If you look down from your computer screen, you will probably see that humble workhorse of every computer user, your keyboard.
Well, it’s nearly the end of the year again, and what a year it has been. We have transcribed a variety of material including interviews with Daniel Radcliffe, Jessica Ennis and Michael Barrymore to name but a few.
I just read an interesting article about the expectations people have about transcription and the reality. Until you are a transcriber yourself will you only realise the skill that is required in transcribing difficult audio.
PACE Transcription stands for Police and Criminal Evidence. The police and councils record confidential and important interviews onto standard cassette tapes – yes they still use standard C90 cassette tapes!
Why do people record their interviews in noisy places?
That’s the question many transcribers ask when their pedals are in overdrive as they rewind, play, rewind, play over and over again to make sense of the words lost in the background noise. Noise that is quite often oblivious to the interviewer.
You are a one-man/woman business. Your business is talking to people, extracting information and then designing your services around their requirements.
It’s not just hitting keys.
Although it may seem to outsiders, that transcription is merely the keystrokes required in order to put on paper what is being said, the transcriber hears it as so much more.
Fingertips transcribe interviews for journalists on a regular basis. Our journalists are editors for various newspapers and magazines such as The Daily Telegraph, The Daily dr whoMail, Radio Times, The Guardian, Readers Digest, Culture Magazine, GQ, Ellie Magazine and many more.
ummarised Transcription is a form of editing. It helps to bring out the key message whilst reducing the more general dialogue, allowing the reader to gain more value in a shorter time.
I transcribe each week about the QAA, and with two children at University, it is a constant source of information for me.
Sometimes as part of our transcription services we are asked to transcribe police interviews and they are often fascinating insights into police interrogation methods.
Hi – I’d like to like to tell you about a particularly interesting file that I got recently from Fingertips. It was an interview with Calum Best, George Best’s son and a famous model who is now making a film about his Dad.