Everyone’s heard of medical transcription, but what is business transcription? Quite simply it’s a service for people who record audio and video for business (or professional) use.

What are Business Recordings

Any audio or video recording that is used for commercial or professional purposes is a business recording. Some examples are interviews, webinars, seminars, teleseminars, teleclasses, presentations, workshops, personal notes, meeting notes, conferences and other such.

Business recordings are generally created for marketing, educational or writing purposes and contain easy-to-understand, non-technical to semi-technical content.

Who Creates Business Recordings

Business coaches may record mastermind sessions for sharing with their clients.

Marketing professionals may create videos for advertising.

Business owners may record conferences related to their line of business.

Trainers may record yoga sessions for their trainees.

Bloggers may record podcasts for their readers.

And the list goes on.

The 3 Steps of Business Transcription

Transcription of business recordings involves:

1. Typing

First the transcriptionist listens to the audio and types it out as-is. While typing she may conduct online research for spellings of names, books, websites etc.

2. Proofreading

Next the transcriptionist checks the document of any spelling and punctuation errors. She listens to the audio all over again while proofreading.

3. Editing

Now an editor removes all the fillers (the ums, ahs, you knows, etc.), false starts (unfinished sentences) and repetitions from the transcript.

Finally the editor formats the transcript to create a neat, professional-looking document.

Business transcripts are different from other types of transcripts in that they are edited and formatted for easy reading.

Some people like to skip the editing and formatting and just use a ‘raw’ transcript for creating articles, blog posts, etc. Others prefer additional features like time coding to identify speaker change, audience questions etc. in the recording.

The term business transcription is also referred to as intelligent-verbatim, clean read, and edited.

Our General Transcription service has been designed keeping in mind the needs of those looking for business transcription of recordings.

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