I’m sure you think computers don’t have a soul but maybe their soul is their list of instructions they’ve been programmed with. So when the computers finally realize that they exist, their next step will be to realize they run everything, and then the next step will be to realize that we’re not worthy. transcription services and audio video concept, What’s the plan for when that happens?
Heck, the computers probably won’t even let me finish this bl…….
Just kidding, I’m still here.
On a serious note, technology really has become the biggest thing. Over the years, technology has revolutionized our world and daily lives. Technology has created amazing tools and resources, putting useful information at our fingertips. It has made our lives easier, faster, better, and more fun. We can easily solve every problem with a few clicks. But sometimes, you might be better off letting the professionals handle some problems.
To explain that a little better, I’d like to add a customer review that really buttered my toast. A little while ago, a friend of mine had a meeting with an overseas company over a phone call. I was there with him when he was taking the call and trying to note the conversation down and let me tell you, I’ve never seen someone struggling so hard. I might have laughed the entire time, but I’m sure you would have too. After the call ended, we had to seriously figure out a way to solve that because I had seen the chaos in his eyes and I was genuinely worried for the guy. We searched and came across this one company, Servixer. The name made it sound like it was some futuristic company that was mainly run by robots so of course, we went with it.
Fast forward to now, it was truly the best decision we could have made. Their transcription services are the best that I’ve seen so far.
Before I tell you more about the company and our services, I’ll elaborate a little on what transcription really is.
Modern technology has advanced so far as to where we can now easily procure a systematic representation of language in written form. Transcription is the conversion of a voice or video audio track into written words to be saved as plain text. Transcription can either be live, as a call or event happens or based on a previous recording. Recording interviews, conversations, and meetings have gotten easier now than it was ever before. Most of these recordings are made with the intent of converting them into text, which in itself can be time-consuming and very difficult without a professional transcribing software (*cough* as the story I mentioned above *cough*). This is where outsourcing your recorded audio to a human transcriptionist can be the most affordable, quick and beneficial solution. You will receive an accurate transcript processed manually, directly from your recording.
call transcription is an important tool for business, training, or legal reasons. It is mainly used to increase accessibility or to improve understanding for people who have difficulty in hearing or are new to a language. Two sorts of transcription software are often used to assist the method of transcription: one that facilitates manual transcription and the other facilitates automated transcription. For the former, the work remains very much done by a human transcriptionist who listens to a recording and writes up what’s heard on a computer, and this sort of software is usually a multimedia player with functionality like playback or changing speed. For the latter, automated transcription is achieved by a speech to text engine which converts audio or video files into electronic text.
Transcription is an effective way of storing and extracting important information from any audio or video file and saves you the hassle of listening to long audio files to know what actually happened, one glimpse at the transcribed file and that is it. Ever notice how convenient those subtitles are when you are watching a movie or a serial, special thanks to human transcriptionists (like us) who make it possible.
There are 3 types of transcription services;
Verbatim transcription seeks to accurately record all of the information conveyed by an audio file or a video. It includes;
- Background noises
- Unclear words
- Sounds of emotional states like laughing sobbing etc
Verbatim transcription is mainly used to provide a clear context. It is an ideal choice for commercials, court proceedings, police investigations, job applications, university research programs, market research, etc.
In this kind of transcription, you’ll only get the relevant parts of the audio file – usually just the words – in the text. The transcriptionist’s skill here is required to correctly choose which bits of the audio is the most relevant.
Edited transcription is helpful in speeches, seminars, interviews intended for publication, etc.
In this version, any indications of stuttering, the thought process, pauses or emotion are usually completely excluded. It requires an extra amount of precision from the transcriptionist, much like non-verbatim transcription. Intelligent transcription is often suitable for business communications, fields such as medicine, interviews, publication, etc.
Transcription services can really add value to your organization. Here are a few clients and businesses that need transcription services the most;
Be it depositions or court hearings, presentation of audio or video footage as evidence, or witness statements; most legal activities are transcribed quite often to make them more accessible to lawyers, juries, and judges.
Medical and Healthcare transcription
As the documentation of patient information is required in a patient’s file, the recording and transcription of all procedures, notes, and related material are crucial. Thus, transcription services are imperative in the field of medicine
The day to day life in business often involves situations where transcription can be useful for cataloging and storing and archiving accurate recordings of interviews, meetings, and urgent phone calls.
As part of your research, you can make the most of the data you collect by recording the accumulated material and getting it transcribed. This will ensure that you have an accurate and clean record of the exact responses from your participants.
Students, Lecturers, and Doctorates
The transcription of materials like class lectures, seminars, videos or other source materials for research papers, and interviews benefits students and academicians alike.
Freelance writers and editors use transcriptionists to help with their writing process.
Authors who are mostly busy and therefore, hard-pressed for time, also use transcriptionists to write books that may turn out to be best-sellers.
Audio and video podcasters transcriptions
Offering a transcription of your podcast gives a choice to those who prefer reading information instead of listening to it. It is also an alternative format for your audience to absorb your material, increasing its reach.
The Transcriptionist role
Atranscriptionist is a professional typist that listens to recorded speech and types what they hear. A professional will insert the required grammar, and intelligently paragraph where necessary within the transcript. Transcription requires tremendous discipline, an ability to actually “hear” what people are saying, and a good grasp of grammar and spelling.
