L. Michelle B. | Elance
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L. Michelle B.

Transcribing your words; Transforming our lives!
   United States
  |   Martinsburg, WV


You have the vision. Let us help you find your voice.

Michelle Baker is the founder of Trans-2, a team of language professionals offering a full range of language services including transcription, editing, proofreading, and coaching.

Trans-2 was founded when Michelle parlayed her skills as a freelancer to earn her Ph.D. in English Language and Literature from the Catholic University of America in Washington, DC.Today she manages a team, who, like her, are raising families while they educate themselves and learn to become entrepreneurs.

Team members of Trans-2 are mothers, fathers, students, and entrepreneurs. We
Service Description

1. All transcription is performed at a standard rate per audio minute.

2. If you need a transcript, please contact us. We’ll provide you with instructions to upload your file to Dropbox. We’ll confirm receipt of the file, transcription cost, and provide you with a delivery date.

3. Please advise of any special instructions, including the names of the speakers and any industry terms or brand names that might be unfamiliar to our transcribers.

4. Upon delivery of the transcript, you’ll have the opportunity to review the file and request changes, if necessary. Then you’ll be invoiced for the total. Payment is due upon receipt of the invoice.

Proofreading and Editing:

If you’d like a document proofread or edited, please submit the manuscript along with the following:

a. a detailed description of the types of proofreading or editing work you’re looking for
b. a description of how the document was produced and how it will be published
c. your contact information

One of our team members will contact you within 24 hours to verify receipt of the document, to confirm your expectations, and to quote a price.


If you’re interested in our coaching services, please leave us a message and a representative will contact you within 24 hours to discuss your needs.
Catholic University of America
PhD - Postmodern British Novel
2002 - 2008
The Catholic University of America
MA - The Novel
2000 - 2002
Shepherd University
BA - English (Minor - Accounting)
1993 - 1998
Corporate Writing Pro
Founder, Owner
2007 - Present
As the Corporate Writing Pro, Michelle Baker teaches government biologists how to write more clearly. She works with the United States Fish and Wildlife Service and the USDA-APHIS, among others. As a trainer, Michelle offers courses to government agencies who want to develop a community of practice that will nurture and celebrate their writers. Through her website, http://corporatewritingpro.com, she offers resources so that writers like you can collaborate with one another and grow. And via her blog, http://corporatewritingpro.com/blog, she explores questions of significance to today’s writing professional. Michelle also offers personalized coaching as well as copyediting.
Founder, Owner
2005 - Present
Trans-2 represents a team of language professionals offering a full range of language services including transcription, editing, proofreading, and coaching. Our transcription services are top-notch. You’ll receive a quality transcript; formatted to your specifications; branded with your logo, color scheme, and fonts. We offer light editing, free of charge, so your transcript is ready for publication. And because our team is headed by an English Language and Literature Ph.D. from the Catholic University of America with more than a decade of university, government, and corporate teaching experience, we’re prepared to take your experience to the next level. Michelle Baker teaches government biologists how to write more clearly. In addition to her dissertation, she’s written numerous encyclopedia and journal articles. She’s edited several dissertations. And she coaches writers ranging from academics in the final stages of dissertation preparation to novelists struggling with plot, structure, and character development. Michelle is responsible for quality control, and she leads our team of proofreaders, editors, and coaches. Members of Trans-2 are prepared to help you at any stage of the writing process, whatever your end product might be. We specialize in information products. We love transforming teleseminars or webinars into books and workbooks. And the transformation works both ways. Team members of Trans-2 are mothers, fathers, students, and entrepreneurs. We’re striving to better ourselves so we can serve our families and our communities with skill and pride. Trans-2 provides you with a beautiful, timely manuscript, edited to your specifications. You provide us with the freedom to educate ourselves, care for our families, and serve our communities. Become a partner for a better tomorrow – contact us today!
Shepherd University
Adjunct Instructor
2002 - 2009
Survey of World Literature—Special Topic, Descents to the Underworld (taught alone and in a learning community with The Graphic Novel) Survey of World Literature—Enlightenment to Postmodern; and Classical, Medieval, and Renaissance Writing in the Arts & Humanities; Written English I; and Introduction to the Liberal Arts (taught alone and in learning communities with Introduction to Music, Research Methods and Information Retrieval, and Introduction to Psychology)
Catholic University of America
Teaching Assistant
2000 - 2005
(With full responsibility): Writing Improvement (upper level), Writing About Literature, Rhetoric and Composition; (As TA for another professor): Rhetoric and Composition—Workshop Component; Junior Writing Seminar, Media Studies; Introduction to Media Studies
Yount, Hyde, and Barbour
Junior Accountant
1998 - 2000
Assisted in audits of banks, manufacturing facilities, public utilities, and private companies Prepared tax returns for individuals, sole proprietorships, and corporations Assisted in preparation of financial statements including balance sheets, P&L, and MD&A for SEC
Cinda L. Scales, Esq.
Receptionist / Legal Secretary
1994 - 1998
Answering the telephone Greeting clients Scheduling appointments Filing documents Taking dictation to prepare correspondence and light legal paperwork
Payment Terms
Transcription - due upon receipt.

Editing and Proofreading - We expect a 25% deposit on all jobs over $100. Balance is due upon completion of the project.

Coaching - standard rate per / 45 minute session. Due 24 hours before session commences. No refunds for cancellation.
L. Michelle B. | Elance

L. Michelle B.