How Business Transcription Services can Help your Business
In this blog, we will explore how professional business transcription services can help any business get the assets and transcripts that they need.
16:07 16 December 2021
Business transcription services can be invaluable to a business, but lots of business owners seem hesitant to start using professional transcription services. In this blog, we will explore how professional business transcription services can help any business get the assets and transcripts that they need.
What is a professional business transcription service?
A transcription service is probably a familiar tool to most people - the basics are that the service takes any spoken word content and provides transcriptions or subtitles for it. The content can be anything - a video series, a vlog, a podcast, a tutorial - absolutely anything that uses the voice. So what is a business transcription service? This is a special type of transcription service aimed at businesses and business needs. Unlike regular transcription services, business transcriptions are streamlined for businesses - both large and small businesses (including Small and Medium Enterprises). Business transcription services will often deal with meeting audio logs, phone call audio logs, training materials, and marketing materials.
How? Well, business transcription experts will be experts in more than just the written word, they will also have a background in business, and often they will have knowledge of your field. This can make all the difference. Businesses, including your business, no doubt use a lot of specialist terms. A regular transcriber or linguist may mistake these specialist terms for something else, or may not be able to properly transcribe the complex language used. A business transcriber will be able to recognize these terms properly and make sure that the text properly matches up with the complex and specific terminology used in the audio or video. This is vital, as errors can cause huge problems further down the line when your transcription or subtitles are used.
Why do I need business transcriptions?
In this day and age, there are a million reasons why people may need transcriptions of audio or video, but we can cover some of the most common needs.
Business transcriptions for accessibility
First and foremost is accessibility needs. People who are hard of hearing, deaf, or have sensory issues may need subtitles or transcriptions of content in order to properly understand and engage with them. It can often be a legal requirement to provide these to your employees, and it is a welcome mark of respect to provide accessible content to your customers and potential investors. Providing people with the accessible content they need to properly engage with your business is of huge benefit. It can help make your employees work better, and it can make customers and investors keener to work with you.
Business transcriptions for ease of use
However, the use of transcriptions and subtitles can be beyond accessibility needs. If you have a one-hour meeting and need to easily show a portion of it to a board member, employee, or investor, it can be much easier to look through a written transcript and help show the correct section, without having to listen through a whole hour of recording - which may be difficult to listen through if people mumble, have strong accents, or do not talk clearly. It is much easier to get a professional transcription expert to do this hard work, especially if you will need to fish through an audio recording multiple times. It is also great for keeping a written log, just to make sure that everyone can easily access what was said.
Business transcription and translation services
Next is language needs. As well as simple transcription, you can often get a translation. This means that you can have your transcription in a range of multiple languages. This can be very helpful for any business that operates with people from multiple countries or regions. For example, you could easily have a transcription of training material in multiple different languages, meaning you can train more staff without having to re-record training material in their native languages. The same reasoning goes for having meeting notes, financial reports, or instructions. The more people you can reach out to with one set of recorded materials, the more efficiently you can get your business message out. This is even more vital when considering getting transcriptions of marketing materials, allowing adverts to be seen in different languages.
Espresso Translations for business transcriptions services
At Espresso Translations, we offer a range of transcription services. As one of the leading agencies for multilingual transcriptions, we have expert linguists who have experience working within a range of professional and business industries. This means that we can find the right transcriber for your business's needs - someone who will understand the complex language used in your field, and who can provide a transcription that's right for you and your business. We also have a range of expert translators ready to make your transcription multilingual.