Transcription Check List (for Clients)

May 30, 2014 Samantha

The transcription process is a fairly simple one; clients can register as a new client, upload their audio or video file for transcription and wait for their transcript to be sent to them. However, there are a few things that you can do in the interim to improve the quality of your recordings, speed up the transcription process and make things run as smoothly as possible, want to know what they are? Then read on!

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Recording a Clear Audio File for Transcription

One of the most important aspects of the transcription process is a creating a high quality recording. A badly recorded audio or video file, can be a nightmare to transcribe and result in your transcription company having to spend time cleaning the audio, transcriptionists having to spend hours of extra time re-listening to files and a proofreader also having to wade through a sea of unclears. This can all be avoided by adhering to the following points.

Record your audio or video in a quiet environment (such as a quiet corner office, not a café or public area).

Record your audio using an adequate number of microphones (one between two is usually sufficient).

Avoid speaking over each other and excessive movement during the recording (this is especially important with group interviews, where whole sentences can be obliterated).

Provide Your Transcription Company with Relevant Information

Virtually every transcript will require a certain level of research as standard, so as such, every transcriptionist knows that they need to be a good researcher. However, excessive research can be extremely time consuming, meaning that the turnaround time is increased. Providing your chosen transcription services provider with adequate information about your recording will increase transcript accuracy and turnaround time. Useful information includes things such as speakers names, company names, product names, brand names, drug names, places and useful websites.

If you’d like more information about how to record a high quality sound file or would like us to send you a detailed quote for audio or video transcription, why not get in touch? Our transcription services are available seven days a week and we are always happy to help.



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