What is Transcription? What is Translation?

November 3, 2016 Samantha

What is transcription? What is translation? Here at Transcription City we provide a range of transcription services, translation services, video transcription and captioning. We work with audio, video, documents and websites. However, if you are not familiar with transcription or translation services, we thought we’d go through some of our most frequently asked questions and answers. what-is-transcription-what-is-translation

What is Transcription?

Transcription services provide a means of exporting the dialogue from a audio or video file into text form (also known as a transcript). Transcription is also sometimes called audio typing, as the typist or transcriptionist will listen to the audio from a sound or video file and type what can be heard. A foot pedal is used to slow down the audio to a rate that can be typed. It can take between 3-6 hours to type an hour of audio or video, depending on the quality of the recording and the type or style of transcription. Videos or audio files can be transcribed in a variety of languages and can also be transcribed and translated simultaneously.

Are your Transcription Services Secure?

In a word… Yes! Transcription City LTD is registered as a secure data controller (In terms of data protection you can find us here https://ico.org.uk/esdwebpages/search Number ZA115519) and we are fully compliant with the regulations and requirements set out by the data protection act. We are also compliant with the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA). All our staff (transcriptionists, typists, translators, proof-readers and linguists) have signed confidentiality agreements. Your files are uploaded via our secure, encrypted SSL 256-bit processing, which utilises firewall via a private network. We can also password protect your documents if required.

How Much Do You Charge for your Transcription Services?

Our transcription service rates depend on a variety of factors including audio quality, complexity of dialogue and information (medical or technical files), turnaround time, transcription style and transcript format. If you would like an accurate quote, please contact us via telephone or email.

Can you transcribe multilingual video or audio files?

We can transcribe audio and video in a wide variety of languages. This includes transcribing source language to source language, as well as direct translation from one language directly into another. We can also provide both transcription and translation on the same transcript, meaning you can view dialogue in both the source language and the translated, target language.

Do you provide transcription services in language other than English?

We can transcribe audio and video files in almost any language. We can also provide transcription with time codes, visual descriptions, discourse analysis and more.

Do you Provide Subtitling Services and Captioning Services?

We provide both subtitling and captioning services in a variety of languages and file formats. We can provide both open and closed captioning depending on your needs and requirements.

Can you edited transcription for Podcasts?

We provide edited transcripts for video and audio files, that you can then use either as an accompanying transcript or for the basis of an article or a blog.

If you would like more information about any of the transcription services, translation services, captioning or subtitling services, why not get in touch today with your questions? We are available 7 days a week and are always happy to discuss your specific needs to ensure that you get the exact product or service that you require.

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Samantha

Transcriptionist and Virtual Assistant.

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