Generally speaking, a transcription service involves converting live or recorded speeches into a written format. Before the golden age of advanced technologies, audio transcription services were mostly a difficult, time-consuming job because they required a secretary to sit in a meeting and write down the speech as she heard it in shorthand.
The advanced technology of today has simplified workflows and Magic of Word’s highly sophisticated audio transcription services works with any type of file such as CD, DVD, video and audio cassettes, MP3, MP4, AVI, mpeg or wav.
Magic of Word’s team of skilled and experienced foreign language transcription professionals produce legal transcriptions, medical transcriptions, research transcriptions, transcriptions for market research and focus groups, etc.
Your Transcription Services Specialist
For our audio transcription services we only work with the best linguists who have a minimum of 4 years transcription experience, because the importance of accuracy and attention to detail is crucial.
We cater regularly for special requirements, such as heavy accents, noisy or corrupted audio files. Our in-house studio engineers help to enhance the quality of the tape to make the source file more legible.
Transcription and Translation
When translating dialogue from audio recordings into another language, Magic of Word first assigns native linguists to transcribe the text in the original language. A second team of native speakers of the target language is then used to translate the text. This two-phase transcription/translation process helps ensure a significantly higher-quality output than simultaneous audio translation/transcription, which skips the step of transcribing the audio feed to the original language. The two-phase approach is especially important for legal materials such as court and police records, as it ensures a higher level of quality.
All Type of Transcriptions
Our goal at Magic of Word is to provide transcription service of all types and in all languages to provide you with a one-stop solution for all your transcription needs. Magic of Word normally handles the following types of transcriptions: media, television, digital audio and video production, interviews, phone calls, lectures, speeches, conference calls, podcasts, focus groups, seminars, panel discussions, multi-person interviews, research interviews, documentary interviews, legal depositions, judicial, and many more.
The importance of Transcription
Transcription services are often a necessary element involved in the production of any multilingual video/audio content. Transcription services basically involve converting an original audio feed into text. This text can be used directly for the hearing impaired or as a tool for those who do not understand the original audio feed’s spoken version of the language and prefer to see subtitles in the source language. This transcribed material may also be used as the basis for subsequent language translations into different languages. Magic of Word has teams dedicated to transcribing audio content for use in the final post-production and translation process.
Magic of Word transcription pricing is straightforward and simple. It is based on a price per minute of audio that varies depending on the language and complexity of the content of the source audio feed. If the transcription needs to be translated to another language, an additional charge will be added to the final price. As our goal is to develop long-term relationships with our clients, there are large volume discounts and incentives for recurring customers.