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The meaning of Transcribing

The meaning of transcribing is "transferring something in a different form". This can be the conversion of a voice recording but also of a piece of music or hereditary code of DNA. Thus, the verb is used in three fields: linguistics, biology and music. Linguistically, the definition of transcribing is the conversion from speech to text. The result is a transcription.

For whom are transcription services?

Transcription services are widely used by researchers, journalists, media professionals, lawyers, doctors and students. All these professions are faced with interviews that they ultimately have to have on paper. Nowadays it is becoming increasingly common for interviewers to take a voice recorder to an interview and have it typed by a third party. Students also often use a service to help with their thesis interviews. This guarantees that all information and details of the interview are maintained.

Manually or Automatically transcribe interviews?

You can transcribe an interview in two ways. A transcriptionist is hired during the manual transcribing of interviews. This is a professional service provider in the field of transcription. This transcriptionist listens to the voice recording and types it out. This is the most accurate form of transcription.

In addition, programs exist today to transcribe interviews. They have developed technology to recognize words and then type them out. There is a lot of difference in the quality of transcription software. Not all programs are equally good at recognizing words. Some providers are also strong in a certain language but not at all skilled in another. Amberscript is originally a Dutch product. It is therefore very experienced with making Dutch transcriptions. English, along with 28 other languages, are also easily recognized by Amberscript. We offer up to 95% accuracy with a sound recording of good quality.

Three Forms of Transcribing

Making an audio transcription is possible in three ways:

What does an interview cost to Transcribe?

You can transcribe an interview from as little as $ 6 per hour if it is done automatically with Amberscript. This is less than $ 0.10 per minute. You can pay per hour or get a montly subscription which gives you a discount on the price of each hour transcribed.

We also offer manual transcription services. The elaboration of your interview is then done manually by our transcribers. This takes more time, so the price is a bit higher. You can have a perfectly transcribed interview from $ 1.00 per minute.

Have your interview transcribed free of charge. You can now try Amberscript for free for 30 minutes. That is enough for most interviews.

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Audio quality plays a major role in transcription

Never underestimate the effect the sound quality has on making a good transcription. During the interview, you can ensure that everything is clearly audible. Read this article with tips for recording interviews to ensure that your interview is written virtually flawlessly.

Transcription in a nutshell

Transcription is a crucial part of qualitative research. Make sure you choose the right transcription form for your project. As a guideline, we recommend to transcribe verbatim if the intonation of the speakers is important. Edited transcription focuses on the content of the saying and is easier to read.

If you prefer to outsource the transcription work, make sure that you work with the right agency and that you submit your assignment on time. Also, schedule time to review transcripts from the agency to correct specific terms and names.

If you want to transcribe yourself, make sure you use the right tools to make your life a lot easier. Use (automatic) transcription software, hardware and a structured process to complete your project on time and plan enough time so that you do not get stressed.

If you have any questions about transcription, please send us a message via the chat or to [email protected]

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