Dictaphone Transcription Services
AUDIO RECORDINGS TRANSCRIBED ACCURATELY
DICTAPHONE TRANSCRIPTION SERVICES?
Yes, they are still very much around! ‘Dictaphone’ is actually a trademark. It was the name of a company founded by Alexander Graham Bell himself. His products became so popular that the word ‘Dictaphone’ has come to apply to any portable device for recording sound for which dictaphone transcription services may be used. If you care about these things (and Way With Words always does), the correct form of the word ‘Dictaphone’ is a proper noun, always taking a capital letter. The original Dictaphones recorded sound with a vibrating stylus on wax cylinders.
The clunky old machines of yesteryear have now been replaced with sleek, handheld digital devices, weighing and costing mere fractions of the original. If you would prefer to use a Dictaphone for your recordings and have not yet purchased one, Way With Words recommends those produced by Olympus, Sony, and Yamaha.
However, a handheld recording device designed specifically for recording is now no longer your only option. A number of apps for iPhones and Android phones allow you to turn your smartphone into a Dictaphone with sound quality comparable to the more modestly-priced Dictaphones. There’s also the option of attaching a microphone to your laptops or tablets, which also renders high-quality audio. Please remember, however, that the sound quality, while often good, will not match that of a device designed specifically for sound recording (read our hints and tips for recording quality sound).
DICTAPHONE TRANSCRIPTION SERVICES NOW
Dictaphone transcription services are popular the world over. Dictaphones have been used everywhere from battlefields to boardrooms. They are used everywhere and every day to play an ever-larger role in our lives. For this reason Way With Words provides a high standard of audio transcribing services for these situations. We employ some of the best transcription contractors on the planet to ensure your transcript is absolutely accurate.
Don’t try this at home!
Anyone who records interviews or dictates using a Dictaphone knows the feeling. You’ve recorded your audio, now it’s time to type it out. It’s only an hour of audio, after all, so how long can it take? For a trained and experienced transcriber, one minute of audio takes four minutes to type. For someone who doesn’t transcribe it could take anywhere from six or more minutes to type one minute of audio. Subjects mumble, drop keywords and names that you’ve never heard before. In addition, there are the maddening vocal habits that make the average person want to scream. Consequently, a half-hour interview can take the layperson an entire day to transcribe.
TIME BETTER SPENT?
Spend your time better spent. We source our transcribers from a variety of backgrounds, with many of them being subject specialists. They use custom transcription software, superior sound equipment and must have excellent language skills. Our transcriber teams have experience with transcribing many different dictaphone recordings, no matter how difficult the accent or subject matter. They have been recruited, assessed and vetted by us to ensure many levels of compliance when it comes to transcribing your recordings.
Try our dictaphone transcription services to get your dictaphone recordings transcribed with accuracy and precision.