What is General Transcription?
Annual general body business
meetings, quarterly financial meetings, public issues, conferences,
focus groups, and investor presentations are some examples of
documents that are transcribed by General Transcriptionists.
In addition, infomercial video files are also examples,
and are usually easier to transcribe because you can actually see
who's speaking while transcribing. This makes it easier to identify
I've transcribed quite a few
TV infomercials, celebrity groups, and one-on-one interviews, and
commercials. I really enjoyed transcribing these types of documents.
I've learned so much transcribing from various sound files.
The knowledge that I've gained from being a General
Transcriptionist is priceless. The topics that I've transcribed are
just too numerous to mention
In the past, micro and mini cassettes were used to record
data and then sent to the transcriptionist to be transcribed. Today
many companies are digitizing their cassette tapes, and switching to
The reason why they are switching is because tapes can be
misplaced or become lost. When a file is digitized it can be
uploaded to the Internet immediately for easy access to the
transcriptionist, and a copy can be kept for a period of time.
Without the physical constraints of tapes clients are not limited to
files can be downloaded to a transcriptionist's PC almost immediately
after recording via the Internet. It doesn't matter where in the world
the transcriptionist lives because as long s they
have Internet access they can download the files and start working on
After transcribing the document it is then
uploaded back to the client's web site via an FTP server, email