There are many things that affect the time and efforts needed in transcriptions. Right from a good quality sound recording system to playback software and a peaceful working environment, efficient transcriptions are a collaboration of all these and more. Here are four things that make an accurate and efficient transcription:
- Work in a noise-free environment: Probably the first thing you need to consider is your working environment. Transcription requires high concentration and too much of noise can be annoying. Therefore, make sure you have a quiet work space with minimum noise.
- Use good quality equipment: Make sure you are investing in the right equipment- earphones, foot pedals and computer. Good quality headphones will help you transcribe fast and efficiently. While stereo headphones comes handy when transcribing an audio that uses multiple channels, foot pedals keep your hands free when rewinding and playing an audio.
- Proofread simultaneously: Don’t wait to finish transcribing the whole thing for proofreading the document. Proofread your work as you transcript to not only save time but also assure high quality in the transcription.
- Use ready-made templates: If you are transcribing highly technical documents- especially for the legal and medical fields, keep readymade templates available in hand. As such you do not have to waste time on creating templates for each document.
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