Wherever businesses use audio or video to record their meetings, interviews, meetings, or conference calls, there’s a good chance that they’ll also need to transcribe it. After all, transcribing audio to text is the best way to be able to use the data.
You can’t search an audio or video file like you can a word document for key facts like names, dates, stats etc.. With a transcribed document, accessing the information is as simple as pressing CTRL+F and typing whatever you are searching for into the search box. Parsing raw audio, however, is much harder and more time consuming, requiring considerable guesswork.
If you’ve ever tried to transcribe your own audio, you’ll know it’s much harder and more time consuming than you think it’s gonna be.
The industry standard for a trained transcriptionist is 4 hours for every 1 hour of audio they transcribe.
If you’re new to this process you can expect it to take significantly longer. Even if you’re generally a fast typist.
You should expect to do it in a 10 to 1 ratio if not longer if you are new or semi new to the process.
How Ditto Transcripts can help you
If you’re banging your head against the inefficiencies of transcribing audio to text on your own, it’s time to let the professionals lend you a helping hand. We offer everything you need for a transcription job well done.
Transcribing audio to text – accuracy guaranteed
Without accuracy, your transcript will be severely compromised, and useless. Entire passages will make little or no sense and a lot more time will be needed in order to identify and correct all the errors. While speech to text software has improved in recent years. It’s still not good enough to entrust with your sensitive data while expecting an accurate transcript without heavy editing on your part.
Our services guarantee 99% accuracy, while most software voice to text apps top out at 50%. Anyone who’s ever tried to use Siri can tell you why. Automated speech recognition (ASR) apps struggle with strong languages, complex words and technical jargon. They are easily bamboozled with homophones or even words that sound similar. While they may be fast and cost effective in the short term, the mistakes they make can take a lot of time and effort to correct.
Here’s what we do to guarantee accuracy:
Your transcription will be done 100% US-based. There are a million freelancers you could contact to get the work done for you. However, there’s no guarantee they will do the best job. You may end up spending hours going over their work and fixing errors. With Ditto Transcripts, you’ll receive an error-free file completed by college educated US based transcriptionists.
Does your audio include slang? If so, our team won’t need to spend time researching the meaning of words like “hangry, “biz,” or “bread and butter.”
Flexible turnaround times
Worried that a human-based a transcription service is out of your price range? Worry no more! The beauty of transcribing audio to text transcription services is that they’re scalable and can be tailored to meet your needs. If you want your transcription on a budget and are prepared to wait for it, you can make significant savings.
Ditto Transcripts offers various return times at different prices. In 6-10 business days, you can expect to get a high-quality accurate transcript for as little as $1.50 per minute using our services transcribing audio to text for you.
Of course, if you need your transcription earlier, or even overnight, that can be done too. Because we know that a business’ priorities can change from one day to the next, we pride ourselves on offering the flexibility you need with express and same-day services.
For a full rundown of our turnaround times and prices, check out our transcription pricing and information page.
A range of transcribing audio to text options that will suit your needs
There are many different reasons why our clients use transcription services, which is why we offer a flexible service that’s tailored to a range of needs. If you need raw and unprocessed audio with all the “umm”s, “uhh”s and “like”s left in (these can provide context and insight into the speaker’s vocal delivery) we can leave them in. If you want these removed without any of the content being removed along with them we offer a cleaned up verbatim service as well. Cleaned up verbatim reads much smoother and looks a lot cleaner.
Or, if your audio file contains off-topic chatter and you want to pare it down to the salient portions of your audio, this can also be done. Get your transcribing audio to text transcription services, your way, with no extra fees.
Data protection you can trust
Businesses large and small share a concern about their data. And when they don’t choose transcribing audio to text transcription services discerningly, they can open themselves up to vulnerabilities. We work tirelessly to ensure a network of data management and storage that you can trust. We’re 100% US based and as such are fully compliant with all data protection laws. Moreover, we are also compliant with many industry standards in the healthcare (HIPAA and HITECH), legal, law enforcement (CJIS) and business realms.
We guarantee that your data will never leave the country or be accessed by third parties. And we can even sign an NDA if you need a little extra peace of mind. We also carry general liability insurance along with cyber liability insurance policies.
Customer service that makes your working life easier
We acknowledge that you have enough to worry about without getting stressed about your transcribing audio to text projects. That’s why our friendly and knowledgeable team members are never more than a phone call or email away. If you have any questions, comments or concerns about any of our services we answer our phones between 8:00 am and 5:00 pm Monday through Friday, and emails seven days a week in case of emergencies or stat files that need attention.
Who Have We Helped Transcribing Audio to Text?
Now it’s time to get down to the real question: What are our customers saying about us?
We’ve helped doctors, professors, students, lawyers, and many more with their transcription needs in the past.
For example, we know how hectic a medical office can be. With so many important things going on, staff simply don’t have time to transcribe meetings themselves.
“Getting in contact with the account manager in the hospital would take hours and sometimes days. I never had a problem getting in contact with Ditto Transcripts. They understood how time sensitive and crucial my dictations are.”
– Dr. Steven B, Neurosurgeon, University Hospital.
“I’ve been a lawyer for 10 years and I’m grateful that I found Ditto Transcripts. Their friendly staff can transcribe much faster and more accurate than any of our paralegals. Now that my team has more time, they can help me with other aspects of the case.”
– Patrick W.
Read more case studies here.
So, what are you waiting for? Let your employees get back to doing whatever they do best, and let the professionals handle your transcribing audio to text work. Whatever your transcription needs, we have the talent, the tools, and the commitment to quality to make sure that they’re met.