Do you want to know what transcription is and how your business could use it? We deliver a multitude of transcription for business including documenting meetings or notes, keeping a record of an annual general meeting (AGM) or for any type of correspondence.
While images of typing pools and secretaries might conjure up a Mad Men-esque era, there are many industries that need to turn audio or video recordings into useable text documents.
So how does an audio recording turn into a text document? There’s more to it than you’d think!
Our clients upload their digital audio files via our secure online server. We then load the digital audio into one of our transcription software packages gives us control of the audio playback speed and volume using a USB connect foot control or pedal.
Once we have checked the audio length and quality we assign the audio to one of our transcriptionists along with an individual client example and reference document. We have specific notes for each client indicating what fonts are preferred, whether or not to type verbatim, what format the client prefers time stamps and if required, the client’s letterhead. Using their transcription software the typist will transcribe into a Word document using a USB foot control and headphones. Each Word document is proofread and quality checked by a second person – we call this the “second set of eyes” – to ensure that the quality and accuracy of the document is as high as can be. The completed document is emailed back to the client. For highly secure transcripts the completed document can be downloaded from our secure server.
For those who are not trained, transcribing an audio file into text can be very time-consuming and often frustrating. It involves the ability to work to tight deadlines, maintain confidentiality, as well as the necessary transcription skills.
While previously businesses would employ in-house assistants to transcribe company documents, transcription is often now outsourced. Time is a valuable resource for business owners, so outsourcing transcription gives them more time to concentrate on their core business activities and increase their productivity.
Want to try transcription for your business? In September we are offering 10% for new clients. Request a quote today!