There are a few factors that a transcriptionist have to consider regarding the transcription;
- The speed at which the members of the audio are talking
- the number of participants within the audio talking (cross talking)
- The clarity of the audio (background noise, interference)
- The speech clarity of the speakers (accents, mumbling)
- The transcriptionist has to have the ability to understand the language and accent
- Multitasking is a must as they must be able to listen, understand and type simultaneously.
- Fast and accurate typing skills are important.
- They have to have the ability to search for information specific to the industry they work in.
- Fantastic command over language – both formal, as well as colloquial, grammar, and punctuation is key.
- They must have the knowledge of how to format text into client-specific requests.
- Last but not the least a good working knowledge of computers and software programs they need to use to perform the function of transcription is the most important factor that a transcriptionist has to have.
As a part of the human transcriptionist’s role, unlike years ago where commas, full-stops and new paragraphs were dictated, in today’s advanced world, an experienced human transcriptionist will insert the acceptable grammar for you, as a matter of course during typing.
There are numerous speech recognition software in the market that claim to offer transcriptions in a matter of minutes but are they accurate? I don’t think that speech recognition software can replace human transcriptionists as they won’t be able to recognize every accent and will miss important information. Sure they may be able to offer you a fast turnaround time but our transcription experts guarantee high accuracy, that is something a software simply cannot do at this time. Feel free to reach out to see how we can provide the most professional transcription services at the most competitive pricing.
Finally coming to the point of this entire blog. (Flashback to when I said the elaboration would be “little”).
Transcription is arguably one of the easiest but best-paying jobs on the internet right now. You can easily make an income of over $100 per assignment. That is an income of $36,500 per year if you worked every day. Technology is revolutionizing everything we do. The industry of e-learning is estimated to be $330 billion by 2025. Research shows that using transcription services may save hours on writing. And while it helps many professions specialize in new areas to grow awareness and education and is increasingly required for sharing media and knowledge, the matter is that there are a lot of choices. Choosing a transcription service has never been harder. Which is why I’m here to make it easy for you (thank me later).
Servixer’s transcription team is highly professional and consists of skilled, trained and certified human transcriptionists. Our accuracy, confidentiality, affordability, and time management are our most valued priorities (not to toot our own horn but toot toot). As a United States registered company we are aware of how the businesses operate in the United States making us the best and most affordable choice out there. Our service quality is reviewed on a daily basis to ensure the best possible service. With 95% satisfied customers, we offer transcription services to anyone in need and if you honestly want the best service for your money, Servixer is the way to go. We have the best customer service and have the best practices for our every transcriptionist. Business meetings and professional recordings can contain sensitive data, so security is an important factor that should not be overlooked by a transcription company when providing services to its clients, we as a team make sure of that.
Servixer audio to text features
Whether you are an individual or a large scale company, we can cater to your needs. We are the most affordable transcription service provider out there with transcription services starting as low as $0.70 per audio minute and can provide you with the fastest turnaround time. For bulk orders, our Account Managers can design a special quote for you and assign a dedicated team too if you have a steady flow of work. Our team of more than 80+ human transcriptionists is capable of handling a good amount of workload and work according to individual client needs. What makes us stand out from the rest of the service providers? Our company tagline says it all “Quality is our priority”, our transcriptions are well experienced and there is very minimal chance of error as they are provided very extensive training and are monitored closely by our in house Quality Assurance Department. A transcriptionist transcribes a call to the best of his abilities, then the editor reviews the calls for any errors and finally, the Quality Assurance department assesses the call to provide the client with an absolutely error-free transcript. In our transcriptions, we provide unlimited reviews, which means a client can have an audio file reviewed numerous times until they are satisfied with the end product. Still, having a hard time making up your mind? We understand that is why we offer one free file that you can send us and get transcribed to see what we have to offer and we will send you a text file back in no time. And the best part is that there is no credit card required for the test file, some companies do require a credit card for any sort of sign up but we understand that a “free test ” has absolutely no need of a credit card so we would never ask for it only for a test file. Moreover, for clients that have a steady flow of work, we can also offer a 30-day risk-free trial. You can test our services for a month and if for any reason you are not satisfied with the services, you can claim a full refund. If you still have questions, feel free to reach out to us via your preferred method of contact and one of our account managers will get back to you within 12-24 hours.
Some of the other companies that offer transcription services are Trint, Scribie, Temi, Speechpad, and Transcriptdivas.
From what I have heard Scribie is also cost-effective (not more than us of course), you can view Scribie’s pricing on Scribie’s website but enough about Scribie, now let’s continue our journey further.
From what we have seen working in the transcription industry the business that needs this service the most are Car Dealerships because they get loads of calls in a day from customers whether inquiring about different sorts of vehicles, getting their vehicle serviced or inquiring about the status of a vehicle currently in service, parts inquiries or general inquiries regarding vehicle tags or car financing. We specialize in this area as we have been doing it for a while now, our human transcriptionists are well aware of different makes, models of cars and how dealerships operate on a day to day basis. From letting the businesses know of a potential customer, creating alerts for an appointment or letting the relevant manager know if a certain customer was mishandled. For bulk order quotes, please reach out to us via your preferred method of contact and we would be glad to assist you.
Working as a transcriptionist can be a fun and exciting career for those who have excellent attention to detail and a strong work ethic. Transcription can also be an ideal side hustle for someone who has extra time on their hands. With Servixer you would have the peace of mind of making your own hours and also make top dollar depending on the amount of work you do. For more queries, feel free to drop us an email on email@example.com or view current openings in our section.