Transcription Services – What Makes A Great Typist?

December 15, 2014 Samantha

Here at Transcription City, we take pride in providing fast, accurate and high quality transcription services for all our clients. We only use experienced transcriptionists with the skills, knowledge and expertise needed to produce professional quality transcripts, within the deadline you require.

Typing Services and Transcription Services

We provide expert transcription services.

A good transcriptionist is not simply a fast typist; in fact a super fast typing speed although useful is certainly not the most important aspect of being part of the Transcription City typing team. Want to know what is required? Then read on!

Accurate and do their Research

A Transcription City typist must possess good research skills and be willing to take the time to ensure that the information within the transcripts they produce is correct and accurate. Company names, brand names, places, technical terms and speakers names, etc. should all be spelt correctly. Typists should also specialize in the subject matter they are transcribing from to ensure that the have a good grasp of what is being dictated or discussed and can therefore produce transcripts in a timely manner and spot any potential errors.

Good Listening Skills

Good listening skills and a good grasp of the subject matter being discussed within the source material is an essential part of being a Transcription City typist. This will ensure that all completed transcripts are a true reflection of the original sound or video file and contain information that is correct, accurate and coherent, without losing the tone of the original material.

Grammar and Spelling

A simple comma or spelling error can change the whole meaning of a sentence (e.g. “He clawed frantically with his bear hands” versus, “He clawed frantically with his bare hands”) and whilst the outcome of spelling or grammatical errors can at times be somewhat amusing; this is something that we definitely want to avoid in a professional transcription service. A Transcription City typist must have a good understanding of the rules of grammar and double check that transcripts are thoroughly spell checked.

Reliable and Dedicated

Low quality sound and video files can be a challenge; accents can make dialogue tricky to understand and multiple speaker audio files can be difficult when it comes to identifying individual speakers. A Transcription City typist is able to take on difficult audio and video files, transcribe them with care and see them through to the end.

Discrete and Highly Confidential

All Transcription City typists must sign a confidentiality agreement and treat all information transcribed with the utmost discretion.

Transcription Services

If you would like to know more about what makes a great typist or would like additional information about our transcription services, why not get in touch? We have dedicated teams of typists who are experienced in your industry or sector and are available seven days a week to help you. We look forward to connecting with you.

We are also on the lookout for experienced typists, so if you are interested in working with us, please get in touch!



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