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Best Transcription Q and A from Tigerfish Transcribing

 

Transcription or stenography?  When to leave the stenotype machine at home

Professional transcription services (like Tigerfish Transcribing) can provide accurate audio-to-text conversion with super fast turnaround.  So when do people use stenography?  You may have read an earlier post explaining that stenography is a kind of shorthand which renders words phonetically.  The transcript later needs to be ‘translated’ or transcribed into regular written text.

Stenography provides an advantage when a live transcript is needed.  When a written document of a spoken event must be produced instantaneously, a stenographer is sometimes employed.

Where else besides the courtroom do stenographers work?  They sometimes produce closed caption transcripts for live television, live speeches, or performances.  Today’s technology allows the transcriber to use a stenotype machine that takes the stenotype transcript and runs it through a software program which produces a written transcript.  Some accuracy is lost in this process of making an ‘instant’ transcript, as you may have seen when reading closed captions of live news programs.

Stenography is useful when a transcript needs to be created concurrently with speech, but isn’t as viable in many everyday situations where you want a precise, edited record of a meeting, speech, or interview.

For most purposes, exactitude and readability are crucial, and a traditional edited transcript (which can be produced in under two hours by Tigerfish Air!) is your best bet.  To get the most benefit from sharing your meeting transcripts, creating web content, recording and archiving, your audio or video recordings must be transcribed accurately and completely by an experienced transcriptionist.

 

Carmen Perry

Transcription Technology