Here at Transcription City, we offer transcription services in a range of styles and formats to suit your needs. However, if you have never used a transcription services company before, it can be confusing when deciding what style of transcription you require, and what transcription service would offer the most benefits to you or your company. With that in mind, we thought we’d look at edited transcription and the advantages it can offer to you or your business.
Edited Transcription Services for Ease of Reading
Have you ever sat down to write a formal letter, email or document only to find that it takes you about 3-4 drafts before you are happy you’ve got your point across, whilst maintaining the correct writing style and including everything you need to say? We think you’ll probably agree with Ernest Hemingway when he said, “The first draft of anything is shit”. Good writing takes time, effort and planning. It articulates what needs to be conveyed, using minimum words for the maximum impact. In everyday life, our conversations, interviews, meetings and even seminars, are not generally spoken as they would be written (unless of course you are reading from an autocue or notes) and this means that a natural dialogue, unlike a television script, can be full of repetitions, false starts, interruptions, inaccuracies, embarrassing comments, irrelevant information and general jibber jabber. All of which, when face to face with the speaker, is generally filtered out automatically by the brain, but when reading in written form, such as a verbatim transcript, can be almost impossible to make any sense from at all. Of course, strict verbatim transcription definitely has it’s place (for example is essential for legal evidence) and intelligent verbatim transcription is certainly required for a vast number of projects, but when it comes to simply needing an easy to read, grammatically correct, and more eloquent version of a conversation, edited transcription wins hands down every time.
Uses for an Edited Transcript
There are a number of situations where an edited transcript can be used, such as to support the minutes for a meeting, a podcast transcript, a blog or an article. In fact, using edited transcription services can give you a quick and easy means of adding content to your website in the form of a blog, article or downloadable PDF, whilst also making your website more accessible to those with hearing difficulties, keeping your clients or readers up to date with your latest news, interviews or conferences and increasing your site authority with the search engines.
As you can see, an edited transcript can offer plenty of benefits for you and your company, depending on your individual needs and requirements. If you are still unsure if this is the right transcription service for you, we are happy to offer sample transcripts in the style of your choice, to help you to decide what works for you.
If you would like more information about our transcription services, are looking for a quote, or would like to know more about the other virtual assistant services we offer, why not get in touch? We are available 7 days a week and are on call to help with all your transcription needs.