What Is Transcription?

What is transcription?

Transcription is sometimes known by other names, such as audio typing, transcribing, stenography and a few others.

Well, transcription is the act of turning the spoken language into text.

A transcription service or freelance transcriber will either take a recorded audio session and convert it into text or they’ll sometimes, in a live note taking situation, be present and transcribe it on-the-go first hand.

A transcriber will typically be required to have an excellent grasp of the English language (spelling and grammar) as well as the ability to type extraordinarily quickly.  The minimum speed for a transcriber is typically 80-90WPM.

What is Transcription

This thing is gonna need oiling.

Transcriptions can usually take place in multiple formats, the two most popular being Intelligent Verbatim and Full Verbatim.

What Is Transcription’s Uses?

There are plenty of benefits to using a transcription service and some of their uses include:

  • Market Research
    • Focus Groups
    • Interviews
    • After-care calls
    • Meetings
  • Medical
    • Interviews
    • Meetings
  • Legal
    • Court Proceedings
    • Interviews
  • Education
    • Seminars
    • Lectures
    • Group Work
  • Business
    • Meetings
    • Pitches
    • Performance Reviews
    • Interviews
    • Disciplinary Meetings

Of course, this list is not exhaustive.  There are hundreds of uses for transcription in your day-to-day activities.

What is Transcription

I knew we should have bought a new chair for John instead of this new ceiling camera.

How Much Does It Cost?

Transcription is an affordable service for everybody.  Whether you’re an individual or a business, you can find a transcription service to suit you and your needs.

Our very own Standish Typing Service is among the most affordable options, with prices starting from 6 AED per minute of audio.

How Long Does it Take?

That depends, really.  A good Transcription Service will usually offer you a range of turnaround time options ranging from 12-hours to 10 days, sometimes as long as 2 weeks.  But when are you ever going to need something done two weeks from now?

Although, bear in mind, these times are maximum timeframes.  An experienced Transcriber will get your audio back to you well within the timeframe.

Should I Be Using Transcriptions?


It doesn’t matter what industry you’re working in or what you’re doing, a document containing all of the audio you’ve ever recorded will absolutely benefit you.

100% guaranteed.

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