You may receive work which requires transcription of some audio without access to a recording of it. This may happen in very time-sensitive situations or instances in which that parties have agreed not to record a call.
This is a stressful situation, so here are some tips to make your life easier:
- Determine the goal of the transcription. Is it for an expert network call? If so, then the goal is to accurately capture the content of the expert's remarks, and you can de-prioritize any "small talk".
- Use the shared Google Sheet (if available). You may be provided with a link to a shared a Google Doc. Please perform your transcription there.
- Be aware you may have a partner. Sometimes Cadence will staff a proofreader to edit your transcription. So don't be surprised if you see someone is editing your work as you type.
- Mind your grammar. Please make sure there are no typos or grammar mistakes in your transcription.
- Make sure the answers get transcribed in its integrity. Getting the answers from the expert transcribed completely and correctly is important.
- Conduct research about the topic in advance. It is of upmost importance that you familiarize yourself with the topic of the call in advance, including the company/product names. We recommend you review the English and foreign names of major companies participating in the industry, as well as industry-specific terms.
- Pay special attention to the numbers when you listen to the calls.
- Be prepared to have the floor at the end of the call to ask for clarifications. Some clients will allow this. Some won't.