I am sometimes asked what I do and what transcription services are. The simple answer to this question is I convert the spoken word from audio recordings to text.
Say for example Bob has a digital audio recording of an interview he has carried out for research purposes and he needs a typed transcript of what was said in the interview.
Bob will send the digital audio recording to me via the internet and I will load the audio recording into my transcription software (I use Express Scribe).
I will then listen to the digital audio recording through headphones using a foot pedal to control playback and type what I hear into a Word document, thus producing a typed transcript of everything that was said in the interview.
I will then send the completed transcript of the interview back to Bob as an email attachment.
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