What is the number one thing businesses are short on? Time. And what do they need to save? Money. So why not use an audio transcription service that will allow you to do both?
There are no exceptions when you need your work done to the expectations of yourself or the company for which you work.
What Will You Do?
You work for a large company and your boss has given you the notes for a meeting he is has the following day. He needs the notes transcribed and the information in his hands by 10:00 a.m. the following morning. He is meeting with some very important clients and the business that most likely will be generated with the proposals he has entrusted to you are extremely important.
You are pleased that he trusts you to get the work done and you really like your job so you do not want to let him down. What is the solution? It is already 2:00 p.m. and you are trying to find a dictation service and have the work finished so he will have it the first thing in the morning.
You have a friend that works in another department within the same company so you give her a call to ask for advice. She gives you the perfect solution, because she has used this audio transcription service before. She recommends WeScribeIt.com. Typists that are experienced and are on call for your needs are available. A goal of having the work completed within 6 to 10 hours is within the time limit you have and if you are really worried about getting it done on time, use the express service. This is a dictation service that will strive to have your work transcribed within 4 hours.
For a very reasonable price the work can be completed and in your hands before the time limit. The audio transcription service is available 24 hours a day. So there is no need to worry that just because your work was not submitted before noon or by a certain time, it will be late. The projects transcribed at WeScribeIt.com vary as there are people who are experienced in all aspects of transcribing.
Another great feature of this service is the documents are stored for a year so if you accidentally lose something all you have to do is let them know. A replacement copy can be sent right away and everything is once again taken care of when it comes to the transcribed material you need. Send the audio in by computer, recorder or telephone. Fax it in or use the toll free number. There are many formats accepted and if you have one that is not listed, contact WeScribeIt.com and they will do their best to accommodate the format.
It is a simple process and the talented employees taking care of your dictation service request are screened before being hired so the work you receive is the best you can possibly get. If there is a certain template your boss prefers, upload it through the system, have the work completed using the template and you have the situation under control.
Do you need to send particular instructions with your request? If so, this can be done and the typist can read this information before starting on your project. What happened to the employee that needed her boss’ meeting notes transcribed before his 10 a.m. meeting? Well, she used WeScribeIt.com on the advice of her friend, her boss had his transcribed information in plenty of time for the meeting and the company got the contract.
To a transcriptionist’s benefit, there are now a variety of software tools specifically designed to simplify audio transcription to optimize efficiency (and prevent unnecessary headaches!).
Tools like the VoiceWalker, Scrivener and SoundWriter all aim to make transcribing audio more manageable.
VoiceWalker enables transcriptionists to control the playback of the audio files, enabling you to transcribe without using a foot pedal. It also allows you to walk through the audio files so you can repeat short segments of the file before moving on.
Scrivener is a sophisticated and very flexible word processing tool, with its main strength being the easy control of audio and keyboard shortcuts that make transcription work a lot simpler.
SoundWriter is a very cool tool that links a written transcription to the segment of the audio file it corresponds to. So basically when you click on a part of the text transcription, it plays the audio part that has been transcribed.
The major transcription services include medical, legal and business, among a growing list of others. As a transcriptionist, you’ll not only be expected to know how to handle audio formats; you’ll also need to be familiar with various formats uploaded by clients, including text (.txt), portable document format (.pdf) and rich text format (.rtf), to name a few. The continual rise of the digital age has made it incredibly easy and convenient to upload audio files online.
Transcription is the process of converting audio, video, text and handwritten documents into digital or written files. Transcription services are required by many companies and businesses, such as educational institutions, insurance agencies, government organizations, investigation agencies, market researchers, medical facilities and many more.
There are a number of software tools that simplify and speed up the work. Some of the software tools are described in this video.
VoiceWalker is a software tool that lets the transcriber play the audio or video in a controlled manner, which eliminates the need for a foot pedal. An added benefit of this tool is that you can systematically step, or “walk” through, a recording, repeating short segments for a specified number of repetitions; then move on to the next segment. The segments overlap, so you don’t lose your place.
Scrivener is a flexible and sophisticated word processing software tool that makes a great transcription tool. Easy sound control and keyboard shortcuts simplify the work. The transcriber can play back, or step forward and backward, with a few keyboard strokes.
SoundWriter is a software tool that helps link a transcription to the corresponding digitized audio. The result is a transcription you can hear. When you click on a line of transcription, you hear the corresponding words as originally spoken. SoundWriter provides specific tools for working with intonation units, overlapping speech and more.
Transcribe! is a tool that enables transcription of audio without alternating between an audio player and a text editor tool, eliminating the shuffling between audio players and text editors. It’s mostly used to discern words from the music recording.