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Why Might You Need Our Professional Transcriptions Services Australia?

A transcriptionist turns an audio or video file into a written document. But unlike a typist who would typically transcribe office correspondence, a transcriptionist generally listens to conversations between multiple speakers and accurately records what was said. The trouble is, whilst interviews are essential for the purposes of academic research, they can be extremely time-consuming. If you interview several people, you will easily end up with a huge workload of audio files to transcribe. With the average person speaking at a rate of 160 words per minute, interviewing two people for an hour could result in 20,000 words to transcribe which may seem like a never ending task and why transcription services Australia are so frequently used.

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Most academics do not have time to sit and do dissertation transcription hours upon hours of research interviews. Not only does it take far too long, but it is also difficult to stay focused. Instead, it is far better to have your research interviews transcribed by a professional such as the one our transcription services Sydney can supply you with.

Depending on how you want the information presented, verbatim or edited for content, our professional transcription services NZ will ensure any unnecessary words and phrases are left in or taken out which will make your job easier when you analyse the information gained during the interview.

Our Professional Transcription Services Adelaide Can Help You Do It Yourself

While our transcription services Brisbane pride themselves with the highest quality level of work that can be produced, we also like to help others get stuck into completing the task themselves.

With this in mind, our experts here at our transcription services Wellington have produced some tips to help you:

  • Find a quiet work environment where you are able to focus your full attention on the audio. This is crucial for transcription so find a place away from noises and distractions. You need to be comfortable while working so it’s a good idea to have an ergonomic office chair and ample workspace to help you to remain focused on the job in hand.
  • Use of a high-quality headset is more important than how fast you can type. For clearer audio that lets you hone in on the speaker’s voice, it is better to invest in a noise-cancelling stereo headset.
  • Practice your speed typing to increase your transcription speed. Take a typing class or download a good program to learn proper touch typing techniques.
  • Use the autocorrect function within your word processor. Going back to correct any misspelling takes precious time away from your transcription task. However, don’t rely solely on this and remember to carefully edit your work when finished in case the tool changed one of your misspellings to the wrong word.
  • Find a good transcription program which lets you use a foot pedal or assign hot keys to easily control the audio for faster transcription.

How to Avoid Making Those Dissertation Transcription Errors

Making errors can not only be inconvenient and costly but it can even be embarrassing resulting in a poorly presented paper when handed into your peers. So, how can you avoid making errors or at least limit them as much as possible? Our transcription services Auckland have the answer:

  • Look up any words you’re not familiar with and use reliable resources and web sites when conducting any research. Check authority sites instead of lesser known sites when doing research as not every website provides accurate information.
  • Spell check but this won’t catch all mistakes and is not enough. You also have to proofread.
  • Proofread all transcripts thoroughly after they’ve been completed. This is the only way to pick up any typos or inconsistencies and find where something doesn’t make sense within the overall context.
  • Listen to the complete recording a second time while checking the transcript.
  • Be careful, use logic and think about the content of the recording.
  • Stay away from using voice recognition programs but if you really need to use one, listen to the complete recording and proofread the transcript. Voice recognition programs don’t understand the meaning of words like human transcribers do and are years away from understanding the right word with the right meaning when words sound the same.

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An ex-journalist based in London recalled an embarrassing incident in the mid-1980’s when he was given the challenge of interviewing two up and coming singers in one night for the student magazine at his university. However, after the interviews had taken place and audio transcriptions had been sent to his magazine editor for proofing, it emerged that the journalist had been asking the questions to one artist that were meant for the other and subsequently, neither of the interviews conducted made much sense. Needless to say, the individual in question lost their coveted position at the publication shortly afterwards

Our Professional Australian Transcription Services Easily Accessible Here and in New Zealand

To connect with more people over a much wider area within Australasia, we have increased our level of support to make it easier to use our services throughout all the major cities. Through using our professional transcription services Canada and Australia to help you, receiving our range of transcription help for lectures, thesis, dissertation, research and seminar audio files is now easier in places such as:

  • Sydney
  • Melbourne
  • Brisbane
  • Adelaide
  • Canberra
  • Auckland
  • Wellington

Wikihow tells us that using:

“A real keyboard with small legs (not a laptop) is an essential transcription tool. When you are typing at your computer for hours on end, you will need to take care of your wrists. Using a keyboard with a little height is the most ergonomic, most gentle on your wrists. Using proper positioning can improve your transcription speed”

Advantages of Using Our Transcription Services Melbourne

We understand that your transcription needs to be completed to the highest standard using a spelling system which accurately represents all the spoken-language information needed to further your research. By completely understanding your needs, we always aim to achieve and exceed all your expectations in the work we produce so you will come back to use our services time and again.  Not only do you receive our professional and specialized help, you will also benefit from:

  • 24/7 easy ordering and friendly customer support
  • Error free professional writing
  • Affordable prices with flexible discounts for returning customers and bulk ordering
  • Unlimited revisions with a fast turnaround delivered within your deadline guaranteed
  • Full confidentiality of all services
  • A full satisfaction money back guarantee

So for the best transcription services Australia who have the most qualified and experienced team of writers, get in touch now for help which you can trust and afford!