How to Find the Best Transcription Services

How to Find the Best Transcription Services

Posted by Hand Court Reporting on Jul 17, 2017 12:34:16 PM

Regardless of what you need transcribed, it's always in your best interest to find a transcriptionist who is experienced and dependable.

When searching for a transcription service, keep these three things in mind: accuracy, turnover time, and price. You want an accurate transcription, by your deadline, at a price within your budget.

Here are several tips to help ensure you select the best transcription services:

Identify Your Needs

Is there a tight deadline that must be met? Where are the proceedings located? Are there any other special requirements? Prioritize your exact needs to guide your search for the best transcription services.

Understand The Company's Specialties

Creating medical transcriptions from the voice recordings of doctors and physicians is not exactly the same as transcribing the various legal proceedings taking place throughout a court case. Research as many transcription service providers as possible, noting their specialties. Remember: The optimal candidate will have plenty of experience in the specific field you require, as well as a reputation for producing flawless transcriptions. Don't settle for anything less than the best.


It's important to know exactly how much the required transcription services will cost, beforehand. Estimating potential figures, then researching various companies' prices, will enable you to budget your expenses and eliminates the prospect of surprise fees and charges. Compare this baseline price to others. Shop around. Doing so will help guarantee you're getting the best price within your budget.

Ensure The Network Is Secure

You'll likely be sending important information via email to your transcription company. Confidence in the security and confidentiality of these transmissions is imperative, especially when dealing with medical or legal data.


Inquiring about the history and experience of a prospective transcription services company is a great to way to grasp its level of skill and proficiency. The best transcriptionists will have a list of all the necessary certifications and training available for review prior to being hired.

Check Reviews & Testimonials

Client reviews and testimonials are two of your best resources when choosing transcription services. These provide you with honest assessments and insights, and can help identify strengths and weaknesses prior to making your decision.

Hand Court Reporting Provides Expert Transcription Services

Hand Court Reporting has been providing high-quality transcriptions to our clients for nearly 40 years. Reliable and experienced, our transcriptionists understand the importance of accuracy and hitting deadlines. Law firms, insurance carriers, private investigators and many other businesses consider our transcription services invaluable.

Here are a few reasons why:

  • Our turnaround time for transcription services is 7-10 days.
  • We deliver transcripts in hard copy or e-mail.
  • For more than 20 years, we have been securely archiving all of our transcripts onsite and at an offsite location.

Interested in transcription services for your business? Discover how Hand Court Reporting can help

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