In linguistics, transcription is the process of matching the sounds of human speech to special written symbols using a set of exact rules, so that these sounds can be reproduced later.
Transcription services include:
- the conversion of a spoken language source into a printed form, for example an audio MP3 file into a Word document;
- the conversion of a written source into another medium, such as scanning books to make digital version.
For the purpose of transcription services offered by QuickSilverTranslate.com, we are referring to the first, the conversion of a spoken language source into written form. Some characteristics:
- Flexibility and expertise guarantee quality in all languages
- Industry-specific knowledge
- Experienced transcribers
- In-house review
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The transcription service follows all current ISO 9001:2008-certified processes and integrates seamlessly into QuickSilver’s other services (translation, editing, desktop publishing, catalog/website localisation and interpreting).
The text is time-stamped, marking the exact location in the audio/video file of inaudible spots, as well as crosstalk between speakers or areas of uncertainty. It is also be synchronised, so that clicking on the transcript takes you to the corresponding point in the audio/video file.