Have you ever bitten off more than you could chew? Were your eyes bigger than your stomach? You know what I mean.
In the four weeks since I've been back from vacation, I have racked up FOUR CD transcription jobs, one civil appeal, several small civil hearing transcripts, and a couple of criminal cases to transcribe. Who can do all that on their own?
I can't. But thankfully, I have a crew of very helpful and professional folks who are willing to work with me. Two scopists, a typist, another court reporter, and a proofreader. They are the ONLY WAY I will be able to meet all my deadlines and get some sleep. One has a degree in journalism, another is a paralegal, another a recent court reporting school grad. All have experience with vocabulary, legal transcription, and the English language. They are good businesspeople; they do the work asked of them well and on time. I know I can count on them.
As a matter of fact, they are the reason I don't worry too much when I see the stack of projects on my desk. I'm not Wonder Woman, but they sure make me look as if I am.
It's wonderful to be walking this path with my friends/colleagues/support team rather than walking alone.