Fingertips Typing Services

Audio Dictation Services

Since 2004, Fingertips’ core service has been the provision of transcription from audio dictations. We have a team of fast, efficient, accurate and reliable typists ready to transcribe your audio dictation files. We work with everyone from individuals to the biggest household names and our reputation for efficiency and accuracy has built us a loyal client-base.

If you browse through our website, you’ll see that our team are experienced and equipped to handle the widest range of audio dictations – no subject too complex, no file too lengthy.

Every typist we work with is highly experienced and has gone through stringent testing so that we can provide our clients with the highest quality service. Everyone signs a confidentiality agreement so you can be confident that your information is safe with us. We fully adhere to the requirements of GDPR and are registered with the ICO.

We can supply a transcript of your audio dictation on your own template or on Fingertips’ standard templates – whatever suits you.

It’s easy to produce a dictation from audio file. Modern technology means that you don’t have to invest in pricey software or hardware to record and send your audio dictation to us. There are free apps available and most smartphones record good quality audio. We provide an easy online upload system so you send your files for us to type the dictation from your audio files.

Our audio dictation rates are highly competitive and we can work with you to achieve the turnaround you require – even if that’s the same day.

Whatever your audio transcription requirements, call us today for a no-obligation discussion.

Technical Specifications/FAQs

We are regularly asked for advice on what hardware or software is needed to produce quality recordings and what file types we accept. We hope the answers below allay your worries about the technical specifications of your audio dictation. For full information, visit our Technical Info page.

File types

Our typists use specialist software to transcribe your dictation from audio file. This software has the capacity to recognise and/or convert most sound-file types. We can accept most file formats including mp3, dss, mp4, WAV etc. We can also accept online recordings, or the old fashioned cassette tapes.

Our clients upload their audio files to our file sharing portal, or the files are emailed, depending on the client’s preference. WAV files are the largest so we recommend you compress these files to MP3 for faster transfer.

What equipment do I need for recording?

You can produce your dictation from audio file using a variety of recorders depending on your personal preference. Most audio dictations are produced using some form of digital recorder (e.g. a digital Dictaphone) but increasingly, clients are using software or apps on their phone or other device. Many of these can also be used to record phone conversations without the need for specialist equipment. It is not unusual for our clients to do dual recording of important meetings or conversations to ensure that a quality file is available, but this is, again, a matter of choice.