Alva Sanders
Medical Transcriptionist

Q: Alva, tell us about your personal contributions to Transcription Plus, LLC.
A: I contribute my attention to detail, accuracy and my love of words and languages – which includes medical language. My writing and reading skills are also a contribution.

Q: How do you describe your work style?
A: I enjoy learning and absorbing and applying information. I love to analyze and look for better ways to do things; solving problems and training others as needed. Previously, I’ve worked as an Office Manager, Executive Secretary, Project Manager and in general transcription. My work style developed as a result of these experiences.

Q: That sounds very productive. How would a good friend describe you?
A: Empathic and friendly, a good listener, supportive and willing to help when I can. I am always looking for the “good” in others.

Q: What do you like about living in Georgia?
A: Originally from New Jersey, my husband and I have been living in the Atlanta area for 24 years. At first, it seemed different but many northerners have moved down here over the years and the area has changed. I definitely do not miss the New Jersey winters! With technology, it is easy to keep in touch with family who live far away – and we all visit when we can.

Q: Outside of your career, what goals have you set for yourself?
A: I want to become more fluent in Spanish and French. I have religious and spiritual goals. I would like to keep myself as healthy as possible, work more with my crafts and do some re-decorating at home. Busy!

Q: What does success mean to you?
A: Success means accomplishing what you set out to do to the best of your ability and satisfaction. Success is being satisfied with the results if you have done your best.

Q: Tell me about your hobbies and interests outside of work.
A: Crafts, reading, board games – especially Scrabble or Trivial Pursuit, travel and sightseeing, museums and spending time with my extended family. My children and my 2 grandsons.

Q: What motivates you?
A: I am motivated by having the opportunity to do something I enjoy and do it well so I can be proud of my finished product. I like to be able to sense that I’m doing a good job and accomplishing something. It’s good to hear positive feedback occasionally that all is well – good job!

Q: Do you consider yourself a compassionate person and why?
A: Yes; compassion involved not only noticing suffering or difficulty, but being empathetic and doing something about it or being adaptable as much as you can. I try to do this.

Q: If you could accomplish one thing this year, what would it be?
A: I would like to tune in more to my religious/spiritual goals and keep a good balance between those goals and success in my workplace.


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