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  1. Understanding Transcription Types

  2. Voxtab is a leading provider of transcription, captioning and subtitling services, and the preferred partner for companies and institutions worldwide. Voxtab is a constituent brand of Crimson Interactive, which is one of the world’s foremost language solutions providers.

  3. Voxtab transcription blog was incepted with an aim to inform, share and discuss the latest trends & insights on the transcription industry. A regular visit to this blog will help you succeed in new international markets, and ensure you communicate better on a global scale.

  4. Understanding Transcription Types:Verbatim andSimple WORDS AREN’T ALWAYS ENOUGH Professional transcription serviceswork hard to capture precisely what you, as the client, need from the audio or video files they receive. For some, a comprehensive summary of the conversation or presentation is enough. For others, especially where the content is especially dense or complex, every word must be captured and accurately documented. For industry-specific work, such as legal cases, insurance claims, or even medical transcription, clients often need to capture everything that occurs. THE NEED FOREVIDENCE Where litigation is involved in court documents and insurance claims, decisions in favor of the plaintiff or the defendant can amount to millions of dollars. As such, verbatim transcriptioncan require the capture of every available sound or utterance – background noise, event noise (opening a briefcase, placing a cup on a table), coughs,sneezes,

  5. laughter, or any other aside documented in its entirety colloquialisms, repetition comments. Dialog also has tobe – accents, vernacular phrases, ofwords,pauses,stuttering, “Umm’s” and “Ahh’s” can all make a significant difference to the nuance and context of the language being recorded. The objective here is to take the reader to a place of near- immersion in the event without actually being there. EXPERIENCE MAKES ALL THEDIFFERENCE Working with an inexperienced transcriptionist in order to minimize costs can prove to be an expensive choice here. A freelancer,whowasbusytranscribingYouTubevideosbefore starting work on your project, will not needed with audio files to recognize accurately record it as an aside inthe have the experience ambient noise and transcript file.In the same vein, a transcriptionist who lacks relevant industry experience will not be able to recognize technical or industry jargon nor to understand the context in which it was being used during the conversation. In this situation the weight of the potential outcome should more than justify the expense of the most experienced and highest qualified transcription serviceavailable for theproject. YOU MAKE THECALL What you would like to receive from an audio file may end up being very different from what the transcription service is able to deliver. Even the most experienced and talented transcriptionist is limited by the quality of the audio file. If you are planning to ask for a verbatim transcription, make every effort to ensure that you will be delivering an audio file of the best possible quality to achieve thatoutcome. If the capture and documentation of every single sound exceeds your needs, an intelligent verbatim transcriptionor clean transcription may be better suited for your purpose. Here,the

  6. transcriptionist is asked to filter out the extraneous noise and dialog in order to deliver an accurate summary of the conversation that took place. The reader of the file is accommodated by ensuring that repeated words, pauses, and any other utterances are removed in order to make the dialog easier to follow without altering the meaning, context, tone or pace of the original conversation. This article was originally published at Voxab Transcription Blog by Voxtab Professional Transcription Services which provides academic english transcription services for researchers and students. For more information contact - request@voxtab.com