Business Transcription Services: Selecting One for Your Needs


Business Transcription Services: Selecting One for Your Needs
Beth Worthy

Beth Worthy

7/8/2013

Transcription services are available in various formats and they can be customized to meet your needs.A transcriptionist is a trained recorder of the spoken word. The main goal of a professional in this field is to supply error-free printed or written data. Hiring someone to transcribe data is a cost-effective solution and the superior practices, technology and skills used by the service provider guarantee that all audio/video will be converted in an articulate manner.

Data transcription is advantageous for business owners because capital expenditures can be avoided and resources can be saved. High in demand, transcriptionists can assist people in numerous industries, such as medical, legal, retail, hospitality, governmental and more. In order to get the most from this accurate, speedy and secure process, you should be able to distinguish between different transcription styles.

Verbatim

These transcription services require a lot of effort on the transcriptionist's part. A sound recording will be played and each word typed out. Attention to detail and a keen ear are essential skills for verbatim transcription. Also known as 'True Verbatim', this method requires no editing; therefore it is suitable for movie scripts, market interviews and research. Verbatim captures the true picture, giving the reader valid evidence, honest representations and better clarity. Recognized as the most detailed style of transcription, Verbatim follows a basic format and speaker identification is used to identify interviewers/interviewees.

Readable

Journalists, authors and bloggers should opt for Readable transcription services, which are otherwise known as 'Intelligent Verbatim'. Non-verbal communication and ambient sounds are eliminated with this print-ready technique. Sounds like "ah" or "uhm" are removed from the text, but other important matters are focused on. Readable transcription services are utilized for business meetings, seminars, sales presentations, podcasts, videos, conference calls and phone memos. Although unnecessary words or noises will be excluded from the final product, the transcriptionist will not be able to change sentences around, or add words.

It is imperative that you consider your personal preferences and industry when choosing transcription services. Write a description of your projects, ask for recommendations and request quotes when looking for a vendor.

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Beth Worthy

Beth Worthy

Beth Worthy is the President of GMR Transcription Services, Inc an Orange County, California based company that has been providing accurate and affordable transcription services since 2004. She has enjoyed success at GMR for almost ten years now and has helped the company grow. Within two years of Beth managing GMR Transcription, it had doubled in sales and was named one of the OC Business Journal’s fastest-growing private companies. Outside of work, she likes spending time with her husband and two kids.