Debunked: Most Common Transcription Myths

Transcription services make business executives, doctors, surgeons and countless other professionals look effortlessly productive in their jobs. Automated dictation services or transcription software is no match to the human element. Yet, online transcription services aren’t the most obvious choice for most professionals. Why is that?

The transition from offline to online services has led to the creation of several myths about transcription services. The human element in the world of transcription today even seems extraneous to some. But, our experience has showed us that this is a far cry from the truth.

These common myths deserve to be debunked and we are more than willing to do just that:

Myth No. 1: Transcription is just fast typing

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Transcriptionists will have a smug laugh reading this. Why? Because, it can’t be further from the truth. Typing is the most basic skill required for general transcriptions. It can be a great asset for a professional. Although, some of the best transcriptionists don’t even type all that fast. When you hire a high-quality online transcription services, such as ours, you are actually paying for:

  • A keen ear and an inquisitive mindset
  • Willingness to learn and adapt
  • 100% performance under pressure
  • A self-motivated perfectionist

Myth No 2: Manual transcription is identical to dictation software.

Why would people pay for a manual transcription service online if they could get an equally good result with software? It may seem a little boastful, but our customers are astute professionals, doctors and businessmen. Why do they prioritize us? Because the human element does make a difference.

client-testimonials

“I am a very busy urologist and have been in practice for 20 years. I venture to say that this is the fastest and most efficient transcription service I have had in my entire career.
I have used Excel Transcriptions for seven years.  Their service has been prompt and accurate.
Our practice has grown and become quite busy and Excel has helped us to keep current on our dictation, in a timely fashion. You are always expedient in any requests that we have as well.”

Myth No. 3: With speech recognition technology, transcription services are the next dinosaurs.

Anyone who has personally used SRT (Speech Recognition Technology) to transcribe documents knows that it is not as accurate as it is presumed to be. You need an accurately transcribed document within a predetermined turnaround time. With SRT, you would have to rectify mispronunciations, grammatical errors, proofreading errors, or formatting errors yourself, wasting precious time and energy.

On the other hand, an expert transcriptionist can give you an accurate document within a stipulated time. That really is the underlying reason why transcription services are here to stay.

Do you know any other common assumptions about these services? We’d love to hear them.

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