5 Reasons Why You Should Consider Using Academic Transcription Services

5 Reasons Why You Should Consider Using Academic Transcription Services
Beth Worthy

Beth Worthy


Students, lecturers, research assistants, and other academic professionals regularly record audio during their work.

For example, students usually record lectures while research assistants record qualitative interviews. Recording content captures everything important said by the subjects.

However, most of the time, the information recorded is not entirely useful or required. Students need to listen to the lectures and replay it to make notes of critical concepts presented.

Research assistants may also want to know the vital points raised during interviews. Getting this information from an audio or video file can take a lot of time.

There will be a lot of rewinding and forwarding of the audio as you try to get to the parts with the information you need. 

To make your work easier, you can get your academic recordings transcribed by a professional transcription agency.

Here are five reasons why you should work with an academic transcription services company.

5 Reasons Why You Should Consider Using Academic Transcription Services

i) Save time on transcription

Transcribing content may seem like an easy task. After all, it just involves typing what you hear from an audio or video file.

However, it’s quite difficult. The audio file you are working with may not be clear, perhaps due to ambient or other noises so you may struggle to hear what was spoken.

As a result, transcribing a file may take four to five times longer than the actual audio time.

Hiring an academic transcription services firm will help you save time with the transcribing process.

Professional transcriptionists can transcribe your content a lot faster than you would by yourself.

ii) Get accurate text content that is ready to use

Academic transcription services companies have professionals who are experienced in transcribing content for different industries.

The transcriptionists will transcribe your audio files faster and more accurately than you would on your own.

The best transcription companies offer a 99% accuracy guarantee. This means that you’ll receive text content that is ready to use for your academic or coursework.

Also Read: How Can You Use Academic Transcription to Improve Learning Outcomes?

iii) Get your content formatted and presented inaccessible files

Transcribed content is usually presented in Word or PDF documents.

Compared to audio and video files, the resulting text files are smaller in size and, therefore, more accessible.

You can easily open the documents on your laptop or smartphone since they do not take up a lot of space.

Also, sharing the files with other collaborators is easy. You can share the files through email or open them using Google Office and create a shareable link so that multiple people can work on them in real time.

iv) Make your content instantly actionable

If you have recordings of quantitative data, you can take action immediately since you have the research interview transcribed.

You can request the academic transcription agency to format the transcript the format you like and include all the important data in tables or charts.

This will make it easy for you to visualize the data for analysis, thereby saving you time.

Academic transcription companies do more than just transcribe content.

You can contact the firms with custom transcription requests for your data and be sure that a competent team will deliver what you need.

v) Make the content searchable

Transcribed content is easy to use. You can find the information that you need fast.

For example, you can instantly find specific information by searching through a Word or PDF file using the CTRL + F keyboard shortcuts.

Therefore, if you are making a presentation, you will not miss any important information presented in the original audio or video files.

Get your research or college work transcribed by an Transcription services company, so you can focus on your academic studies. 

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Beth Worthy

Beth Worthy

Beth Worthy is the Cofounder & President of GMR Transcription Services, Inc., a California-based company that has been providing accurate and fast transcription services since 2004. She has enjoyed nearly ten years of success at GMR, playing a pivotal role in the company's growth. Under Beth's leadership, GMR Transcription doubled its sales within two years, earning recognition as one of the OC Business Journal's fastest-growing private companies. Outside of work, she enjoys spending time with her husband and two kids.