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Audio Transcription Services Have Become a Requirement for Every Other Business

Updated on March 9, 2013
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Audio transcription until recently used to be extensively used in the medical field. Medical transcriptionists continue to transcribe the voice recordings of doctors; the voice recordings are done by doctors after they complete the examination of their patients. The voice recordings are then transferred to the medical transcriptionist; the medical transcriptionist listens to the recording and transcribes it to text. The transcript is then sent to the doctor for approval and once approved the transcript is printed and stored as a medical record.

Likewise, most of the businesses too have requirements, and they too are required to maintain the transcripts of their meetings, conference calls, interviews, market research interviews, etc. The reasons are aplenty. But, similar to the situation the doctors were faced with, businesspeople too do not have time on their side to convert the voice recordings into text on their own. The transcription services are therefore outsourced to transcriptionists available online.

Drastic improvements in technology have made such instant transfer of voice recordings to the transcriptionist and the delivery of the transcribed file back to the requester possible.

What are the benefits outsourced transcriptionists gives you?

  1. Transcriptionists are capable of delivering quality transcription which has an accuracy rate of up to 99.9%. The transcriptionists are usually trained to achieve this, and the experience they have in the transcription field allows them to attain this high level of efficiency. Further, transcription providers employ proof readers to double check the transcribed file for errors, thus ensuring that the promised accuracy level is achieved.
  2. Transcription service providers also give clients the convenience of sending their voice files in various file formats like mp3, wav, mp4, avi, acc, wma, dss, and so on. Likewise, they also accept files sent through CDs, audio cassettes, etc. The transcribed files are delivered to clients either as text, PDF, or doc file.
  3. Transcription service providers usually provide their clients a good turn around time, sometimes lesser than 7 hours. Good audio quality of the audio file usually favors quick turn around times. Likewise, an additional hour should be allowed in addition to the transcription time, for proof reading the transcribed file.
  4. Transcription service providers will also ensure that the data present in the transcribed file remains secure and secretive.

The internet has brought in numerous conveniences and one such convenience is the availability of online transcriptionists; businesses can now instantly hire the service of an online transcriptionist to convert the voice recording related to their business, instantly. Online transcriptionists are available round the clock, and you could get the transcriptions done as and when the need arises.

Transcriptions are provided in different formats including verbatim, screened, and publishable.

  1. Verbatim transcriptions will include every sound that the user in the recording makes, including false starts, etc. Such transcriptions are necessary when legal matters are involved.
  2. Screened transcriptions filter out unnecessary content and only the required data is presented. Minutes of meeting are examples of such transcripts.

Publishable transcriptions are transcriptions which are suitably edited by an expert to make the content presentable and very clear to the reader. Usually the transcript of a lecture, etc falls into this category.


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      4 years ago

      Transcription is now a worldwide offering. People from across the globe are transcribing. The question is, what quality of work are you going to receive?

      I am a transcriber with background in the medical field as well as general transcription field. I have 17 years of experience under my belt. I can provide services that many others from non-English speaking nations cannot; grammatically correct documents which are delivered in a timely manner and with an extensive knowledge under my belt of transcription.

      Most people have no clue that their hospital records are being done across the ocean instead of in the hospital they are admitted to. I'd rather have my records done in-house in America.

      If you are looking to hire American:

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      5 years ago from Worthy

      Well, transcription service is one of most exciting and talked about topic of recent times. I am sure the points discussed above in the post are going to grab huge attention of readers.


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