Hi! I'm Megan, the owner and transcriptionist behind Megan Transcribes. Born out of the pandemic, Megan Transcribes came into existence in 2020 - a year of change, innovation, and bringing my true passions to life.
As a Transcribe Anywhere Graduate, I have 2+ years of experience transcribing professionally. I've now worked with multiple female-forward podcasts, a handful of entrepreneurs, and an author transcribing anything from podcast episodes to Instagram live videos to interviews.
Fun fact about me: I'm also an actor in Los Angeles, California (the traditional land of the Gabrielino-Tongva Peoples). I've spent years performing on stage, I have a BFA in musical theatre, and I'm now pursuing film and TV on the west coast. I produced my own short film in 2021 that pushes back on the toxic side of the beauty industry. I'm proud to have grown into a multi-passionate human pursuing two equally important career paths - both of which are truly in favor of the betterment of humanity.
I've been telling stories for years - whether through acting, singing, writing, or transcribing podcasts. I believe in the importance of amplifying female and underrepresented voices, and this is where my love and passion for working with only those folks comes from.
Note: If you are somebody who doesn't believe in BIPOC, LBGTQ+, and women's rights, I am not the transcriptionist for you.
As your podcast transcriptionist, I hand-type your episodes myself using a fancy software and foot pedal. Your transcripts will come out 99% accurate, full of voice, in the correct context, and, most importantly, typed with love.
More About Me
I'm passionate about:
Going above and beyond
Uplifting marginalized voices
Sharing authentic stories
Supporting woman-owned and BIPOC brands
I come from the deep traditions of the theatre world. As an actor (as well as transcriptionist and founder of a company) I've spent many years telling stories on stage, and now, more recently, on film. Many wonderful teachers have guided me along the way, and I am most recently grateful for the teachings I experience while taking class at Crash Acting. It's such a wonderful place to study, filled with extraordinary humans and wonderfully talented artists. It's based in community, and I am so lucky to study and learn from a teacher like Benjamin Mathes who works to create a non-hierarchical learning environment and teaches us the value of having a non-dominant approach to acting.
I have learned a great deal from both Ashli Pollard and Kelly Diels, both of whom I am lucky enough to call clients of mine. Team Ap Consulting helped shape me and my business, and Kelly Diels instilled in me the importance of approaching marketing through a culture-making and feminist lens. I feel honored to know them both and have worked with Team AP and have transcribed for Kelly.
Transcribe Anywhere and Janet Shaughnessy for creating a course that allowed me to learn the ins and outs of transcription. This course set me up for success as a typist and transcriber of all things audio and video content, and I am grateful to have supported a woman-owned business in the process.
As a podcast transcriptionist (as well as transcriptionist for entrepreneurs and authors), I am ever-thankful to learn from my clients each day. How beautiful it is to work for so many impactful, beautiful culture-shifting people in this space. I believe that together, we are shifting the norm that podcasting has to only be an auditory medium. As Kelly Diels would say, we are Culture Makers. We are creating a new way to work. We are moving away from hustle culture. We are creating accessible communities for those who need it most. I am so proud of you and thankful to be a part of your journeys in entrepreneurship.