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James: Oh - Hi, James from engVid. This doesn't happen often, because we usually practice it. Mr. E, who I can’t tell you, usually gives me a thumbs-up signal then I know I have to go, ‘Hi, James from engVid’. I was actually looking at the paper, alright, anyway time to do a lesson.

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Interview Transcription Service

By: Kevin

18 Mar 2012

A much sought-after service for which many general transcription firms are currently receiving job assignments is that dealing with interviews. There are many interview scenarios that call for this service and such include business, job, doctor/psychological, teleconferences, journalist, market research, legal, police, and multiple participant interviews.

Interview Transcription

By: Kevin

6 Mar 2012

An interview is a question and answer type of conversation between two or more people conducted to elicit information which would usually be made public. Interviews are conducted in every sphere of life, business, academics, law, medicine, journalism, etc. just to name a few.

Conversion of such interview audios and/or videos into text format is known as interview transcription.

What is Transcription?

By: Kevin

2 Feb 2012

What is transcription? Transcription is the conversion of audio into text. The audio maybe recorded either as audio directly or maybe extracted from a video.

Who requires transcription services? Just about anyone who has audio or video content which they need converted to text utilizes transcription services. This then opens up the entire world as a customer database. People from all walks of life, be it personal or professional, make use of transcription services.

A person who does the transcription is known as a transcriptionist or transcriber. Transcription is a challenging and specialist function requiring specific skill sets and the ability to multitask. All transcriptionists need to have some common skill sets and people specializing in certain industries will need additional industry specific skills.

BASIC SKILL SETS NEEDED BY A TRANSCRIPTIONIST: Enumerated below is a list of the basic skills needed by a transcriptionist.

Freelance or a transcription company

By: Kevin

24 Nov 2011

A transcriptionist is a person who converts audio into text. Transcribers may work independently from home or within an office environment. Transcribers working independently from home are known as freelance transcribers.

COST: Freelance transcribers provide their services at a lower cost as compared to companies providing the same services. Companies obviously will be charging higher due to their additional overhead costs.

Outsourcing and Transcription

By: Kevin

6 Nov 2011

What is outsourcing? Outsourcing refers to the process wherein a function which has been performed in-house is being sent out to an external service provider. Outsourcing has crept into all arenas of business.

Why outsource? Companies looking for more productive and cost efficient methods of handling certain business functions often choose to go the outsourcing route while they concentrate on their core competencies.

Academic Transcription

By: Kevin

2 Oct 2011

Transcription is the process of converting audio into text.

Academic transcription refers to transcription related to the field of education.


By: Kevin

7 Aug 2011

What is confidentiality? As the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) in ISO-17799 defines it, confidentiality is "ensuring that information is accessible only to those authorized to have access" and is one of the cornerstones of information security.

The healthcare industry is governed by the federal law of The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) enacted by US Congress in 1996 to protect the privacy policies of patients' sensitive medical information.