In 2007, Jill Cournoyer decided to take her transcription, editing and writing talents to create The Portable Scribe. Since its inception, the Scribe has handled a variety of projects. Last year's projects ranged from transcribing and editing hundreds of pages for a multi-generational family history to editing a personal essay for a medical school applicant to digitizing a handwritten Civil War diary.
Jill primarily works with solo practitioners and small practices or departments. Because she is usually available nights and weekends she is able to meet quick deadlines. At the same time, she cultivates a work/life balance and thus seeks clients who value integrity and a healthy working relationship.
Jill's education and experience have prepared her for the job. She formerly worked as a freelance writer and editor in law, real estate, culture and general news, and in hospitals and law offices as a transcriptionist. She is a graduate of Barnard College, Columbia University, and has a master's degree in American/New England Studies from the University of Southern Maine.
Away from work Jill enjoys reading, photography, outdoor pursuits such as kayaking and cross country skiing, and doing animal rescue work for the nonprofit organization she founded in 1993, Friends of Feral Felines.
Why Clients Recommend The Portable Scribe:
Portable Scribe is awesome! I have been using this service for five years. Jill is professional and maintains confidentiality, turnaround time is quick, transfer of files is easy, and transcripts are easy to read and accurate. What more can you ask from a transcription service?
Dr. Tricia Brainard, Director of Research and Evaluation, Xcalibur
I am happy to unequivocally recommend The Portable Scribe. For the past six years Jill has consistently provided high-quality transcription services in a time-efficient manner. Communication is always clear. Her flexibility and capacity to respond to ever-changing deadlines that I face has been remarkable. She provides apt editing suggestions and, in short, is a real professional.
Peter Donnelly, Psy.D., Forensic Psychologist
I've worked with Jill for over a decade and she's great. She's always provided accurate transcription and fast turnaround. Bonus: because she is also a veteran researcher, she often verifies details and confirms spellings, dates, etc. Highly recommended! Katie Murphy, Univoice Personal History, Portland, Maine