With my experience, I can deliver a cost-effective audio transcription service for Lawyers, Barristers, Fee Earners and Law Students.
I offer an affordable service with guaranteed accuracy and turnaround times to meet your deadlines using your in-house templates if required.
I also carry out copy typing either from a digital format or from legible handwritten notes.
'Outsourcing all our digital transcription, copy typing and proofreading requirements is an effective cost saving exercise, and it works perfectly as it allows our in-house Admin Team to address the other important tasks, enabling our office to run smoothly and efficiently .... David Lee, Director at David Lee Solicitors'
- Take a breath before you start dictating as the initial words can sometimes be lost, this is also the case should you become interrupted during the dictation and you have to carry on from where you left off.
- Ensure your dictation is clear and reasonably paced (i.e. imagine you are reading the news or giving a speech and you want everyone to hear what you're saying).
- Where possible please keep background noise to a minimum.
- Spell out any names or addresses and unusual words; you only need to spell them once.
- Make sure that all documents or templates are attached to the audio file when you're sending it.
Suggested Settings for Dictaphone
- If the levels are too loud it will be distorted when played back even on the machine playing it back.
- If the level is too quiet it will be difficult to hear on playback by the transcriber.
- If the bass or treble is set too high the recording will pick up and amplify all bass and treble noises, e.g. paper rustling, outside noises such as cars passing and sirens blaring and cutlery rattling.
- Dictator needs to check the pre-set settings in the menu and choose either:
- ‘interview’ or ‘one to one’ and not ‘meeting’, ‘concert’ or ‘outdoors’.
If using an inappropriate pre-set recording level it will cause the transcriber to be bombarded with background sounds and other peoples’ conversations or hear voices booming around like they are in the bottom of a bucket. If it cannot be heard clearly or it is indecipherable it cannot be transcribed.