Saturday, January 7, 2012

What is Conference Transcription

People often associate conferences with press conferences or medical symposiums but conferences could be anything ranging from business conferences to conferences organised for on a particular topic or subject. Transcribing the audio-video recording of these presentations and speeches is conference transcription in layman terms. However in transcription parlance, this could mean one of two things. Conference transcription could refer to the conversion of audio files from a conference to text files or the conversion of audio files from conference calls to text files. Most firms offering conference transcription services are equipped to deal with both.

It becomes easier for a conference transcription firm to offer these services if the client shares the background of the conference and a profile of the speakers along with likely topics that may be spoken about. Having such basic information helps the transcriber to get research done so when they start working on the files they have a comfortable level of familiarity with the industry and related jargon. Conference transcription is in great demand because having transcripts of these conferences helps individuals and companies to refer to the notes at a later date.