Before digging deeper into audio recording and transcription as an essential service in an event, which may explain why an organiser assigns the task to a translation company, we should start with its definition. So what is transcription, after all?
In a nutshell, transcription is the process in which speech and audio or audiovisual content is converted into a written document.
With this definition one can anticipate the role of transcription one of the must-have services in events organisation.
The benefits of audio recording and transcription
Are there obvious advantages in contracting transcription services as part of the event organisation?
This is an unnecessary question, yet it demands our answer.
There's more to it than just more or less eloquent words, there are practical examples which emphasize the importance of this service provided by translation companies certified by ISO 17100 International Standard.
First of all, transcription needs another vital service: the event audio recording. It can unfold a variety of advantages that must be referred:
Once transcription is concluded, it's easy to access the minutes of a meeting;
It's easy to draw up a document or an article about the conference conclusions;
You can easily write a newsletter or an article to share on professional networks and social media;
It provides your communication, marketing and/or public relations department one great tool.
The wide array of options in transcription
Walking the talk, let's take a look at transcribing as yet another tool at your disposal for a wide array of contexts.
Maybe you already heard about legal transcription, one of the most famous relatives of this service provided by translation companies; its versatility makes it one of the must-have services in events organisation, along with the speakers' audio recording, promotional and corporate video, photo reports, interpreting streaming, and bilingual staffing.
The most frequently requested transcription service for minutes and archives enables, in an effective and safe manner, saving, for future memory, every important moment in a decisive event, whether it's a conference, a business meeting or even a shareholders meeting. So, if you need to know who said what, you'll just have to check the transcription.
This article about transcription as a one of the services in events organisation, we point out other areas where transcription is available. Namely:
General assemblies transcription;
Market studies transcription;
And if you need it translated, rest easy. After the transcription is completed in the source language, the content can later be translated into the language you require. This job is done in strict confidentiality, as private documents shall never be shared with third parties under no circumstances.
This text was not written by a native English speaker, but by a language lover. However, all our language services are always provided by native speakers.
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