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5 steps to hiring a transcription service

Post Author Take1 / December 12th 2013

If you’re looking to hire a transcription service then there’s no doubt that you want a professional, fast and reliable service.

But with so many companies out there offering the same thing, how do you make sure that you’ve hired the right people for you?

We’ve put together 5 steps that you can take to hire the transcription service that’s perfect for your project.

What is it you need?

The main question you should be looking at here is do you want speed or accuracy?

It’s obvious to say that you’ll want both, but if the project has to be completed by the end of the week, you may have to sacrifice complete accuracy.

Cost should be another consideration – how much of your budget will stretch to the transcription service?

There are services in India that will transcribe your work quickly and cheaply, but the level of accuracy is nowhere near that of a native country. But you’ll pay more for that.

Do your research

Once you’ve decided on your requirements it’s time to start looking at transcription companies who can do the work for you.

You should never jump for the first company you find. There are a lot of them out there, so as you browse the web, take note of the companies you like the look of.

Ask plenty of questions

Now you have a list of companies it’s time to dig a little deeper.

Get in touch with each company you’ve found via email or telephone and ask questions. Discuss their turnaround times, their costs, their staff.

You need to be sure that they can offer you exactly what you need and employ people who are up to the job.


Once you’ve asked all your questions, received all your answers and made that final, well-informed decision you can go ahead and submit your order.

Today, most companies allow you to upload your project on their site making it a pretty easy process. From there they can get to work transcribing.


Once this has been done and the order has made its way back to you check that all the things promised to you have been delivered.

If you aren’t happy with the quality or speed in which the work has been done, then contact the company to let them know.

You’ve paid for a service, so you should receive it.

If you would like a speedy, accurate transcribing service then get in touch with us today. We’ll discuss your requirements and find out if we’re the right fit!

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