Interview Transcription Services
While recordings need to be played and replayed, back and forth, to get the exact information you are looking for, transcripts make it easy to find the desired information. A transcript is also important for the purposes of identifying and highlighting key topics discussed in an interview.
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- Fast accurate interview transcriptions + choice of turnarounds by budget.
- Audio, video or custom transcripts + various interview transcript formats.
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Accurate Interview Transcripts
Accurate interview transcripts for research are critical for obtaining meaningful intelligence from data. To get your recording into a suitable transcript, you have two options to consider.
Transcribe It Yourself
The first option is to transcribe the recordings yourself. While this seems reasonable and saves money, is usually not viable if you require the information urgently, or are not very patient. Transcription requires a lot of time. It can take an entire day to transcribe interviews with 60 minutes of recording. For professional transcribers, with a typing speed of 100 words or more a minute, it still takes about 4 times more time to transcribe the actual length of the recording. For yourself, check this article on how fast transcribers need to be to complete their transcripts within certain times.
For most users, this amount of time is not doable, especially for many professionals. Time is of the essence in many cases. For example, a journalist in media needs their interviews transcribed for breaking news, a university academic or business researcher requires a correct analysis for a key finding or a lawyer or medical practitioner needs the perfect transcript for a pending decision or the outcome of a case.
Use A Reputable Transcription Service
The second option is to outsource recordings to a reliable transcription service. If this is your preference, then you must choose between using one of the more recent AI machine speech to text services or to a reliable human transcription service. Both services have their benefits and disadvantages when it comes to providing interview transcription services. Alternatively, hybrid models that engage both human transcribers and software to provide the transcript, like Nibity, are an option for those with specific transcript requirements.
In summary, it can be concluded that despite all advances with AI and machine transcription, a consistently high level of accuracy is still assured by using a reputable human transcription service.
Interview Transcription – Quick Transcription Tips
Whichever option you select to transcribe your interview recordings, ensure your interview transcript follows these rules:
#1 Ensure Accuracy
Your interview transcript should be a document that accurately represents each speaker’s words, conversational quality, and speech patterns. To achieve this, leave out things that slow the researcher down: filler words like “er,” “um,” “and then,” “you know,” and other redundant false starts and superfluous comments like “how interesting” or “really?” or “wow!” which the interviewer makes only to show that he is listening.
#2 Make It Easy To Understand
The interview transcript should be easy to read and understand, with the correct spelling of words, the correct spelling of place names, people’s names, and brand names. This will provide ready-to-be-used material for a project, for a thesis, for a book, for the next day’s newspapers.
#3 Be Thorough
Finally, an interview transcript should be complete and include all the words and transcribable sounds in their order of occurrence.
Interview transcription is a word-for-word written documentation of a recorded interview. All types of interviews pertaining to legal cases, businesses, research, celebrity news and many other subjects can be transcribed.