stopwatch stress

Can you type faster than you talk? With normal conversational speed of speech running at around 150 words a minute, it’s unlikely – I type for a living and I’m currently somewhere around the 105wpm mark. Journalists have been way ahead of the curve for years on this, understanding that it’s far easier to give […]

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Interview

Some of my clients, especially the market researchers, send me sets of interviews to transcribe in which they ask a number of different interviewees an identical set of questions. An easier way to handle these, in terms of not having to shuffle through multiple documents to extract the answers, is to put them into a […]

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Round table discussion

“Audio typing?” asked a friend, when I mentioned what I do for a living. “Does anyone need that these days?” Well, yes, they do, thankfully. Transcription has moved on a bit since the days of being plugged into a large beige tape machine with rubber earbud Y-shaped headphones and a large black pedal, typing ‘Dear […]

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Document

Although accuracy is the most important thing in any piece of audio transcription, presentation comes pretty close behind it – after all, no-one wants to read large blocks of text. Unless you have any special requirements, this is how a transcript from me will look: I’m a moderator or interviewer.  I won’t be identified by […]

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