Multi-speaker transcripts are typed verbatim. This means we type everything that is audible in a recording, including graphic subject matter, foul language, slang, stutters and other utterances. We do not type background noises or other non-verbal sounds.
Transcripts are prepared in a 'legal format' and are returned as a fully-editable Microsoft Word document. We can also provide certified copies and accomodate most special formatting requests.
Contact a representative and request a sample to see what our standard transcript format looks like.
Net Transcripts provides several different ways for our customers to transfer multi-speaker recordings to us:
To learn more about the submission methods we have available, see How It Works.
Things to Consider
We Are Specialists In Transcribing Multi-Speaker Recordings
Many vendors can easily transcribe single-speaker, dictated recordings but struggle when attempting the much more difficult task of transcribing interviews, interrogations, phone conversations, and other recordings involving multiple participants. These types of recordings are inherently more challenging to transcribe as they may include uncooperative or emotional people, individuals who are under the influence of drugs or alcohol, excessive background noise, crosstalk, muffled audio, unidentified speakers, gang and street slang, and other nuances that are not encountered when transcribing a controlled, single-speaker recording.
Human Transcription vs Voice Recognition Software
While voice recognition software has become increasingly popular, it is not reliable enough to accurately distinguish different speakers in a recording. Furthermore, for voice recognition software to work best, a speaker must be trained to talk to the computer using the right type of terminology and pace of speech. Unfortunately, neither of these practices can be applied during an interview or other conversational recording. Net Transcripts only utilizes real, experienced, professional transcriptionists who type, proofread and edit all recordings.
Cost vs Quality vs Turnaround
There can be quite a few options when looking for a transcription vendor. You need to decide what vendor provides services that are most complimentary to your needs. Net Transcripts offers affordable turnaround options to help you maximize your budget, while guaranteeing the quality of the transcripts we prepare.
You may notice some vendors offer enticingly low rates, but they do not guarantee accuracy or turnaround. They may also not be expereinced with the challenging nature of transcribing law enforcment and legal recordings. Other vendors claim to return all work within a matter of hours. It has been our experience that this approach can negatively impact the quality of a transcription when an immediate deadline isn't necessary. Net Transcripts offers the best of both by letting our customers choose how quickly they need transcripts back when they submit their request, knowing our quality is guaranteed and their deadlines will be met.