TEXDRA is proud to announce the formation of TEXDRA Connects, a Google Group.  Wikipedia defines Google Groups as follows:  Google Groups is a service from Google that provides discussion groups for people sharing common interests.

TEXDRA is composed of members from all areas of the freelance world, from steno writers and voice writers, CART writers and captioners, to firm owners.  Everyone who is a member of TEXDRA has the choice to opt in and join the group. 

This is a TEXDRA member benefit!!   Only current members can be in the group.   Firms can post jobs they need covered, reporters can ask “how would you handle this” type questions, and more!  We strongly encourage thoughtful discussion and information sharing. 

TEXDRA Connects is very easy to use.  Simply compose an email like you always do, putting texdra-connects@googlegroup.com in the “To” field.  When you receive an email from the group, you will have the option to hit Reply or Reply All.  If you hit Reply, it goes to just the person/firm who posted the message.  If you hit Reply All, your response goes to not only the sender but also the rest of the group.  The group does reside in the Cloud, and you can access prior posts and conversations there. 

There are several ways you can receive messages from the group: 

  • ·       No email: web-only participation
  • ·       Abridged Email: one summary email of new activity per day
  • ·       Digest Email: up to 25 full new messages in a single email
  • ·       All Email: send each message as it arrives

When you first opt in, your options will be set to All Email.  We suggest you leave it that way for a while so you can decide if it’s cumbersome or not.

We have a few requirements/rules.  First off, no bullying is allowed, period.   If anyone says anything negative about another member, they will be removed from the group.  It’s okay to have differing opinions, but TEXDRA will not tolerate name-calling or other forms of bullying.  



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