What is

The audio “transcription” process and
how it works.

What is Transcription?

Audio “transcription” is the process of listening to a voice recording and typing/’transcribing’ what is heard. The result is a transcript.

Often asked what the difference between a typist and a transcriptionist is, we explain they have morphed into the same! This is in fact due to Google who treat them similarly! If you search for a ‘typist’ you may easily get companies providing ‘transcriptionists’ and vice versa.


However, a typist or transcriptionist’s true skill set is being able to produce typewritten documents with speed and accuracy. They are exceptionally fast on a computer keyboard with average speeds of 65-85 words per minute.  As a comparison the average person can type between 30 to 40 words per minute!  This is just one of many of the reasons that makes the economics of dictating audio and having it transcribed by an outsourced provider is fast becoming the norm throughout industry. 


With one simple move, you can save as much as 30% on your typing costs by outsourcing.  The removal of employee liabilities, office overheads, tax, national insurance and holiday pay and HR requirements are an unseen – and often unrealised – expense.  In addition add flexibility to dictation by the use of an App enabling dictation to be done anywhere and at any time with no ties to upload to a PC.

Key Benefits to the Service

  Free App (turns smartphone into digital recorder)

  Cutting edge technology

  ISO 27001 and Cyber Security Accredited

  Fully GDPR compliant 

  Scalable and hassle-free

  Dedicated lead and back-up typist per dictator

  Compatible with leading case management systems

  100% quality assured

  Pay-as-you-go service

  No holiday pay or employee overheads

  References available

Used primarily as a less expensive permanent typing option OutSec has saved companies 30% on the cost of employing internal staff.