Every journalist should know the pitfalls of inaccurate reporting. Costly libel claims and demands for prominent apologies are just two. Our journalist transcription service offers you an exact record of audio files, so you don’t make mistakes.
The complex nature of gathering news, and shifts in publishing trends, means many journalists now use recording devices to capture data. It could be that you are conducting an in-depth interview, making a documentary or carrying out an undercover investigation. You may even use a hidden microphone when ‘door-stepping the dead’. The sight of a notepad and pen can bring the shutters down on a promising story.
Getting your work professionally transcribed is a smart move if you are covering a fast-paced news item. It is also recommended for coverage of important public meetings, where recording devices are allowed. If you are a freelancer, audio-to-text accuracy is essential – your livelihood depends on it.
Our transcription services are used by media companies and freelancers. It offers speech to text documentation that can be used in print and online. This form of independent transcribing leaves nothing to chance.
The world of journalism is evolving all the time. Ten years ago, ‘web first’ would have been considered swear words. Today it is essential – if you want to give your audience breaking news. The rise of online content has driven the need for more audio files. But, as the bean counters know, media chiefs have yet to work out how to make the web pay. While print revenue is generally in decline, it still largely outstrips revenue generated by the internet. That is why ‘web first’ content recorded in audio still needs to appear in print.
If you are a freelance journalist, having a written transcript of your audio file can help you make more money. This is especially the case if you are a broadcast journalist. Transcription can open up new revenue streams. You can make it accessible to print publications as well as online publishers.
Many clients use our journalism transcription service to save time. Some worry that their shorthand isn’t what is used to be. Others want the reassurance of an impartial written record. This is especially useful when dealing with a contentious issue.
Broadcasters and other media companies use journalism transcription to reach more people. It helps them promote audio content across multiple platforms. It also provides the basis for social media content and follow-up stories. The hearing impaired appreciates not being excluded from media services.
We help journalists and publishers protect their reputation. At a time when there are calls for the Press to be regulated, it makes sense to be extra careful. We live in a compensation culture and publishers are all too often the prime target.
Accuracy is all about the ability to hear what is said in context. Our journalism transcription guarantees every word is documented. Even if some words are hard to decipher because of ambient sounds. This is important when you consider how rowdy even the most parochial council meeting can be.
We recommend journalism transcription for those who are covering:
Protect yourself and your organisation from litigation. Benefit from our completely confidential journalism transcription service. Make more money from your journalism. Want to send us a proposal? Connect with us here.
If you would like to talk to a member of our team, call 01707 260027.
Our UK transcription professionals are based in the United Kingdom and can understand the accents that are common throughout the country. We have no problem understanding different accents and dialects.
Because of this, our transcriptions are extremely accurate. Native English speakers understand all the different nuances of the language and can deliver great results.
“I’ve come back to try a second couple of transcripts as the first one we received back was about as near to perfect as you could get. This compared incredibly favourably with another service which sent us back a transcript riddled with the most appalling errors.”
“We’ve utilised the services of Alphabet on a number of occasions and have always been impressed with the quality of the transcriptions, the quick turnaround times and the easy uploading process.”
“Chilli Consultancy have been supported by Alphabet’s transcription services since 2016. The efficiency of service is second-to-none. In particular, the system for uploading the audio files securely is smooth and efficient. The turnaround time for transcription has always been quicker than the agreed timeframe. The transcriptions are of very high quality, despite working from audio recordings of people with a wide range of accents from across the world. Chilli Consultancy will continue to use Alphabet for many years to come because of this high level of service.”
“Any time I send a transcription to be done, it is quickly sorted efficiently and accurately. I can always trust them to do a brilliant job.”
“Great service. Good communication and speedy turnaround of transcription materials.”
“Alphabet have been a highly professional organisation to work with, I would definitely recommend them to other people.”
“We have used Alphabet services a number of times, very quick and reliable service. Always get a response to email queries promptly.”
“Alphabet have consistently provided an excellent level of service, from day one. Transcripts have been returned quickly and completed with superb accuracy, regardless of recording length or number of speakers. All communication has been extremely friendly and helpful, and, as with the turnaround for the transcripts, responses to any query are always very quick. I would 100% recommend Alphabet based on their speed, accuracy, and customer service.”
“As a healthcare specialist agency, we rely on accurate transcriptions and often at short notice. We have been working with Alphabet for over three years across multiple projects and they never fail to deliver on time, with excellent accurate and medically correct transcriptions.”
“We are using Alphabet for all our transcription needs and we are extremely happy with their service. Their transcription is very high quality, leading to a high level of trust and confidence in their work. The team are extremely good with ‘problem’ recordings, such as difficult accents, quiet speech and constant interruptions. All in all we are very happy with Alphabet and would wholeheartedly recommend them to anyone in this line of work.”
“Transcribing interviews is a time consuming art, which needs a subtle blend of linguistic and technical skills. Alphabet provided a combination of these abilities. They provided a fast turnaround, great quality documents, and a friendly and personal experience. It was like having my own in-house transcribing team. They offered me a clear, refreshing and honest consultative approach to my needs. I would recommend Alphabet to any persons or organisations that require a professional and friendly transcribing service.”
Here are answers to our most frequently asked questions about Alphabet’s UK transcription services.
If you can’t find the information you’re looking for, please do contact us.
After we have set up your account, you can log into your private area in our online portal from the homepage. This is where you’ll securely upload and send us your digital audio files for transcription. You can also send any accompanying documentation or presentations.
We will keep you in the loop at every stage of the process. You will receive automatic notifications to let you know your uploads have been successful, and when the audio transcripts are complete and ready to collect.
We only take payment after the transcription of your sound file is complete if you’re a business client. When your audio recording has been transcribed, we will send you an invoice.
You’ll receive it online via your email address or in your client folder, if that’s your preference. For those who require ongoing transcribing or typing work, we issue invoices on a rolling basis. Unless you have a credit facility, payment is due immediately. We accept many forms of secure payment, including BACS and PayPal.