Basic Guide to Transcription Services

May 6, 2017 Samantha

Here at Transcription City, we offer a range of transcription services to suit your individual needs and requirements. We cover a range of sectors, industries and specialties. Over the years we have also grown, diversified and expanded to include translation services, video transcription services, captioning services for the deaf and hard of hearing, visual descriptions for the blind and visually impaired and subtitling services to ensure that your videos are accessible worldwide, no matter what language you speak.transcription services uk

However, today I though I’d look at out basic transcription services and some of the information to consider when sending us files for transcription.

Are the recordings for transcription clear and do they contain accents?

Audio or video files that contain non native speaking English or contain background noise will often be more expensive to transcribe due to the extra time the transcriptionist will need to type, double check and proofread the finial transcript.

Transcription Services – How many speakers are in each of your recordings?

As you can imagine, audio files that contain multiple speakers are more difficult and more time consuming to transcribe especially if the individual speakers need to be identified. Multi speaker audio and video files will have a longer turnaround and often be more expensive than single speaker dictations.

Do you require any special formatting or transcription style?

We are happy to work with your existing styles and templates. If you have specific requirements, be sure to let us know so that we can produce a transcript that is perfect for you.

Transcription Services – Are your recordings technical/medical?

If you require medical or technical transcription services we will always ensure that we select a transcriptionist or medical secretary with the proper training and sufficient experience to carry out your transcription to the highest standard. If you intend on sending regular dictations we will do our best to match you with a secretary who will work with you on a regular basis and who you can build a good working relationship.

Do you require time stamps for your transcripts?

Time stamped transcription can be a great way to cross reference dialogue. We also offer time coded transcription in the form of open caption services, coded captioning services and foreign language subtitling services.

What is your required transcription service turnaround?

We offer a range of transcription devices and a range of turnarounds. If you equites urgent transcription services, urgent subtitling services, urgent translation services or urgent closed captioning services, just let us know. We also offer real time transcription services and live captioning.

If you would like more information about any of our transcription services, translation services, captioning services or subtitling services, feel free to get in touch at any time. We are available seven days a week and always happy to help.



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