Both Attaining Productivity and Accuracy in Transcription
One of the in-demand jobs being offered globally is audio transcriptionist. It becomes eminent that various institutions offer transcription courses to train students or jobseekers on how to properly transcribe. These trainings can either be done via the Internet or via the classic classroom training. One major topic being discussed in the training is to obtain high productivity. Moreover, it should be remembered that productivity and 99% transcription accuracy is essential in this profession.
To become a productive transcriptionist, you should be fast and accurate in spelling, grammar, and punctuations and attentive to what you heard in the audio recording. You should get the right words in transcribing to avoid misunderstanding or misinterpretation. To get the right word means, you should be focused in your job. There should be no distraction or any noise that could distract you. Even you’re focused, there are cases when you really can’t understand what is being said. A productive transcriptionist never guesses a word but does ‘garbage in, garbage out’ instead. You must find transcription resources in the Internet as well. With all the qualities mentioned above, preparation is always the key, by studying the accent of the speakers to avoid word guessing. You must also have the skill of comprehensive researching because this will surely make you a productive transcriptionist.
Having said these points about becoming a productive audio transcriptionist, you may also wonder if you can do these all without compromising the accuracy. Can one become productive – having high output while maintaining the 99% transcription accuracy?
Why is it imperative to get 99% transcription accuracy?
The need for 99% transcription accuracy of audio recording is comparable to using MS Excel when doing financial statements and revenue reports; every element is crucial. In the transcription business, quality is very vital as the consequences for a flawed and inconsistent transcribed data could mean losing the integrity and reliability of the information leading to an unsuccessful business.
In the health and medical industry for example, the medical report being typed by a transcriptionist leads to a secured medical record because each transcribed file will be used as reference for future admission of the patient to the hospital. For the legal industry, practices and court room activities are well documented by the transcriptionist because every minor detail is scrutinized. The verdict whether guilty or not depends on the evidences presented; the same thing goes for the transcriptionist because the lawyers use the data for possible miscalculations by the opposing counsel.
More than anything else, aside from high productivity and 99% transcription accuracy, a transcriptionist needs to enjoy his work. After the acquired training and adapting to the work environment of a transcriptionist, nothing beats a person who just does his job and earns from it than someone who loves the work.