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Do You Need a Transcriptionist, Stenographer or a Typist?

What are the differences between these three professionals? How do you know if a specific service will be more helpful for your business needs? We discuss how the position of transcriptionist, stenographer or typist can mould into a business environment.

A Stenograph Machine Looks Like This  What are Stenographers?

They’re also known as court reporters. They write down what they hear in real time. Their services may be employed in courtrooms, testimonies and other oral proceedings.
Since they’re placed right where the “action” is, they’ll be required to have exceptional hearing and quick comprehension. They’re also experts in writing both with the use of a pen and paper, and a stenograph machine.

Professional Transcriptionist  What are Transcriptionists?

Businesses within the legal, medical and research fields will usually outsource their transcription services. Finance and media conferences can also benefit from their expertise in producing accurate documents based on pre-recorded audio.

Transcriptionists may be required to transcribe pre-recorded videos, as they hear back what has been discussed in a meeting or presentation. Based from the recordings, transcriptionists will produce a verbatim document which is an accurate record of the proceedings.

These professionals may also write about the conversations which transpired during a focus group discussion or an interview. This makes it easier for marketers and other professional researchers to flesh out some useful data, towards the development of their products, services or funded research.

Skilled Typists Fulfil Many Office Functions  What are Typists?

Some businesses may have an in-house typist. Their typing services will be helpful for corporate meetings and boardroom sessions. Other roles would include data entry, sorting mail, attending to phone calls and general office assistance.

They can prepare minutes of the meeting, which will be emailed to various departments for coordination and follow up purposes.
Does your office coordinator already have their hands full? We have four reasons why outsourcing your transcription services makes sense. Call the team now on 1300 662 173 and we can help you get started.

About Catherine Byrne

Catherine’s work with Pacific Transcription spans many areas, including writing and design, business development, training, and of course, keeping abreast of emerging trends and new products which enhance transcription and dictation experiences for clients.

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