More Than A Typist
Simply because someone has an amazing typing speed of over 100 words per minute does not necessarily mean they will be a good transcriptionist. Certainly speed helps, especially in a busy work environment, but other factors come into play as well. A good transcriptionist can turn an average or good document into an excellent one and ensure that you get your message across.
Your transcriptionist should be skilled in the following areas
✔For specialist work with specific terminology (medical, legal, mining, etc) an additional knowledge of the correct term and context can be vital. Many words can sound similar and you wouldn’t want to mix up peroneal with perineal or perennial! Referencing the correct texts – we use the AAMT book of Style.
✔ Specialty knowledge of specific fields is further enhanced by the transcriptionist’s ability to research and to find the correct term.
✔ Excellent spelling and grammar skills are a must.
✔ Correct use and placements of punctuation like apostrophes, hyphens and other punctuation reduces ambiguity and endures your message is transmitted accurately.
✔ Proofreading ability to ensure accuracy in content and context.
✔ Reviewing the work for accuracy.
✔ Editing the work if required.
All of these factors take time and, on average, it will take an experienced transcriptionist four to five hours to type one hour of audio.
My Typing Service has trained specialist transcriptionists with interests in a variety of fields who can turn your spoken word into a professional document.