What Makes Our Transcribers So Good?

We know what it takes to transcribe audio well. Here are our top skills required to be a Grade A transcriber.

Accuracy

Misrepresenting the data you are transcribing could radically alter its meaning and make the transcription redundant. Our transcribers know that, in order to provide the client with valuable, usable information, the audio must be transcribed precisely and accurately.

Focus

To transcribe audio into written text requires enormous levels of concentration and attention. If you need to listen to the same piece of audio several times in order to capture each comment, the whole process is going to be a lot slower and more arduous than it ought to be.

Analytical Abilities

When performing edited transcripts, our transcribers analyse and interpret the commentary instantaneously. They capture the exact sense of the audio whilst omitting verbal errors and non verbal interaction such as coughing. Having an instinctive sense of what to include and what to disregard ensures the quality of the end transcription.

Keyboard Skills

Though this may seem insignificant, if your fingers can’t keep up with what your brain is processing, you are not going to be able to transcribe the audio before you forget what’s been said.

Specific Product Knowledge

Sometimes, the audio you need to transcribe will be full of jargon or specific industry-related vocabulary. Naturally, good transcribers will need to be aware of what specific language they are likely to encounter in order to guarantee accuracy.

Language Comprehension

Speech differs greatly from the written word and is more likely to be less formal. A thorough understanding of the language being transcribed ensures that any verbal nuances are expressed with skill and clarity.