Transcription? What’s that, then?

I’ve been doing a lot of networking recently, and lots of people don’t know that transcription is a service available and how it can help.

The definition of transcription is: ‘a written or printed version of something’

Well, that’s not particularly helpful.

It’s anything you can record, and I mean ANYTHING. From two minute to do lists over breakfast, to your thoughts on a meeting in the car on the way back to the office, letters, statements, memos, reports… podcasts, radio programmes, interviews. The list is pretty much endless.

But it’s what transcription can GIVE YOU that is the most important.

It gives you time.

It means that you don’t have to sit at your desk and type that report/letter/statement/whatever, you can dictate it when you’re on the (ahem) cross trainer. It means that you can be present and involved in that important meeting that you’ve been asked to take notes on, because you can record your thoughts on the way home.

Transcription gives you the security to KNOW that you won’t forget to do something, because you’ve dictated ‘Add to my to do list – Email John in marketing for update on report’. Because you’ve dictated ‘Email Janet at the Suppliers. Dear Janet, Thank you for your email, I’d really like to order 100 neon dog tags. Invoice me!’

As that saying goes (that didn’t really make sense to me until recently), you don’t know what you don’t know.

And it’s super easy to do. The most common issue that people tell me that they have with dictating is the fact that their voice sounds horrible on recording. Well, we all sound awful on recordings, and your transcriber will not care.

If you think that dictating would be helpful to you, have a chat with us, we’ll talk you through it. And we promise not to comment on how your voice sounds on recording.

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