Transcription overview

Transcribing verbal and video recordings requires special skills from a transcriber who is trained to listen first and type back voices recorded on tapes, digital files. Usually this skill is acquired by doing a Secretarial/Typist training course or learned on the job as part of a secretarial position.

I have just found a news update on the various transcription software/services that have been reviewed by PC Mag. Using the voice to text software can do the job if there is only one voice clearly speaking without background noises. The text still has to be corrected though. Multiple voices cannot be converted by using voice to text software. Some software does offer the user to train it but that takes a lot of time to do this.

Why not entrust your project to a qualified transcriber who will provide you with a professional and accurate report! Secretaries and typists have experience in understanding many types of voices, terminologies used and subject being discussed. The time taken to transcribe a 5 minute, 15 min, 30 mins, 1 hr can be estimated after a brief preview of the file. Usually a 1 hour recording will take about 4 hours to type up.  Most files will be available within 24-48 hours. We have undertaken long term research focus groups where interviews are held over a few months or years.

I offer the reader an opportunity to read through this link on PC Mag giving you an idea of transcription services.

We are open normal business hours and online to handle any queries to discuss your requirements by email

~Mary Jordon

Xpress Online Secretarial Services

PO Box 328, Flemington, Melbourne, Victoria 3031, Australia

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3 ways to convert files

Pearl transcriber tapes and cd There are many ways that we convert files to Word documents. These files may be sitting on  your PC somewhere and now you have found a place where it can be quickly, conveniently and professionally converted for you.

Here are some examples:

  1. Digital audio recordings. All types of files are transferred via email or Drop Box from 5 minutes to 1 hour. We listen and type into a Word file.
  2. Video recordings. We transcribe from YouTube or any other channel online or a video file uploaded.
  3. PDF files are converted to a Word file. We are experienced in all types of documents

Experienced in all types of terminology:

  1. Legal
  2. Engineering
  3. Medical
  4. Business
  5. Building, real estate
  6. Research.

How long does it take to transcribe? Depending on the size of the file, it can be completed within a few hours.

Once converted to Word, it is checked through and Styles applied with indexing according to individual choice of design.

Please email at with a copy of your sample file for a quick quote.

~ Mary Jordon

Xpress Online Secretarial Services

PO Box 328, Flemington, Victoria 3031, Australia

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Transcription of mobile recordings

Recently I had a challenging project! Whats new! We learn from challenges! I received a call for help to transcribe some recordings on a mobile phone and the customer didnt know how to get them ty…

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