3 Reasons Why Quality Is The Most Important Factor When Choosing a Transcription Service
There are many factors you need to consider before choosing a transcription company that is right for you.
Considerations such as price, time, and quality may come to mind when weighing your options. While all these things are important, we believe quality is perhaps the most valuable factor. At Pacific Transcription we pride ourselves on producing high-quality transcripts. Keep reading to find out why think quality is so important!
1. Editing a transcript takes time
Your time is valuable. Outsourcing transcription is often done to save time and resources. Naturally, professional typists can produce a transcript in the fraction of the time it would take the average person. The general public types about 40 words per minute compared to a professional typist who types about 65-75 words per minute. The same goes for editing a transcript. The more mistakes or misheard words, the more grammatical errors – the more time it will take you to fix. This is why we ensure every transcript is not only typed by expert typists, but also carefully edited by our quality assurance team so that our clients can save their time and resources for more important things.
2. Accuracy is crucial to meaning
Of course, if someone is spending the money to turn audio into a transcript, the content is very important, and therefore needs to be transcribed accurately. One mistake and the whole meaning of a sentence can change. This is relevant across all fields, from research to medical to legal transcripts. If one word is misheard it may compromise the meaning of a sentence, and for a lot of researchers deriving meaning from interviews is the purpose of transcripts. Accurately typing medical terms or medicines in doctors’ letters could make a crucial difference for patients. When it comes to legal documents, misquoting an interviewee may be detrimental. This is why it is important for typists to be specialised in certain fields and therefore familiar with vernacular.
3. Simple errors can cause big problems
Transcripts are requisitioned for a variety of reasons and are often shared with clients, colleagues, shareholders, or even the public. A transcript that contains grammatical errors or spelling mistakes looks unprofessional and typos may misrepresent the information in the transcript. For example in a financial report, mistyping a dollar value ($30,000 vs $300,000) could have significant implications. A quality transcript ensures the information is presented in a professional and credible manner.
To save yourself time, ensure accuracy and prevent problems make sure to consider quality when choosing your transcription service!
If you have any questions about Pacific Transcription please don’t hesitate to contact us on 0800 004 609 or send us a message here.