The Importance of Transcription Services for Private Detectives


The Importance of Transcription Services for Private Detectives
Beth Worthy

Beth Worthy

8/22/2014

Finding out information and checking facts can be a very time consuming process, no matter what the circumstances may be. To seek, gather and collect information quickly and accurately, you may need to hire a private detective. Also known as a private investigator or PI, these private citizens have an exciting career that includes working for insurance companies, spouses and lawyers in criminal and civil cases.

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What Does a Private Detective Do?
Although the role is often described as "glamorous" it can be difficult. A PI will work on a broad spectrum of cases, from fraud and compensation claims to insurance investigations and workplace issues. Much of a private investigator's time is spent conducting interviews. To do this with complete veracity, he/she may need to use transcription services.

The Benefits of Transcription Services for Private Detectives
Private investigator and insurance transcription industries often go hand-in-hand, and individuals who are required to take several witness statements, dictate summary reports and edit reports can benefit from transcription in the following ways:

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1. Accuracy - Attention can be distracted from recordings if there are disruptions, but a professional can guarantee utmost accuracy.

2. Time-Saving - It could take a private investigator days or weeks to transcribe interviews, but with transcription services they can spend time more productively.

3. Unnecessary Content - Intelligent and verbatim are the two main types of transcription services. Coughs, sniffs, mumbles and other unnecessary content can be eliminated with transcription of this kind.

4. Client Confidentiality - Court surveillance recordings and witness statements could fall into the wrong hands. When a private detective uses transcription services, he/she can feel confident that data is always protected.

5. Court-Ready Documents - Evidence must be presented in court cases, and a PI can use transcription services to provide the courts with a court-ready audio recording transcription.

As a private detective, it's a good idea to conduct research and find someone who you can outsource work to, instead of paying a lot of money to transcribe audio files. Whether interviews are conducted in person or over the phone, information must be precise due to the fact that investigations tend to culminate in court.

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Beth Worthy

Beth Worthy

Beth Worthy is the President for 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.