All Questions Asked on Transcription Discussion Board

totsie

what is the rule about slang words in clear verbatim

Posted by totsie in Transcription

Comment:

If timestamps are requested at every speaker change then you would put them on the left side of the page between each speaker label.
minthero

After each change of speaker when to put the time mark exactly?

Posted by minthero in Transcription

Hello, I was wondering whether you put the time stamp right before the other person starts to speak or right after the person before who spoke before the change? Thank your for reading this Marcel

Comment:

If timestamps are requested at every speaker change then you would put them on the left side of the page between each speaker label.
HCarter

How do you work out how much to charge?

Posted by HCarter in Transcription

I understand that you charge per audio minute/hour. My question is, what if you're transcribing a conference and you obviously have 'silent' moments between speakers. Do you charge only from the moment the speaker starts or for the who...

Comment:

The best way is to figure how much you want to make per hour of your time, then take into consideration how much time it takes you to complete the job. Taking those into consideration should help you come up with how much you should charge per project.
KWilliams

Has anyone heard of webinar transcription?

Posted by KWilliams in Transcription

I'm relatively new to this field and I was doing research in different areas that transcription could be used. I came across an article on something called webinar transcription for SEO and it sounds interesting to me. Does this field hav...

Comment:

Yes, this is becoming more popular.
Jishareji96

Universal authenticity of the guidelines

Posted by Jishareji96 in Transcription

Does the transcription course studied from transcription certificate insitute covers all the guidelines necessary for transcribing which could recruit a graduate to both online and offline jobs?

Comment:

Hi, Jishaan, Thanks for your query. Yes, our course covers all the aspects of general transcription. Once completed, you will be given a certificate of completion of our course.
Timothy

Available jobs???

Posted by Timothy in Transcription

Hi, I know it's low season for freelancers, but If you need some help with your workload, be it data entry, or transcribing, kindly link me up. My in-tray is open. Thank you.

Comment:

Hey, you can check out jobs and find the one suitable for you here: https://jobs.transcriptioncertificationinstitute.org/jobs
Meghan

Hi, can anyone tell me their favorite transcription software?

Posted by Meghan in Transcription

Comment:

Hi there! I like Audext - free audio to text converter https://audext.com/. It has many interesting and useful features. And yours?
Janet

How do I tag a name I do not know how to spell?

Posted by Janet in Transcription

Comment:

Hi Janet, Thanks for your query. Each company you work for will have its own guidelines on formatting transcripts, including how to tag names that you are unsure of the spelling. Some companies may have you highlight the name throughout the transcript or have a specific color or font they want you to use. Some companies may not what you to flag it whatsoever. If you are taking the TCI final, there is no need to tag names you are unsure of how to spell; just use your best judgment on the spelling. You will not be deducted for misspelling a name you were not given the spelling of. Thanks, and I hope this helps.

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