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Transcription Services

Why use a transcription service?

 

Transcribing from a sound recording is a specialist task. If you have ever attempted to ‘do it yourself’ you may well have discovered that without the experience, skills and equipment required it can take many, many hours. Whether the transcription is for business or personal use, this will most likely take up far more time than you can afford to lose.

Outsourcing your transcription requirements is the answer. It is cost efficient, leaves time for you to focus on your core business and guarantees high quality results.

 
 

what may need to be transcribed?

 
  • Interviews
  • Speeches
  • Tribunals
  • Research discussions
  • Focus groups
  • Conferences
  • Surveys
  • Training sessions
  • Broadcasts

. . . or indeed any conversation or speech which may need to be referred to again in the future, or which may require documented preservation for legal, historical, study, evidential or personal reasons.

 
 
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levels of verbatim

 

We offer three levels of verbatim; Strict, Intelligent and Revised. By default our transcripts are produced to Intelligent Verbatim, but please choose whichever level is required when requesting a quote.

 
 

Transcribed exactly as spoken. All stutters, false starts, erms and ers are shown.

Interviewer:    Before we start, can you just confirm that you’re happy for me to record this conversation?

Respondent:   Er yeah, that’s fine.

Interviewer:    Great, thanks. So, you’re erm looking to, to have the whole day transcr-

Respondent:   The, yes the whole day, yeah.

Interviewer:    All of it, all of the sessions will be recorded, is that right?

Respondent:   Yeah, the conference is –  the day starts at – the first session, the welcome session, starts at 9.30. It’ll just be a, a quick welcome talk from, from Marion, and then the first speaker comes on and he, John, will probably talk for about, about 40 minutes. Then there’s a question and answer session with the audience which, which erm, which I think would be good to cap- capture the questions if er, if we can.

Interviewer:   Do you-?

Respondent:  I think – sorry?

Interviewer:   Will erm, will the question – the people asking the questions, will they er need to, to be named, we call it ‘tracked’, in the er, in the transcript? Or else we can just use male and female to identify them, which is often enough for er, for clients.

Respondent:  Oh no, we don’t need the names. Male and female is fine.

Minor edits to grammar and phrasing, to enhance readability. Most false starts, stutters and repetitions are removed.

Interviewer:    Before we start, can you just confirm that you’re happy for me to record this conversation?

Respondent:   Yes, that’s fine.

Interviewer:    Great, thanks. Are you looking to have the whole day transcribed?

Respondent:   The whole day, yes.

Interviewer:    All of the sessions will be recorded, is that right?

Respondent:   Yes. The welcome session starts at 9.30. It will just be a quick welcome talk from Marion. Then the first speaker comes on and he, John, will probably talk for about 40 minutes. Then there is a question and answer session with the audience and I think it would be good to capture the questions if we can.

Interviewer:    Will the people asking the questions need to be named, we call it ‘tracked’, in the transcript? Or else we can just use male or female to identify them, which is often enough for clients.

Respondent:    Oh no, we don’t need the names. Male or female is fine.

Heavy edits to the transcript, giving a summarised version of what is said.

Interviewer:    Are you happy for me to record this conversation?

Respondent:   Yes.

Interviewer:    Great. Are you looking to have the whole day transcribed?

Respondent:   Yes.

Interviewer:    Will all of the sessions be recorded?

Respondent:   Yes. The welcome session starts at 9.30 and will be a quick welcome talk from Marion. Then the first speaker, John, will come on and he will talk for about 40 minutes. Then there is a question and answer session with the audience where it would be good to capture the questions.

Interviewer:    Will the people asking the questions need to be tracked in the transcript, or should we just use male or female to identify them?

Respondent:   Male or female is fine.

 

Templates

 

Transcriptions can be produced on one of our own templates. We offer a Standard or a Numbered option. Should there be any specific formatting requirements, we can either adapt one of our templates or use one that the client provides.

 

Confidentiality

 

Confidentiality is guaranteed. Our transcribers have all signed a Confidentiality Agreement between themselves and Armstrong Transcriptions. Similarly we will sign agreements between ourselves and our clients when required to do so.

Armstrong Transcriptions is fully compliant with the DATA PROTECTIONS ACT 1998

(Armstrong Enterprises Limited Registration reference: ZA146376)

 
 
 
 
 
 

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