What Should You Check When Hiring a Business Transcriptionist

Interviews, meetings, conferences and discussions and other interactions are an integral part of the corporate world. These could include video recordings, conference calls, single-speaker or multi-speaker seminars or other types of conversations. The information generated through these conversations becomes useful for business only if they are transcribed and documented. With the large volume of interactions taking place in current office environments, most firms rely on professional business transcription services. Outsourcing allows them to focus on their core business operations while ensuring well-formatted, accurate transcripts for crucial decision-making.

  • Industry Knowledge – The professionals who transcribe the recordings for a particular industry should understand what is going on in that industry to carry out the transcribing process effectively. For example, if you own an ERP software development company and hire a transcriptionist to transcribe files related to meetings and other activities in your office, the transcriptionist you hire should be familiar with technical jargon relating to ERP which would invariably figure in these proceedings. The transcriptionist team in a professional transcription company would study technical terminology relating to your work before transcribing your files.
  • Proficiency in Language and Accents – Linguistic skills are necessary for transcriptionists as their prime job is to convert what they hear into text format. The participants in business meetings, interviews, conferences and seminars may have different accents. A proficient transcriptionist is one who has the ability to recognize different accents and transcribe speech accurately.
  • Speed and Accuracy – Business projects have deadlines and the discussions relating to each phase of the project need to be transcribed before the next phase starts. The transcriptionist should have good typing speed and the ability to work in a fast-paced, dynamic environment. They should also be able to produce accurate transcripts.
  • Experience – An experienced transcriptionist would definitely deliver superior results compared to one who is less experienced. For example, if you need seminar transcription, consult a transcriptionist who is experienced in transcribing both single-speaker and multi-speaker seminars.

The best option is to approach a professional transcription company which can offer the services of skilled, experienced transcriptionists. In addition to delivering accurate and timely results, a reliable service provider would ensure the secure handling of the confidential proceedings relating to your business activities. The company would have several measures in place to maintain security of client data in the workplace as well as safe modes of file transfer over the Internet.

About Julie Clements

Julie Clements

Joined the MOS team in March of 2008. Julie Clements has background in the healthcare staffing arena; as well as 6 years as Director of Sales and Marketing at a 4 star resort. Julie was instrumental in the creation of the medical record review division (and new web site); and has especially grown this division along with data conversion of all kinds.