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Virtual Assistants and Transcriptionists

Here at Transcription City we love transcribing interviews, videos, focus groups and Podcasts, do you want to know why? Because they are so diverse, they can be about anything, from research, to crime, celebrity to medical. This is why, when you are selecting a transcription company you should always put some consideration into choosing a transcription service that has the right expertise in your industry or sector. To help you choose between transcription companies, we’ve put together a check list of thing that can help you get the best experience and best result from your chosen transcription service.

Choose a Transcription Company with Experienced Staff

An Experienced, fast and accurate transcriptionist will have knowledge in your industry or sector, will be willing to do their research on any technical terms, will always proofread their work thoroughly and will meet your deadline with time to spare.
An experienced transcriptionist will also be capable of working with document amendments through cross referencing and dictations. They should also be happy to either create new templates for documents depending on your specific needs or work with your existing templates.
We strongly recommend that if you intend on using a transcription company on a regular basis, that you should be paired with your own transcriptionist or virtual assistant. The reason for this is that not only will you be able to build a good working relationship, but using the same secretary for all work will ensure consistency since they will become familiar with the way you like things done. This will help speed up work turnaround and prevent confusion when it comes to tasks such as reading handwritten notes, composing documents and doing any industry related research.
When selecting a transcription company, take time to ask questions; do they have transcriptionists with experience in your field? How fast can they turn your files around? Do they proofread their work? Are they happy to make amendments if needed? Take your time to thing about the service you want and ask if they can deliver.
A good, experienced transcriptionist will not only make your work life a lot easier, but they will also save you time and money.
If you would like more information about our online secretarial, virtual assistant and transcription services, why not get in touch with us today? We have an efficient and friendly team who are available 7 days a week to help and we look forward to connecting with you.

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