Janna was an absolute pleasure to work with. Not only was she professional and proactive, but she was very patient with our team as we figured things out.
Janna worked with us at Wollongong Writers Festival to deliver our first series of technology-driven international events, where we Skyped in artists from Texas and Ho Chi Minh City into our Wollongong events. It was our first time doing this and having Janna’s pre-planning and attention to detail was an invaluable asset.
Chloe Higgins – Director/Wollongong Writers Festival
Some people might think that Culture Bank just miraculously is. That would be wonderful if it was, but it has taken a lot of hard work from various people along the way. Most of it has come together because of the generosity of people with vision. Those who are aware of the importance of relating to other people in our community, and that none of us are an island unto ourselves.
So on this note, we would like to take this opportunity to broadcast a LOUD BOOMING INTER-GALA-TIC shout out about a ‘robot’ named Janna who also is Don’t Believe The Type. Due to her expertise and inspiring tenacity, patience, good humoured and abundant heart, we now have a website (back end) which will make joining Culture Bank so much easier.
So it goes without saying that we highly recommend her, if and when you require someone to sort out the digital challenges we all inevitably have. We will continue to rave about her!! And Wollongong, you yell a BIG thank you her way.”
The Team @ Culture Bank Wollongong
My experiences with Janna of Don’t Believe The Type have been nothing but positive. I hired her on a number of occasions to undertake VPA work for me. She delivered each task professionally and efficiently and with great detail.
I was extremely impressed by her research skills. Where I struggled to find the information, she somehow figured out where to find it and how to access it, and then gain favourable results.
I really enjoy reading her emails. She is very personable. It’s like I’ve known her for years. I respect her honesty, passion and integrity.
I will definitely be utilising Janna again and again for any VPA work I require.”
Sukhdeep Singh/L-FRESH The LION – Recording Artist/Producer
I have worked with Janna for over 3 years now, and it is one of my best business relationships to date.
Janna is open hearted and minded with great communication skills and outstanding responsiveness. She quickly adapts to new technologies and tools, and she does an outstanding job researching and solving problems that may arise within a project. Documents and data that she compiles are focused and precise. Her multilinguality is another great skill that often helps in many ways.
From the variety of different projects and jobs we worked on together, there has not been a single one that wasn’t perfect. I highly recommend Janna’s help for anyone that needs great assistance – both at work and private life.
Nicco Krezdorn– Surgeon at Hannover Medical School/Germany and Research Fellow at Harvard University Boston/USA, Book Publisher/Germany, Musician
I have worked with Janna on several occasions where she transcribed and also translated interviews from English into German for publication. I was entirely satisfied with each task Janna undertook, despite my initial hesitation that this may not be a viable option for me.
During the transcription process, I generally edit and format interviews whilst typing to avoid unnecessary content. Although I expected to still have to do these tasks after receipt of each transcript, I was delighted with the resulting edited versions, which consisted of clear, well structured and accurate documents. They were also delivered well ahead of the deadline set.
Janna’s experience as well as her affinity for words, her love and understanding of music culture, thanks to her extensive industry experience, have been the perfect fit for my field of work! She executes her work with great passion, ambition and professionalism.
I highly recommend working with Janna as my writing and I will remain for a long time to come.
Mathias Frank – Freelance Author and Music Journalist, Hamburg/Germany
Janna assisted me with transcription for my PhD research project. This involved the transcribing of several hours of in-depth interview audio recordings.
Janna was brilliant to work with – efficient, accurate and SO reasonably priced. She is a great communicator and very professional to deal with.
I would thoroughly recommend her to anyone seeking a quality transcription service.
Joy Townsend – PhD Candiate at University of New South Wales
Janna at Don’t Believe The Type (DBTT) came highly recommended to me when I embarked on a new business venture opening a florist shop in Wollongong over a year ago.
From the start, Janna was very supportive, offering helpful, constructive solutions to a range of challenges. Not only has Janna managed website development and branding the business, she’s also been instrumental in setting up systems to ensure our business is running at maximum efficiency. Her expertise in marketing and Social Media knowledge is commendable.
A day doesn’t go by where I’m not full of gratitude that DBTT was recommended to me as Janna has proved herself to be a true asset to our business in her unwavering professionalism, reliability and efficiency.
Thank you, Janna, I am not only grateful for your wisdom and clear communication, but it’s a pleasure to work with someone with so many insights.
Chris Briscoe Hough – Owner Wollongong Flowers
On very short notice, Janna provided transcription services for a Parliamentary Inquiry public hearing in September 2013. Janna’s work was professional, accurate, delivered on time and of excellent quality.
Janna was proactive and helpful in determining the specifics of how the project should be completed, and followed up afterwards to ensure that the work was completed to my satisfaction.
I would be happy to work with Janna on another project in the future and would highly recommend her to any prospective clients.
John Miller– Inquiry Manager at Parliament of NSW
Janna was so kind as to translate my book from German into English at a reasonable price. Her innovative and thorough approach to planning the modality of translation resulted in a profitable and enjoyablefinal outcome.
Janna always goes the extra mile to assist others. She has a keen eye for detail, and her gentle approach and friendly manner is greatly appreciated!
I certainly consider Janna as an integral business partner and look forward to working together with her again on future requirements.I know I need her from now onwards and don’t mind saying that, because I just trust her completely. Her standard-setting, her engagement, her encouragement, her all round commitment to helping me, just couldn’t be better. She never cuts any corners and never displays irritation until all of my questions regarding the completion of my literary work have been answered.
I have no hesitation in recommending Janna/Don’t Believe The Type to anyone in need of first class assistance in business. I can assure you that she will collaborate closely with you to deliver outstanding results.
Hilde Habiba Khatoon– Author