Audio Transcription Time Guidelines [Infographic]

When people ask what I do and I reply a Transcriptionist their face goes blank for a second. I then explain that I produce transcripts from recorded audio, video, podcasts or webinars.  Ah, typing people think, typing what people are saying yes that’s easy once you can type. Contrary to…

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Transcription – Is It a Necessity For Your Business?

Freelance transcriber for business transcription

Yes, you do! Transcription services, freelance or provided by specialist businesses, transcription is growing in demand each and every day. Advancements in technology mean quicker and faster, more capabilities and devices and so on, digital technology grows in cyberspace. This provides more opportunities for the transcriptionist to provide digital transcription…

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Is public media ready for machine transcription? (A Socratic dialogue) — Medium

A conversation between American Public Media’s Andy Kruse and Pop Up Archive’s Peter Karman. This is a very interesting read about the discussion of manual transcription versus automatic speech recognition.  It starts with the question of whether transcripts are needed to be added to your audio in the first place…

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What challenges do I face as a transcriptionist?

I love being a transcriptionist and the challenges of keeping up with who is speaking and typing what is being spoken.  I always aim to give as accurate a transcript as possible when listening to people or someone to speaking.  I dislike using inaudible’s and a time-stamp to indicate where…

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15 Good Reasons to Get Closed Captioning for Your Videos Through a Transcriptionist

US Airlines are being urged to add closed captions to their video’s during long-haul flights to aid hearing impaired passengers.  This was highlighted by Sen. Tom Harkin (D-Iowa) But there are other advantages to adding closed captions to videos not just for long-haul flights but for video as a whole…

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Book Review of Transcription Crash Course: Starting A General Transcription Business

Book Review of Transcription Crash Course: Starting A General Transcription Business Alicia Jay, newvaadvice.com This week I’ve decided to write a book review on an e-book that changed my life. That’s right, I said it changed my life! You may or may not know that transcription is my main bread…

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