My 30 Day Blogging Challenge continues.

The tag [TIME SAVED] shows you where a Virtual Assistant (such as Virtual Hand) can save you time by doing these elements. This allows you to do what you love in your business as well as what you are good at.

The practice of transcription has been performed in many industries for a significant amount of time. Whether legal, medical or financial, typing up audio into text is a task still very much present in a myriad of working environments. A stereotypical perception would be of a secretary with her headphones and foot pedal typing up the latest medical report or legal case file, fingers typing at the speed of light. These days there’s a lot more to it, and there are many talented people you can turn to for support if you need your audio transcribing.

What to transcribe?

Perhaps you publish a regular podcast where you share your business tips and training to your subscribers? Have you ever thought how beneficial it could be to have those transcribed? [TIME SAVED] An easy reference for training notes, or perhaps utilise the content and break it down for future blog posts or editorials [TIME SAVED].

Have you had a meeting with a client or team member? Perhaps you’ve been discussing plans for the future development of your business? Have you thought about recording the audio for that meeting and then having the audio file transcribed to enable minutes to be distributed? [TIME SAVED]

Is there a particular piece of software to use?

There are many forms of available software, most are designed these days for digital transcription instead of the traditional cassette and player method. This means that someone over the other side of the world can send an audio file to any place they choose, via the internet, for it to be converted into a transcribed document and emailed back to them in a matter of days (or hours if urgent) [TIME SAVED]. A popular choice is Express Scribe, which can be downloaded for free.

Producing a text document can be time consuming, however it is a necessity to many businesses. A Virtual Assistant specialising in transcription will turn your audio into text in no time, leaving you to say what needs to be said, so that they can transcribe what needs to be transcribed. [TIME SAVED]

Here cometh the end of Number 17 – Transcription

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