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.
Transcription is the process of listening to an audio or video recording and typing the spoken words into text that matches the recording as closely as possible.
Planning to send out recorded material for transcription? Do some research and figure out what you need before you choose a transcription service. Use these three tips to get the best results.
“Isn’t there a simpler way of doing this?” Transcription is a notoriously tedious process and almost everyone who’s ever tried it has asked this question at some point.
Unfortunately voice recognition is still an evolving technology and there aren’t perfect solutions available yet.
However, there are some applications that can make the process easier.