Why Using Human Transcription Is Best

The number of different types of talks, such as interviews, meetings, and podcasts, that an organisation might need transcribed is practically endless. When it comes time to have something transcribed, you have the option of going with either human or automated transcription agencies UK. Both of these alternatives are available. Both human and machine transcription have their merits, yet many people think that human transcription better meets their requirements. Why, then, is human transcribing typically favoured when there are so many automated processes available today? The following are a few of the most compelling arguments in favour of using human transcription for all future projects:


More Accurate

When it comes to having something transcribed, accuracy is, without a doubt, the primary concern for the vast majority of individuals. When it comes to essential transcripts, there simply cannot be any errors that could put the material at risk. While automatic transcription is dependable, it is not perfect, and computers make mistakes. Humans can provide high quality transcriptions of audio and video files that automation can’t. Every transcript is checked by a human proofreader to make sure there are no mistakes and that the transcripts are correct.


The presence of ambient noise is rarely a problem.

Background noise might be difficult, if not impossible, to eliminate completely, even in the most ideal conditions for recording. The use of human transcription teams can assist in overcoming distracting noises in recordings. Although clean recordings are still necessary for the best results to be produced by human transcribers, the transcriber will not be thrown off by background noises such as a car alarm going off outside. Do not be concerned if the elimination of background noise proves to be difficult. Small hiccups are common in many industries, and they won’t affect how well our human transcription is done.


Verbatim Transcriptions

There are several circumstances that require verbatim transcription, which simply means that the discussion must be transcribed word for word. Even items like filler words, grammatical faults, and other slip-ups by speakers that can be edited out of certain transcriptions are included in a verbatim transcription. This is because verbatim transcription keeps nothing out. Human transcription is indeed the appropriate option to utilise whenever verbatim transcripts are required. When verbatim transcription is required, human transcribers will not overlook any information, so businesses could feel confident that everything will be covered in its entirety without exception.


Transcriptions of medical records

Doctors, nurses, as well as nurse practitioners utilise voice recorders for taking notes to make their lives easier. However, because audio files cannot be used in a patient’s medical record, they must be converted into text in some way. This is where medical transcription services come in handy.


Accents and dialects Can Be Deciphered by Humans.

The fact that there are so many different accents or dialects in use around the world shouldn’t have any bearing on the accuracy of a transcript. On the other hand, it’s possible that automatic transcriptions will have trouble with this. As human beings, we are accustomed to a wide variety of accents and dialects, and despite these variations, we are still capable of understanding what a speaker is trying to convey. As a result of the fact that machines are unable to comprehend regional variations in speech in the same way that people can, automated transcriptions run the danger of containing errors. Because of this, there is a possibility that automatic transcripts will contain incorrect information in the event of problems with voices or accents. If you are worried about this, you can easily avoid it by going with human transcription services instead.


Employ Skilled Transcriptionists for Your Own Project If You Need Something Typed Up

If you require reliable human transcription services, you should look for a transcription firm that employs a large number of experienced transcribers on its staff. Even with a lightning-fast typist, the time it takes to transcribe an audio file is three to four times as long as the original. This means that you might expect to spend anything from three to four hours transcribing one hour of audio.


Turnaround times for most transcription projections, based on transcription research:

  • Economy turnaround (5 days)
  • Standard turnaround (3/4 days)
  • Express turnaround (24/48 hours)


Transcribers are dedicated to producing accurate results for each assignment and provide a variety of transcription formats to select from. We are also aware that although the use of human transcribers has many benefits, there are many circumstances in which the use of automated transcriptions is the most appropriate option.

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Thanks TypeOut, the transcripts are perfect. We will definitely be looking to use the service again.

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