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Document Interviews With Oral History Transcription

What happened in the past is of value today. Oral history transcription helps others learn. It offers a greater understanding of events, people and periods in history. That is why the study of historical data is important. However, collecting the information takes time and resources.

We help academics, researchers and organisations gain a greater understanding of individual knowledge. Our oral history transcription records, in writing, exactly what a person has said. You can be sure that what they impart in verbal communication is reflected in writing. Talking to those with first-hand knowledge brings history to life. Our transcripts make it easy for their experiences and recollections to be documented and shared.

Why Expert Transcribing of Oral History is Vital

The validity of oral history hinges on the way it is recorded. Text transcripts of audio files require painstaking attention to detail. Transcription of oral history interviews demands superior listening skills. Many of those interviewed for oral history projects are elderly. They may struggle to speak clearly or suffer from a speech impairment. It takes a specialist transcriber to record every word accurately.

Detail is everything in oral history. Getting as much as you can from someone in a limited amount of time is important. It is equally essential that recordings are precisely transcribed. This ensures an authentic written record of a person’s account.

“Our transcribers are experts in working with interviews undertaken in the field”

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Transcription for Historical Archives

Our oral history transcription can be backed up and archived. Fully searchable, it is a useful resource for anyone seeking information about a specific topic. Our transcripts have been used to share memories. They are used to promote major exhibitions and support detailed research. It is also invaluable for case studies and market research.

Oral history projects can comprise multiple interviews. This is why it makes sense for transcription work to be outsourced. Not only does it save time, it guarantees high-quality transcripts. Our transcribers are experts in working with interviews undertaken in the field. They may be recorded at a person’s home, during a public talk or in an organised gathering.

Accurate and Searchable Transcripts Returned

Our oral history transcription is fully searchable. This makes data easy to index. Those researching a specific subject can easily find what they are looking for. Your project could involve researching the history of a prominent building. You may need background information about a location, business or event. If an interview goes off topic, you will easily be able to locate the information you need.

We live in a multi-media world. Today, people expect to be able to access information in a wide range of formats. If you are conducting oral history interviews in video format, a written transcript will be necessary. It can be used to promote events, form the basis of reports and significantly aid the evaluation of research.

Oral History Transcription Specialists

At Alphabet Transcription Specialists, we have been transcribing oral history interviews for over two decades. We have recorded the events of wars, fashion trends, how places have changed and much, much more. Our clients trust us to deliver high-quality written documentation.

We understand the time and patience it takes to coax information out of interviewees. We also recognise the value of memories. What people tell us today can benefit society tomorrow. Oral history has a growing role to play because of its ability to promote a better understanding of past events.

We accept audio files in a huge range of formats. What’s more, we are happy to offer quotes tailored to your project’s needs.

To open an account with us or to send us a proposal, contact us here. If you would like to discuss your requirements with someone over the telephone, call 01707 260027.

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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.

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