About Us


First Place Business Services is a woman-owned  Transcription Service  in Moore, Oklahoma. Owner and Lead Transcriptionist/Translator Michelle DePorter transcribed her first tape in 1988, and continued typing as an independent contractor nights and weekends throughout her successful administrative career.  In 2004, she made the leap to full-time entrepreneur.  

Michelle is a graduate of Arizona State University with a B.A. in Spanish Language.  As a student of language and self-described "Grammar Nerd,"  Michelle takes pride in producing quality, accurate, grammatically-correct documents for all clients. 

The Team

First Place has ongoing relationships with a network of US-based, native-English-speaking transcription professionals, with expertise in many different fields including law enforcement, insurance (auto, workers' comp, property/casualty), academia, research, government, sales and marketing, financial, legal, and corporate.

We also work with native-Spanish-speaking professionals, some of whom are based internationally.

We always keep your important insights and information safe and confidential, and are happy to sign an NDA if requested. 

Customer Service

We pride ourselves on excellent customer service and 100% customer satisfaction. We're large enough to handle most projects, and small enough to provide the individual attention your project deserves. Prompt responses to e-mails and voice mail, detailed quotes, follow-ups and clear communication as your project progresses are all important aspects of building a great relationship with our clients.

First Place Business Services has an A+ rating with the Better Business Bureau.