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Airtasker’s transcription services include what any other transcription job does: receiving your files, preparing the transcript based on the content, proofreading it, and sending the transcript to you for approval.
You can request transcriptionists to help you run your business, conduct academic research, improve your medical & healthcare services, work on legal cases, or document your lectures at school. Simply provide your Tasker with the files, desired format or specifications, and wait for your transcription. If it’s your first time working with a transcriber, here’s how the process goes:
Transcribing your files
First, you’ll need to send the audio or video files to your Tasker. This step can be done via email, sharing a couple of links, or even handing over a thumb drive or hard drive.
Next, inform your Tasker about your desired format. You can simply have paragraphs indicating the speaker and what they said. You can ask for timestamps before every sentence or put the sentences in a table instead of in paragraph form. Or, you may need a file with SMTPE (Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers) time code and frame labelling - something that will be useful if you want to create subtitles or closed captioning later on.
Do make sure that you and your Tasker are on the same page regarding the transcript format. This helps minimise any errors or miscommunications during the process. Some Taskers may transcribe as they listen or watch, while others may go through the material once before transcribing. In general, experienced transcribers have techniques that help them go through your material accurately and quickly. They’ll also have a good idea of how long it’ll take them to transcribe your files, so you’ll know when to expect their output.
Proofreading the transcript
When the Tasker is done creating the transcript, they’ll proofread it, checking it against the source material as well as your directives. A good transcriber will prioritise accuracy over speed.
After checking the transcription, your Tasker sends the transcript to you (virtually or in-person). You may also request that they return the source materials or delete the files from their computer if privacy is a concern.
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Recent Transcription tasks in Inner West Sydney
Transcribing handwritten notes
Leichhardt NSW, Australia
7th Nov 2020
I need a typist or transcriber to help me type a number of handwritten journals. Maybe 10 x A4 notebooks. Very sensitive subject matter so I need someone who is mature, discrete and professional. Must have a good typing speed and accuracy. Need job completed by end of Dec 2020. Rates based on experience.
Anna has done a wonderful job of transcribing a lot of confidential/personal journals for me. Her commitment to the task and discretion was really appreciated. Her transcribing skills are very thorough and she also scanned all of the work fir me which was a great addition to the job as it provides a back up of all the hard copies I have. I would t hesitate in recommending Anna for any writing or transcribing work. She kept me updated on progress and was very flexible all along. Thanks Anna!!