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Who Uses a Transcription Service?

October 28, 2016

transcription imageTranscription services can benefit a number of different businesses, even individuals. By definition a transcription service converts the spoken word into written typed or printed documents. In addition, transcription services can also take your handwritten documents and convert them into typed manuscripts or documents.

In fact, in today’s technological advances and extensive uses of the internet, the need for transcription services is even greater than in the past. There are podcasts, webinars and seminars on the web. There are audio tapes and medical notes to be transcribed. Transcribing court reporting and legal documents are in constant demand.

An improving economy only increases the demand. Having a conference? Document every word.There is a substantial list of businesses or services, even individuals, that use the services of a transcription service. If you are wondering if you or your business can benefit from using a transcription service service, review the following list:

  • Financial advisor
  • Accountants
  • Realtors and Real Estate Appraisers
  • Sales Representatives
  • Writers and Authors
  • Insurance Professionals
  • Architects
  • Attorneys
  • Psychologists
  • Students
  • Court reporters
  • Market researchers
  • Ministers
  • Professional Speakers
  • Journalists
  • Education Professionals
  • Researchers

Transcription services can go further than audio transcriptions alone. A transcription service can also offer copywriting, proofreading, database management and more.

Professional, well-trained transcriptionists have excellent grammar, listening skills (including the ability to discern dialect), and writing skills and accuracy.

Why would you need or use a transcription service? There are a number of reasons including:

  • Time – frees you for your major work and tasks
  • Accuracy – trained to hear and capture every word, including dialectal nuances
  • Convenience – transcription process when you need it
  • Customization and personalization – production of professional looking documents
  • Financial – less expensive than you imagine

If you see your business listed and the services you need don’t hesitate to contact us. Our business is to put your words on paper.


Transcribers Are All About the Words

October 13, 2013

transcription imageI am a transcriber. I am a transcriptionist. Either way you choose to label me, turning the spoken word into written documents and manuscripts is what my team and I do.

The English language fascinates me. It has to. I must have a great command of the language and the grammar. I have to be hypersensitive to it’s many nuances in order to produce flawless work. If I don’t, then I don’t work. Simple.

To be honest, I sometimes feel like a translator as I listen to the myriad of dialects from region to region. For example, the pronunciation of New Orleans can be vastly different around the country, almost as if the speakers are actually from different countries rather than right here in good old USA.

Don’t get me started on proper punctuation, not to mention the correct spelling and usage of a homophone. Ah, the challenges!

As a transcriptionist, I work from home. I live on the words of others. I transcribe a dissertation and I imagine the doctorial candidate finally getting that Ph.D. In my estimation, all of my clients are brilliant.

It’s an interesting business to be in. I get a firsthand peak at the author’s next novel. I know the surprise ending. But no worries, you would never know. It’s sort of like being a spy. You can torture me, but I’ll never tell. Still, it’s great to guess whose next work will be a bestseller.

Unfortunately, I don’t really get to read much of what my customers have me write. I am typing nearly as fast as they talk. I have to be accurate. That doesn’t really give me the opportunity to digest any of what they say. From my ears to these fingers. No stops in between.

My company has been providing this service for over a decade. It’s a challenge, a good one. The lawyer has to run his firm, the doctor has run his practice, the novelist has to gather her thoughts and the academic has to do research. The spoken work is the answer for each of them. I’m the one to sit in my office and turn that spoken word into a legible, written document.

So, I am a transcriptionist, a transcriber. I deal with words. My profession has been around since writing began. The tools of the trade get better all the time, which allows me to continually improve the product I produce. But the challenge to produce the best is always present. That’s what makes my day!

Write on!