About Sarah

An introduction to the owner of i-transcribe MK

About Sarah

Welcome to my first ever blog post! 

So a bit about me first.  My name is Sarah Daniels and I am a mum of two living in Milton Keynes, which incidentally is a fantastic place to live.  In my experience, the only people who slag it off are usually people who have never visited and just think of concrete cows and an abundance of roundabouts.  I've lived in Milton Keynes now for over 20 years and have watched the city develop and grow into the amazing place it is now. 

So in my formative years I didn't really know what I wanted to do as a profession and, like many people, 'fell' into the secretarial world.  I say 'fell' but really it was probably inevitable as my mother was a secretary and had an electric typewriter at home (showing my age now!) and I used to watch her with apt fascination as her fingers danced over the keys WITHOUT HER LOOKING DOWN AT THE KEYBOARD!  So I did what any child does and nagged and nagged until she caved in and taught me a few basics. 'The quick brown fox jumped over the lazy brown dog', which used every single letter of the alphabet, was the first thing I mastered.  I just loved tinkering about on that machine. 

At school, believe it or not, as one of my options I could take typing.  You would never hear of that now and, quite rightly so, it's all computing and business and finance studies these days.  Anyway, not to blow my own trumpet but my typing teacher was so impressed with what I could already do that she put me in for RSA I (Royal Society of Arts) a year early when I was just 15 years old.  I sailed through it of course then took my RSA II when everyone else was taking their RSA I. I have never looked back since and still love typing to this day, I really, really do.