, Swahili

A few details about me.

I am a first born son with four younger brothers. I am married with two children, a boy and a girl both of whom are of school going age. My spouse is a teacher of English and Literature at a local secondary school.

I studied for a Bachelors of Education(French/Literature) at one of the universities in Nairobi. I also did a diploma in computer studies course after university. I have completed many professional certifications in computers and information technology, with a main bias in the field of software. I therefore posses strong technical knowledge in information technology.

I have worked as a computer software sales executive, software support technician, tutor, data clerk and store keeper in different organizations. I acquired valuable business and technical knowledge in the various positions I have been employed. I love music. I believe in continuous improvement and learning. Every day is a learning day.


How I got started in transcription.

I started doing transcription work out of necessity. I needed an income since the employment contract I had came to an end. I researched ways in which I could make some money and came across transcription. I have never looked back since then. It was challenging in the beginning but it got better with time.


How I describe myself as a freelance transcriber.

Thorough- I make sure I produce the best possible transcription work for clients by researching and being familiar with the subjects of transcription.

Time conscious- I always meet the deadlines, irrespective of turn around time limits.

Curious- I enjoy learning new things.


What I like most about being a freelance transcriber.

The flexibility around working times. Also, the constant learning that occurs when you work as  transcriber.


A few things I learned in transcription that I will never forget.

The whole industry of cryptocurrency, including Bitcoin, and it’s potential to disrupt business models i.e. banking in future.

The plight of health workers in some third world countries, who grapple with many challenges when trying to provide good health care to their populations.

The problem of opioids and addiction to them around the world, but especially in the USA.


My favorite things to do when I’m not transcribing. 

Reading, both books and online.
Listening to music.
Watching movies.


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