Digital Audio Transcription & Typing Services
With the current global situation calls and meetings are taking place more online. The transcription process of turning recorded speech into text can help for referencing what was said. When deciding on a transcription service to transcribe your important information, this infographic has been designed to help speed up the transcription process. Knowing the type of transcription i.e. full verbatim, semi verbatim or intelligent verbatim. Also having a quick listen to the audio file prior to hiring your transcription services you can quickly relay this to the transcriptionist. This helps them to quickly start the transcription process.
Just a few pictures of the latest addition to our typewriter collection. I feel that we were rather lucky with this one, although in a bit of a state when it arrived, after a few hours of some TLC it is up and singing beautifully again. The slightly unusual difference with this typewriter is that it has an elite italic font, which means it has 12 characters per inch.
We have in our collection an Imperial Good Companion Model 6 that is also italic, (pictured) and this has a pica italic font, so it has 10 characters per inch.
As I was reading this post, last year, several ideas came to me for this infographic. I then created it back in June 2016, but due to circumstances beyond my control, when doing a general update on my website, it completely crashed, to the extent that even my website host did not understand what had happened.
The website is now rebuilt and this is a repost of the Infographic "Twitter Marketing: Essential Guide" created and published by Virtuadmin.
If you have never outsourced your recorded audio or video to a transcription service or hired a freelance transcriptionist before, this Infographic should be of some help.
Many people think they can type and it’s easy to listen and type what is being spoken, take it from a freelance professional transcriptionist, it’s not. Transcriptionists also have to insert the correct grammar and spelling at the same time as intelligently paragraphing and making sure everything reads sensibly.
Equally, anybody that thinks they can type and that it’s going to be easy to earn extra money transcribing, either directly with clients or via freelancing websites, is probably going to end up costing their client requiring the audio or video transcription, time and money.
For entrepreneurs or small businesses, for example, that are on a tight budget, hiring a freelancer can be very attractive due to the economical costs. Established transcription services have websites with reviews from satisfied clients you have used their services. These services can be expensive and not so easily affordable for entrepreneurs or small businesses.
Established transcription services have websites with their reviews from satisfied clients you have used their services. These services can be expensive and not so easily affordable.
Freelancing to a professional freelancer can help you cut costs and retain the quality that you need and expect from your transcript. By outsourcing your transcription requirements to a freelance transcriptionist, that is professional touch typist with experience in listening and typing and what is spoken, hopefully not someone that is trying to scam you.
To guide you through your journey of outsourcing your recorded audio, video, podcast or webinar for transcription, I have created this infographic to help you find the best freelance transcriptionist, for a budget you can afford.
I am a freelance transcriber outsourcing my skills and 20 years of experience, that also helped me create this infographic.
With the advancement of digital technology, audio and video transcription has grown in demand significantly. If you need a transcriptionist that is reliable, fast and accurate then please do not hesitate to contact me.
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 popular belief audio transcription is a skill that takes years of touch typing repetition and experience to be able to turn around an hour’s audio in four.
The Infographic created by us, Virtuadmin, I hope puts into perspective that even the most professional and quickest of touch typists cannot type at the average speech rate. I have used 15 minutes of recorded audio for simplicity but hope that it illustrates that typing at the spoken word rate is virtually impossible.
There are also other factors to be taken into consideration:
All these affect the average turnaround time of your text document. Keeping these things in my when hiring a transcription service will help you understand the complexities of what goes into producing an accurate transcript.
To conclude that with just one speaker, with good audio quality professional transcriptionist that types 80 words per minute (that’s fast but that’s our average typing speed) would take approximately 30 minutes to transcribe and a professional that types 50 words per minute would take 45 minutes. That therefore on these statistics would mean than an hour’s audio that was just one speaker and straight forward intelligent paragraphing would take the professional 4 hours. For 2 speakers because each time a speaker changes a new line is started, therefore that takes extra time.
Audio transcription is a skill, you must love typing and love hearing people speak. If you love what you do, have a passion as we do, you will want to produce the best transcript possible. This isn’t always possible but transcriptions produced by Virtuadmin always aim to never insert an “inaudible”. Again, that is time-consuming replaying a part of the audio that you just cannot hear. You’ll probably get it in the end, but that’s another 5 minutes or so added to the completion time.
Hope the Infographic helps put things in perspective for the time taken when audio transcribing, typing into text the spoken word is just not as easy or quick as you think!