About / A man and his cats and dog. (Potential subcontractors apply within.)

The Story

Words in Minutes is a Cambridge, Ontario-based sole proprietorship providing transcription, proofreading, and preparation/editing of professional and academic documents. Past and present clients include health care institutions, physicians, mental health professionals, professors, and students: high school to grad school.

Andrew Jacob, owner/operator and sole wordsmith, has an honours B.A. in English and an M.A. in Communication and Culture. He’s proud to tell you that he got his B.A. at the University of Guelph (he really likes Guelph) and his M.A. at York University and Ryerson University in Toronto.

Andrew has over seven years’ experience transcribing and editing professional and academic documentation.  Andrew is an experienced transcriptionist and Medical Editor, having worked for various Toronto medical assessment firms servicing clientele from the insurance and legal communities.  In the course of his employment and self-employment, Andrew has worked closely with various health professionals including orthopaedic and neurological surgeons, physicians including general practitioners, neurologists, and physiatrists, mental health professionals including psychiatrists and psychologists, and chiropractors, social workers, physiotherapists, and occupational therapists.  Andrew has also provided script writing services for a large marketing project on behalf of one of Canada’s largest Real Estate Investment Trusts (REITs).  Last, but not least, Andrew has also helped high school students improve their writing and up their marks.

Andrew is a member of the Professional Writers Association of Canada.


Meet the Team

Andrew Jacob

In 2008, I was in grad school and working a part-time office admin job at a Toronto medical assessment firm when a few good doctors discovered that I could write. I was encouraged to become an independent contractor, and I’ve been self-employed ever since, preparing and editing reports for healthcare and other professionals. Andrew Jacob, B.A. (Hons.), M.A.

Administrative Assistant

Ollie is what you might call a “slugabed,” but I’m glad to have him around.

Administrative Assistant

Edith is a recent addition to what was formerly (and probably still is) a one-man band.


Mia, the newest member of the Words in Minutes family, mainly keeps the dorsal aspect of Andrew’s lower legs warm while he works, and makes a lot of noise when the courier shows up.