Make your transcripts make contextual sense.

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Hello everyone, just a very quick comment today about the importance, when transcribing, of making sure what you transcribe makes sense contextually. I’ve just proofread a document where the transcriptionist didn’t really make sure that what she typed fitted in to the context of the work. The speakers were talking about copies of a document and one man said “Could you please bring me more copies?” and what the transcriptionist transcribed was “Could you please bring me more coffee?”

Please I want to urge every transcriptionist to pay attention to this. Being able to make contextual sense of things is what sets us apart from things like Google Voice and other automated transcription services.