Seeking Recommendations for Reliable Automatic (or Human) Transcription
October 9, 2013 11:05 AM Subscribe
I am a medical writer working on a large project. Part of this project will involve posting videos of physicians along with a transcript of whatever the speaker is saying. The topic tends to be fairly technical - the physicians will be using Technical Medical Terms that could confuse the average layperson. Length of the videos varies from three to twenty minutes.
posted by Schadenfreudian to technology (6 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
The work of doing the transcription may fall into my lap. Instead of saying "no" (or saying "yes" and doing extra work - I'm being paid a flat fee, otherwise I'd happily do extra work for extra money!), I'd like to provide my client with alternative suggestions for transcribing the videos.
Potential suggestions fall into two categories:
Category 1: Reliable automatic transcription device or software.
Based on Google research and a review of past Ask Metafilter posts such as this
, it doesn't seem that this is really an option. However, I'd welcome input if anyone has suggestions to offer.
Category 2: Reliable human transcription services.
My client would prioritize accuracy and confidentiality if they were paying a human to do this work. I'd appreciate it if commenters could recommend services that they have personal experience with, or that are based on recommendations of someone they themselves trust. If anyone knows of a reliable and not-too-expensive medical transcription service, that might be the best choice.