When you are doing business or taking part in official proceedings in another language, it can be vital to have a written record of what has been discussed and demand for transcription services is on the increase.
The transcription can then be translated into one or more other languages. It is used in a variety of situations, ranging from court proceedings and medical advisory boards to voice-overs of advertisements. With transcripts, speed is often of the essence, but we fully appreciate that accuracy and quality are equally vital. For this reason, our transcribers are skilled writers as well as professional linguists.
How does it work?
Essentially, Comtec can provide a transcript of any material recorded on virtually any format, including video or audio tapes, CDs and other audio files, including MP3, Mpeg or WAV. The source material may be in English or in another language. Our transcribers listen to the material in question and produce a written record, which is then translated into the required language.
We can either provide a verbatim transcription of the source material as it was delivered, a version that has been corrected in terms of grammar, language and flow, or a summary of the key points. When transcribing video clips, we can also include time codes for use in dubbing or voiceovers.
The cost of transcription work depends upon length and quality of the source material. For example a poor quality audio recording of a conference with a great deal of background noise and people speaking at the same time will take longer to transcribe than a clear recording of a television advertisement. As a guide, it takes around 4-5 hours to transcribe one hour of audio. Call us today to find out how we can help. We can then put together a quotation which best meets your requirements.
Transcription to Alternative Formats, including Audio, Moon, Braille and large-print transcription
We also provide a range of services to support the visually impaired, including audio, Moon, Braille and large-print transcriptions. These specialist services allow you to:
- Connect with more than 2 million people (tbc) in the UK who experience some degree of visual impairment, including customers, colleagues and staff
- Comply with the Disability Discrimination Act, which encourages equal access to information.
Why choose Comtec?
Comtec is one of the UK's most respected translation companies. Our skilled and experienced transcribers and translators are selected on the basis of their writing skills as well as their linguistic ability. We can call on specialists across a whole range of subject areas, with the result that our transcription service is always fast, accurate and responsive.
Comtec pulls out all the stops to ensure that the service we offer is nothing less than first-class. So, whether you need a transcript of a police interview, a report of a round table meeting or proceedings from an international conference, Comtec can provide the professional solution. Call us today to find out how we can help.