What Are Transcription Services?

What Are Transcription Services?

Posted by Hand Court Reporting on Jun 30, 2017 10:41:15 AM

Whether at meetings, in speeches, or on business calls, many important issues and topics are discussed within professional settings—especially during legal proceedings.

It's often difficult to take notes while trying to stay attentive, let alone actively participate, so much of that critical dialogue can go in one ear and out the other. Sure, you can record these interactions with your coworkers and clients, but who has time to play it all back and turn those conversations into written text?

You don't want to waste your employees' valuable time transcribing, either, nor hire an in-house transcriptionist for just a few documents.

That's where transcription services can help.

A transcription service converts live or recorded speech into a written or electronic text document so you don't have to. Thanks to today's technology, a transcriptionist can do this quickly and accurately, whether from an audio or video file sent along through email, or by attending the events in person.

Pricing for transcription services varies, depending on the company or individual. Clients can be charged per line, per word, per minute, per hour, or per page, and this can change from industry to industry.

Why Does My Business Need Transcription Services?

From doctors and attorneys to business executives and even podcasters, a wide range of professionals across a diverse spectrum of fields can benefit from transcription services.

Accurate records of conferences, interviews, business calls, videos, webinars, presentations, and more, become invaluable resources for future consultation and reference, and also provide insights that would otherwise likely be forgotten. A reputable transcription service company will ensure experience, expertise and accuracy in creating these important documents.

The Benefits of Outsourcing Your Transcription Services

Whether a one-time job or an ongoing project, such as a court case, transcription services can expeditiously chronicle all the significant events and various stages along the way. Outsourcing your audio files to a well-regarded transcription service company, or hiring a quality transcriptionist to transcribe legal proceedings, will also save you time and money.

Some of the many benefits of doing so include:

  • Savings on costs associated with full-time, in-house transcriptionists
  • Better allocation of your employees' time to more important tasks rather than transcribing
  • Access to experienced transcriptionists
  • Flexibility to meet your deadlines
  • Quick turnaround times
  • Accuracy

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

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