A productive audio transcriptionist is being measured by a number of audio files transcribed. This will reflect in your earnings if you are doing home-based transcription or in your performance appraisal if you’re working as an office based-transcriptionist.
There are various ways on how to increase one’s productivity and here are a few of them.
First of all, you have to listen very carefully to the audio or speaker’s voice that you need to transcribe. Because listening is the best part of a good production and especially in conversation. Without listening to the audio files, how can you understand it and transcribe it perfectly? It is a very basic thing, but it can be the right thing to do.
Second, you have to understand every word and the tone of the speaker for you to transcribe it more efficiently especially the quotations, commas, periods, and etc. Because writing can be more understandable if it has a right tone and pause.
Third, you have to work in a quiet and comfortable surroundings. Because it can help you focus on what you are doing and can have a good productivity on your work. It is very hard to work in an uncomfortable area because it can mess up your work and you cannot concentrate on the audio files that you are supposed to transcribe.
Fourth, be creative. Creativity is an ability of every person that will help you to make a good production.
Fifth, be organized. Organize everything that is right and wrong before sending it to the company. Double check it for errors and grammar errors or what we merely call as proofreading.
Lastly, be active in learning. It is for the benefit of your work, you should have to research every word that you don’t understand, do not make any transcription that you don’t understand because the company will reject your work for sure. No one in this world knows all the things, so you have to be active in learning new words and things for you to be able to work well as an audio transcriptionist.
Considering these tips on how to increase your productivity in audio transcription can make you perform well in your job. There are still more tricks to become a productive one – it is a matter of your own style and ways on how to handle this.