March 13, 2015

This blog post is written with the consumers of video production transcripts in mind, rather than the producers (i.e. the transcriptionist).  I’ll post a best practices for transcriptionists soon.

 

In this post, I’ll lay out some of the best practices you can use to ens...

March 11, 2015

I think there’s tremendous value in having a transcript of a speech or presentation.  Let me list off some of the advantages that a transcript gives you.

 

1) Quality control.  With a transcript, you can read through your speech and see where your strengths and weaknesse...

March 10, 2015

 One of the most important factors in getting a good transcript is having a good recording.  After all, the reason one gets a transcript is that one wants to capture information in a more easily accessible way.  By having a difficult to understand recording, you are li...

March 9, 2015

I would like you to think for a minute about the paintings on the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel by Michelangelo; or the painting Le dejeuner des canotiers by Pierre-Auguste Renoir.

Think of the intense amount of detail that both of these artists had to put into these...

March 6, 2015

The English language is one of the most difficult languages for people who speak other languages to learn. Why is this?  The English language makes no sense (immediate following examples are borrowed from www.oxford-royale.co.uk/articles/learning-english-hard)

 

  • Ther...

February 27, 2015

I’m writing this blog post to lay out my thoughts on quality control, cyber security, and ethics as they relate to transcription in the modern world.  Ambitious, right?  Maybe even totally pretentious/impossible.  Bear with me for a moment here, though.

 

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February 25, 2015

Rogers Word Service began in 1983 as a purveyor of  transcription, copy editing and proofreading services.  As we continue provide those services in 2015, often for the same organizations for whom we worked in 1983, it is interesting to think about how the way we provi...

February 23, 2015

Most transcription companies offer differing levels of proofing services.  At Rogers Word Service, we currently offer two editing levels: what we call “edited” and “draft.”  If you’re a RWS customer, you’re probably familiar with these terms.  If you’re not, let me giv...

February 20, 2015

Most transcription companies offer differing levels of proofing services.  At Rogers Word Service, we currently offer two editing levels: what we call “edited,” and “draft.”  If you’re a RWS customer, you’re probably familiar with these terms.  If you’re not, let me gi...

February 19, 2015

At Rogers Word Service, we offer three “levels” of verbatim, but the concepts behind these levels should be fairly universal for all transcribers and folks who need transcripts.  Essentially, the idea is this: depending on what you’re using the transcript for, you’ll n...

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