Valuable tips for quality transcription

Purple Giraffe Transcription Limited will complete your transcriptions more efficiently and accurately if the suggestions below are followed:

  • Background noise during recording is minimised (i.e. no music, chat, traffic, clicking of pens and with mobile phones switched off or on silent) as this can affect the quality of the digital dictation recorded.
  • All participants talk slowly and clearly.
  • Where there are multiple people in an interview, as much as possible have only one person talking at a time (i.e. eliminate over talking and interruptions) as this enables us clearly hear what is said and capture more of the content.
  • All participants introduce themselves in interviews with multiple people in them prior to the interview starting as this will enable us to more accurately identify the speakers.
  • Place the recording equipment centrally so the voices of all participants are clear.
  • Recording equipment specifically for digital dictation is more suitable – equipment used for note taking (often used by students) doesn’t provide optimum sound quality for digital dictation.
  • A smaller room for the interview is preferred to a larger room.
  • Provide spelling of unusual names and terms so we can return a more complete and accurate transcript to you.
  • Your document templates are used as this ensures consistency of the preferred format for your transcriptions.

For more information about digital transcription services contact Purple Giraffe.