This week I have been doing some reading up on Phonetics. It was a subject that I knew very little about (in regards to the alphabet) and it got me wondering whether there is still a need for a phonetic alphabet and indeed phonetic transcription.Read More
One of the hardest things for a transcriber is deciphering different accents and dialects. As the world becomes more multi-cultural and the lines between countries and regions blurred, understanding new people can be hard and sometimes confusing.
Accents vary greatly. According to Expedia there are
There are many different types of interviews conducted every day; job and university, celebrity and sports personalities, police and legal interviews. Although each of these has different requirements for what the information gathered is going to be used for, each is using same underlying techniqueRead More
The podcast has revolutionised the way we communicate content to the public, it has been perfect for; Schools, colleges, universities, businesses, the travel industry, not to mention more common forms of media such as: radio programmes, magazines, political broadcasts, religious organisations, TV commentary and newspapers.
Has anyone asked you, how fast do you type?
But, how do you calculate your words per minute?
The Basics of Words per Minute
Words per Minute, commonly abbreviated to WPM is used as a measurement of typing speed or reading speed. Typically each word
The opening ceremony of the Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro is only a few days away. This is the first Olympic Games ever to be held in South America.
This years games has not been without its controversy, with political, economic and health crises
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All transcription services are the same…
Wrong… there are significant differences between different types of transcription services available, this blog explores these differences.
This is where the transcriber can omit parts of the audio file as long as the meaning of the recording
Who will win in the battle of transcription?
There’s a lot of voice recognition and transcription software in the market, which claims to be the perfect transcription solution out there, but is automated software better than a human?
Find out in our post below:
Definition of confidentialityRead More
An emotive subject, disclosure has two aspects to it, both of which can affect you as an employer.
The dictionary definition of disclosure is:
The two aspects of disclosure for an employer are:
Disclosure when recruiting
Disclosure made by an employee
Disclosure and Recruitment
As an employer, dependent on the nature of the role you are recruiting for, you may need to request a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) checkRead More
This weekend sees the May Bank Holiday in the UK, a three day weekend, where historically banks and businesses would close.
It’s a running joke in the UK that, on the day that we have a day off work due to the bank holiday, it rains. The forecast, for the South East, at least, on Monday 2nd May, says cloudy, but not necessarily any rain.
The May Day holiday is the fourth of eight bank holidays in the UK.
British bank holidays are public holidaysRead More
Transcribed by Liz Walter
I was really looking forward to listening to Benedict’s interview, as I’d always enjoyed, like many others the quirky Asperger’s type Sherlock Holmes character that he’d played – and I wasn’t disappointed. Transcription with Benedict Cumberbatch
During the interview I became aware howRead More