Ask any transcriptionist and they’ll tell you that behind every accurate transcript there’s a clearly recorded audio/video file. That’s absolutely true because to transcribe correctly, a transcriptionist must be able to understand what’s being said! So what’s a clear recording and how do you go about creating one?
Transcription is a time-consuming process and it’s hard to predict exactly how long transcribing a recording will take. Therefore, it’s not surprising that delayed deliveries are fairly common in the industry.
But deadlines are important, right? So here are some things YOU can do to ensure that your transcripts are completed on time and turn out more accurate.
There are times when you need to roll up your sleeves and transcribe your recordings yourself. This could be because you need something done immediately, or because only you know the language or accents on the recording, or maybe because the subject is very technical and you couldn’t find anyone with the subject matter expertise to do the job right.
Whatever your reasons, it’s important to know that transcription is a time-consuming task and having some basic knowledge and tools will go a long way in making the process easier.
How can I easily transcribe audio to text? Which tools should I use? Is there transcription software available? This post is an attempt to answer these and similar questions.