Legal Transcription Services

What Are Services for Transcription?

Transcription services convert spoken words into text. This is most commonly accomplished by using pre-recorded sound files. However, video-to-text services are common. Transcripts are either handwritten or generated by automatic speech recognition (ASR) software. If you’re looking into transcription services for the first time, the number of options, prices, and transcript selections can be overwhelming. However, things aren’t as complex as they appear.

The truth is that, while there are many providers such as transcription services surrey, the majority simply offer a different brand of the same package of services. What follows is a rundown of the steps required to obtain your transcript. Who utilises transcribing services and why?


Who and Why Use Transcription Services?

You require transcription assistance! However, the best transcription service to use will depend on your individual needs. A dictated text transcript is different from a medical or legal transcript. Market research organisations need specific considerations to comprehend the complicated interactions in focus groups.


Three key reasons to use transcribing services:

Save time by:

Listening to a recording takes far longer than reading an equivalent volume of text. Even when using software to speed up a recording, skimming a document provides a higher level of comprehension than listening to dialogue on fast forward. It is also more convenient to take notes.


Even more time can be saved.

Sometimes a transcript is required for record keeping, writing an interview, or simply keeping your managers informed. In that case, having someone transcribe the recording will help you save a significant amount of time over doing it yourself. Even with specialised software, it takes a professional transcriptionist about an hour to transcribe fifteen minutes of audio.


Obtain the Required Transcript

We’ll come back to this, but human transcription organisations can provide a variety of transcripts. Making these is a little more difficult than simply typing everything you hear. Access to skilled transcriptionists who can deliver a transcript to your precise specifications is a compelling option that drives many people to use transcription services.


Which Road? Human Transcription vs. Automated Speech Recognition (ASR)

Almost every industry in the modern economy is being disrupted by technology. Transcription services are no different. As a result, within the ‘category’ of transcription services, there are essentially two parallel but very different options — human transcription services as well as automatic speech recognition (ASR) software.

You’ve probably heard of ASR; it’s what powers technological tools like Siri, Alexa, and Google Assistant. The same pattern recognition software can be used to generate a text transcript from audio recordings.

The obvious advantage of ASR is that it provides a much lower-cost service. Some software that turns speech into text is even free. However, the quality is nowhere near as good. Again, you are most likely familiar with this situation. Consider every misunderstanding you’ve ever had while talking to your smartphone multiplied by an hour, with no possibility to repeat yourself. Even under ideal conditions, ASR programmes struggle to achieve 80% accuracy rates. This accuracy rate can plummet to the single digits if there is a lot of noise, multiple speakers, accents, or poor sound quality. ASR requires a high-quality recording.

What our clients say about us

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


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

TM Group

Just wanted to say that the service has been spot on. Quick turn around, accurate transcriptions and a reasonable price. Thank you very much to you and the team.


Typeout are very efficient, always accurate, deliver when they say they will and are great people to work with. We only use Typeout these days.


I could not have been happier with the transcription service I received
from TypeOut. The turnaround was quick and of good quality (despite the
sector specific language and acronyms used in the audio files). Would use
TypeOut again to help with the burden of transcribing long qualitative
Researcher, North East


Thank you for the accurate and timely transcription of interview tapes and CD’s over the past few years.
Benefit fraud team


Thank you very much for everything, it has been a very quick and efficient service.
Research Department


Very happy with the work. I shall definitely be back and recommend your services to my colleagues


Some of our current clients