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Affordable Legal Transcription: How To Find One
If you want to find an affordable legal transcription service, then you’re in luck. It’s very easy for you to find one when you know what you’re looking for, and you’d be surprised at how much of a difference it could make to your professional working environment.
Know what you Need
Before you start looking for anything, you need to first analyse the reason why you need a transcriptionist. Do you need someone who can help you with a legal paper? Are you having a meeting and need to have the whole thing transcribed? By finding out this information you can be sure to make the best decisions while also feeling confident that you are hiring for the right reasons.
It’s always a good idea for you to get recommendations when searching for a legal transcriptionist. Look to your friends or even your colleagues. When you do, you’ll be able to narrow down your search and you will also go on to make a great hire too. If you do not have anyone who you can ask when it comes to legal transcription, then online reviews should be next on your list. When looking through reviews, try and look out for affordability, accuracy, speed of service and more.
Hire Someone with Experience
Of course, it may be tempting to hire someone who is not experienced in legal transcription because they offer better rates, but you should avoid doing this at all costs. The main reason for this is because if you do then you may end up with someone who doesn’t understand the terminology or references as well, and this will almost certainly come across in the transcription.
Research Turnaround Time
Think about it, how much time do you have before you need to get your transcription? Do you only have a few days, or do you have a few weeks? It’s so important that you look at the turnaround time of the company before you hire them. Sure, a company may be cheap but if they are going to take a month to get your piece back to you then they might not be worth the money.
Human or Automated
Not every single company out there are going to have a team of transcribers who listen to your files. Sometimes companies use software instead and this is a great way for you to take advantage of cost-savings. You’ll have a faster turnaround time and you will also be able to count on their level of accuracy too.
The last thing that you want is to choose a company who you believe are cheap, only to find that they have a ton of hidden fees. This can cause you major problems later down the line and you may even find that you are unable to afford their service. To get around this, ask the company about their policy and also find out if they charge extra for any essential services that you might need.
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