Recording Secrets Every Transcription Employer Must Know

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Have you ever recorded an audio or video recording and got frustrated because it didn’t match up to your expectations? Either because the volume was low, you had disturbing background noises or the participant voices were totally distorted? Well, this is a common occurrence but the good news is that it can be avoided.

As an experienced transcription specialist you can advice your clients to follow these recording secrets. Believe me, they will thank you for it and will even bring more business your way.

For businesses seeking transcription services you ought to put these into consideration. I bet you that you will be pleased with the outcome.

 

1.    Before anything else, ensure that you are in a quiet location for your recording. Avoid restaurants and coffee     shops, at all costs, as this interferes with the quality of the recording and so will the final transcript.

2.      Make sure that the recorder is placed at a central point where all voices are easily and clearly heard. It’s also a    good idea to have a “test” run where everybody says something and then play it back for audio quality and clarity before beginning the actual recording.   

3.      In a focus group setting, advice the participants to speak one at a time and avoid talking over each other. This will make it easier for the transcriptionist to capture everything said and by whom.

4.      Where there are multiple speakers ask the participants to introduce themselves with a sentence or two just for     familiarity purposes.

5.      Advice the speakers to avoid filler words like, you know, um, uh as this will affect the final transcript.

6.      Ensure that mobile phones and any other electronic devices are switched off; them ringing or their interference    might obscure speech.

7.      Spell unusual technical words that are not in day to day use within your profession.

I hope you find these tips helpful/useful. Thank you for stopping by. Talk again soon.

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Have you ever recorded an audio or video recording and got frustrated because it didn’t match up to your expectations? Either because the volume was low, you had disturbing background noises or the participant voices were totally distorted? Well, this is a common occurrence but the good news is that it can be avoided.
As an experienced transcription specialist you can advice your clients to follow these steps while recording. Believe me, they will thank you for it and will even bring more business your way.
For businesses seeking transcription services you ought to put these into consideration. I bet you that you will be pleased with the outcome.
1.      Before anything else, ensure that you are in a quiet location for your recording. Avoid restaurants and coffee shops, at all costs, as this interferes with the quality of the recording and so will the final transcript.
2.      Make sure that the recorder is placed at a central point where all voices are easily and clearly heard. It’s also a good idea to have a “test” run where everybody says something and then play it back for audio quality and clarity before beginning the actual recording.   
3.      In a focus group setting, advice the participants to speak one at a time and avoid talking over each other. This will make it easier for the transcriptionist to capture everything said and by whom.
4.      Where there are multiple speakers ask the participants to introduce themselves with a sentence or two just for familiarity purposes.
5.      Advice the speakers to avoid filler words like, you know, um, uh as this will affect the final transcript.
6.      Ensure that mobile phones and any other electronic devices are switched off; them ringing or their interference might obscure speech.
7.      Spell unusual technical words that are not in day to day use within your profession.  
I hope you find these tips helpful/useful. Thank you for stopping by. Talk again soon.

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Have you ever recorded an audio or video recording and got frustrated because it didn’t match up to your expectations? Either because the volume was low, you had disturbing background noises or the participant voices were totally distorted? Well, this is a common occurrence but the good news is that it can be avoided.
As an experienced transcription specialist you can advice your clients to follow these steps while recording. Believe me, they will thank you for it and will even bring more business your way.
For businesses seeking transcription services you ought to put these into consideration. I bet you that you will be pleased with the outcome.
1.      Before anything else, ensure that you are in a quiet location for your recording. Avoid restaurants and coffee shops, at all costs, as this interferes with the quality of the recording and so will the final transcript.
2.      Make sure that the recorder is placed at a central point where all voices are easily and clearly heard. It’s also a good idea to have a “test” run where everybody says something and then play it back for audio quality and clarity before beginning the actual recording.   
3.      In a focus group setting, advice the participants to speak one at a time and avoid talking over each other. This will make it easier for the transcriptionist to capture everything said and by whom.
4.      Where there are multiple speakers ask the participants to introduce themselves with a sentence or two just for familiarity purposes.
5.      Advice the speakers to avoid filler words like, you know, um, uh as this will affect the final transcript.
6.      Ensure that mobile phones and any other electronic devices are switched off; them ringing or their interference might obscure speech.
7.      Spell unusual technical words that are not in day to day use within your profession.  
I hope you find these tips helpful/useful. Thank you for stopping by. Talk again soon.

– See more at: http://www.earnsmartonlineclass.com/2013/07/recording-seccrets-every-transcription.html#sthash.CeC34lPR.dpuf

Have you ever recorded an audio or video recording and got frustrated because it didn’t match up to your expectations? Either because the volume was low, you had disturbing background noises or the participant voices were totally distorted? Well, this is a common occurrence but the good news is that it can be avoided.
As an experienced transcription specialist you can advice your clients to follow these steps while recording. Believe me, they will thank you for it and will even bring more business your way.
For businesses seeking transcription services you ought to put these into consideration. I bet you that you will be pleased with the outcome.
1.      Before anything else, ensure that you are in a quiet location for your recording. Avoid restaurants and coffee shops, at all costs, as this interferes with the quality of the recording and so will the final transcript.
2.      Make sure that the recorder is placed at a central point where all voices are easily and clearly heard. It’s also a good idea to have a “test” run where everybody says something and then play it back for audio quality and clarity before beginning the actual recording.   
3.      In a focus group setting, advice the participants to speak one at a time and avoid talking over each other. This will make it easier for the transcriptionist to capture everything said and by whom.
4.      Where there are multiple speakers ask the participants to introduce themselves with a sentence or two just for familiarity purposes.
5.      Advice the speakers to avoid filler words like, you know, um, uh as this will affect the final transcript.
6.      Ensure that mobile phones and any other electronic devices are switched off; them ringing or their interference might obscure speech.
7.      Spell unusual technical words that are not in day to day use within your profession.  
I hope you find these tips helpful/useful. Thank you for stopping by. Talk again soon.

2 thoughts on “Recording Secrets Every Transcription Employer Must Know

  1. Anson Haag

    Very nice blog, i got more information about Interview Transcription for this blog. But mostly depend your proper speak language. This service is not catch verbatim words like ah, oh, eh ,oho properly.

  2. Virginia Nakitari

    Hello Anson. Thank you very much. I greatly appreciate it. I will check it out. Hope to connect with you again.

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