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Benefits of Being a Freelance Transcriptionist

Nowadays, the idea of telecommuting or remote work is enticing to many people. With the many advantages it brings, it's no surprise that more and more people are looking forward to working remotely. Everyone can try to hunt for opportunities offering this kind of work arrangement. One of the most…
May 10, 2018

10 Necessary Skills of a Transcriptionist

Working as a transcriptionist may classify as a menial job, but general transcription actually takes as much hard work and dedication as other jobs do. Yes, anyone can learn how to transcribe to be a freelancer but can everyone actually do a great job at it? Here are the necessary skills…
May 3, 2018
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How to Choose the Best Transcription Service

Since there are a multitude of general transcription services out in the market today, it’s difficult to choose one with the perfect attributes specific to your needs: are you looking to transcribe videos for your production? Are you a market researcher who needs transcripts of in-depth interviews and focus groups…
April 25, 2018
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Pros and Cons of Automated Transcripts

Today’s advance technology makes a multitude of humanity’s tasks, practices, and activities easier. In fact, what used to be difficult transcription work is now a piece of cake once you leave it to technology. The emergence of audio-to-text solutions are everywhere, but keep in mind that it has its limitations…
April 20, 2018
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How to Avoid Student Burnout or Academic Fatigue

Have you ever felt excessively stressed and unmotivated whilst in the academe? If yes, that’s definitely burnout. Student burnout is the state of frustration, lack of motivation, extreme stress, and universal exhaustion brought by the overwhelming demands of the academic community. Altogether, this results in a decline in a student’s…
April 10, 2018
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Types of Video Captioning

Video captioning refers to the process of displaying a synchronized text version of the dialogue and nonverbal sounds of videos on the screen. Captions enable the deaf or hard-of-hearing and people with special literacy needs understand the audio of visual recorded media as much as hearing people do. These are…
April 6, 2018
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Uses of Timestamps in Transcriptions

What is time stamping? In audio transcription, time stamping refers to aligning the transcript’s texts to the recording by inserting timestamps at specific intervals. It is usually an add-on service designed to add value to transcripts, particularly to various types of market research transcriptions. The beauty of timestamps allows readers to…
April 4, 2018
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How To Properly Record Focus Groups for Transcriptions

Market research transcriptions are essential to any qualitative research project. So, it’s only important to provide spotless, or at least workable, audio recordings to whatever general transcription services you’re using for higher quality transcripts. While it’s tricky to record multiple respondent discussions, it is absolutely doable with these easy tips…
March 29, 2018