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Transcription Services



Process

  • Record audio or video files for transcription. See tips below for your recording situation.
  • Securely upload your recordings to Etranscript (facility provided).
  • Your recordings are transcribed as per agreed formats and the completed transcripts are sent to you. Read more about turnaround times.


Recording Tips for Dictation

Recording Tips for Interviews


  • Environmental noise – such as that of air-conditioners, fans, radios, TVs, passing vehicles and people traffic – can impact on how well your voice input is heard. Increase voice projection in noisy environments to compensate for potential interference.
  • Where possible switch off the TV, radio or any other sources of noise in your environment.
  • Place your cell phone some distance from the recording device to minimise or avoid interference.
  • Repeat phrases that you think may have been drowned out by a sudden noise.
  • Spell out the names of unfamiliar places.
  • Spell out people's names, especially those that use unusual spelling.
  • Spell out new or unfamiliar technical terms.
  • Set the recording device to record in an uncompressed file format such as ".wav" (Windows) or ".aiff" (Mac). In a quiet environment with acceptable acoustics, file formats such ".mp3" or ".wma" would also be appropriate.
  • Environmental noise – such as that of air-conditioners, fans, radios, TVs, passing vehicle and people traffic – can impact on how well voice input is heard and transcribed. Where possible, switch off devices and equipment that are a potential source of background noise that could impact on the quality of the recording.
  • Remind your interviewee to increase voice projection in noisy environments.
  • Place mobile phones as far as possible from the recording device to exclude or minimise interference.
  • In an extremely noisy environment such as a restaurant, it would be best to make use of a lapel microphone. Alternatively, place the recording device as close as possible to your interviewee.