To transcribe the audio yourself or get someone else to?
That is the question.
Transcribe – moi?
Picture the scene: it’s Friday, you’ve spent the whole week working hard, and finally the weekend has come. Hurrah! Time to put down the briefcase, put up your feet, and relax. But wait, you can’t rest just yet, because you’ve got to transcribe the audio file from that hour-long meeting you had earlier today. That’s right, the meeting you had with seven other people who were repeatedly talking over and interrupting each other. Sounds like a nightmare, doesn’t it?
Luckily, we know a few people who can help you out. Now, you might be saying to yourself, ‘I don’t need any help, I can transcribe this in no time at all.’ Well, let me level with you, my friend. Here at Take Note, we do so much more than just transcribe. In fact, if this were a Disney movie, this would be about the time the music would blare into life, because we’re not talking the bare necessities here.
Accuracy is undoubtedly the most important part of transcription, but sometimes it can be a struggle to understand what’s being said. In these cases, our transcribers are always one jump ahead, thanks to their extensive transcribing experience. It’s remarkable how, over time, you can train your ears to transcribe anything, even scientific or legal terminology.
Time Efficient Transcribing
They are the Genie to our Aladdin, all-powerful and intelligent beyond belief. (They’re not blue, though, just in case you were wondering). I said at the beginning that, at Take Note, we do so much more than just transcribe, and it’s true. You see, you might be able to transcribe your file by yourself, but how long will it take you? It takes our transcribers approximately three to four hours to transcribe an hour-long recording, and they can type at speeds of up to 130 words per minute. That’s nearly 90 words faster than the average human being! You know how I told you our proofreaders were like the Genie? Well, our transcribers are kind of like Cinderella’s Fairy Godmother: they’re magic, and when you wish upon the Take Note star, they ensure that your dream always comes true.