What professions might use a transcription service?

Organisations are increasingly looking to support their in-house teams with outsourced administrative and secretarial services . Transcription is one of the outsourced services we provide to various different sectors and professions.

In this post, we take a look at some of the professions we support with transcription services. Some of them might surprise you.

Legal and Insurance teams

The work of a lawyer, solicitor or insurance firm usually involves a lot of paperwork. From transcribing audio files and case notes to taking notes at personal injury and inquest hearings, the work of a legal transcriber is varied and strictly confidential.

Police and detectives

Police and Criminal Evidence (PACE) interviews carried out under caution always have an audio recording. Police authorities often use independent, GDPR complian t transcription services to document these conversations to electronic file.

Local councils and public sector bodies

All councils have a responsibility to maintain accurate public records of council meetings and projects. A transcriber may be called in to provide additional outsourced admin support and keep records up to date for onward sharing, e.g. on a council website.

Research and focus groups

When commercial and academic teams run research projects, it’s useful to have an independent person present whose role is to record everything that’s said. A transcriber’s role might be to record opinions verbatim, transcribe from an audio or video feed, or type up notes from flipcharts and questionnaires. Their presence ensures every conversation is recorded for future reference.

HR and secretarial teams

From Board meetings to disciplinary hearings, sometimes your in-house team does not have capacity or resource to sit and transcribe lengthy meeting minutes. All shapes and sizes of organisation may find outsourcing this task to be a cost-effective option.

Medical professionals

GPs, consultants and medical practitioners trust services like ours to transcribe patient records, hospital notes and procedural information. Having worked on medical records for several years, our eye is highly trained to decipher the scrawliest of handwriting!

Podcasters and video bloggers

If you create and share audio or visual content, transcribing your podcasts and videos could help you reach a bigger audience. Offering a video transcript alongside your video makes content more accessible and shareable; it’s also supports improved search ranking.

Students and academics

From transcribing lecture notes to handwritten dissertations and research group findings, we’ve helped lots of students and education professionals to document their ideas and discoveries.

Keynote speakers

A specialist transcriber will be able to create a record of a conference speech or presentation from a video or audio recording. Files can be used to prepare for future events or for onward sharing with conference attendees.

Media and journalists

With pressure on news and media outlets to deliver news 24/7, it’s much more efficient to use a transcriber to document interviews, radio segments and sound bites for immediate use. Just send us the audio file from your phone via secure transfer.


See your profession in this post? To discuss your next transcription project, please contact us on 07786 271871 or use the form below.

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