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 then 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.


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 the many reasons why dictating audio and having it transcribed by an outsourced service is quickly becoming the standard in the industry.


With one simple move, you can save as much as 30% on your typing costs. The removal of employee liabilities, office overheads, tax, national insurance, 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

tick, complete, check-27406.jpg Free App (turns a smartphone into a digital recorder)

tick, complete, check-27406.jpg Cutting edge technology

tick, complete, check-27406.jpg ISO 27001 and Cyber Security Accredited

tick, complete, check-27406.jpg Fully GDPR compliant 

tick, complete, check-27406.jpg Scalable and hassle-free

tick, complete, check-27406.jpg Dedicated lead and back-up typist per dictator

tick, complete, check-27406.jpg Compatible with leading case management systems

tick, complete, check-27406.jpg 100% quality assured

tick, complete, check-27406.jpg Pay-as-you-go service

tick, complete, check-27406.jpg No holiday pay or employee overheads

tick, complete, check-27406.jpg References available

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

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