Audio/video transcription explained | Typing job | automatic transcription
Hello friends! This is abhishek here. Today I am going to discuss about transcription.Let me first explain about transcription. First of all, you need to understand the term transcription.
So let’s take an example of English transcription. So whatever there is in the video that we have to simply write it down to word format in any pad such as wordpad etc. so basically transcription is of 3 types. The 1st one is verbatim transcription. In this we simply write down exactly what is said. Words to words without any change. The 2nd one is Edited Transcription. In this some words or even sentence can be omitted as per the need. But the meaning and sense of transcription remains same.
The 3rd one is Intelligent Transcription. Here many things changes and thus final writing results in a complete proper meaningful sentences.
Now there are many things we can do transcription for. We can do transcription for general transcription, medical transcription, focus group, youtube etc etc. These types of transcriptions we are generally offered to do.
Now the question arises, who can do proper transcription? So those who has good grip on English & English grammar can definitely do transcription job properly. This is not as easy as some people think it is. The main point that matters most is the accent. I mean by the way of speaking- the Accent. For example- the way We Indian speak English is different, the UK accent is different, US different, Austrian accent is different.
As far as my experience is concerned, I found Austrian accent most difficult for transcription compare to any other accent. So first of all, you will need to figure out your strong zone. Now many people say that there are many software that can do transcription job in seconds. Means just put your file and transcription is completed. That is called machine transcription. and it’s accuracy level is very low say 40-45%. However you can still take partial help of these software.
Another important term is TIME CODE. This means while transcripting any document we mention time-in & Time-out time. This is called time code. Subtitling is also very important. I will write an another complete article on Subtitling.
Now which freelancing is best for freelancing jobs. So upwork itself is best platform for getting transcription jobs. There are many other sites like Fiverr etc etc. Apart from this some private sites also that are hiring and offering transcription services. Some of them I would like to mention like transcibeme, scribeme, Tigerfish etc.
Now how much you can earn from this? So it varies but on an average you can charge $20-$30 per hour. So before accepting any order must ensure that the Audio quality is good. Otherwise you will be in a messy situation. The best output depends on good Audio quality. And also try to catch-up medical transcriptions because those are high paying. So friends! These wraps up this article. I will come-up again with some other more detailed topic to discuss.
See you friends! JAI HIND! Bye