I began my transcription career as a summer job in a combination clinic/hospital while in high school. After graduation, I attended Zweegman’s School for Medical Secretaries in San Francisco, California and worked various jobs while we moved around with the U. S. Navy. After our move to Oregon, I worked for Manpower and did freelance medical transcription for several years. My favorite job was in the medical records department of a small hospital where we did it all – transcription, coding, tumor registry, etc., etc. I love being part of the medical “team” and view documenting medical care as being a very important job. In 1984, I started The Right Type. Being a business owner has been quite a ride, but one I wouldn’t have missed for the world!
I have worked at The Right Type for 5 years transcribing and proofreading. I have an eye for detail and love learning something new every day. I take pride in my work and know that I make a difference in patient care.
I started working in a small rural hospital in my early teen years and knew from the very start, when looking for a career, that I would remain in this field. I have worked for 35+ years in the medical field and 25 of those years as a medical transcriptionist. I love challenges and learning new things. I have definitely seen a lot of changes in my years of work and still love my job!
I worked as a medical office manager for 20 years before retiring. In 2001, I returned to work as office manager for The Right Type and in 2011, after relocating with family to Florida, I began working remotely with The Right Type as proofreader. On my return to Salem in 2013, I continued working both at home and in the office as proofreader. I love working for The Right Type. Great atmosphere and staff!
I began my transcription career in the military as a linguist working in Middle Eastern languages. On leaving the military, medical transcription seemed a natural progression of my career and I enrolled in the best training program I could find. I graduated with high honors and have had the privilege of working for The Right Type ever since. I enjoy the exacting nature of the work and the attention to detail it requires, and knowing that my work has real impact.
I graduated from Trend College in Salem, Oregon in 1989 to become a medical transcriptionist. I have been a transcriptionist now for 24 years. I absolutely love this profession and have never regretted for one minute my decision to become a transcriptionist. I learn something new every day. It is a wonderful profession!