Are you looking for the best transcription examples representing a range of specialized industries? Then you've come to the right place!
*All the original transcription example documents featured in this article have been edited to protect the privacy of our clients.
Are you looking for the best transcription examples representing a range of specialized industries? Then you’ve come to the right place!
These days, you’d be hard-pressed to find an industry that doesn’t use professional transcription services. And while many transcription service options exist, SpeakWrite is one of the few with expertise in specialized industries like legal services, finance, and law enforcement.
We’ve helped countless professionals save time and money by providing fast, accurate, and reliable transcriptions. So whether you need documents for laborious interview notes, client communications, or a high-stakes legal deposition, SpeakWrite has the tools and technology to get it done quickly and accurately.
But don’t take our word for it—see for yourself!
To show you what we’re capable of, we put together these seven transcription examples that showcase our work in action. From law enforcement to financial professionals, here are some of our best transcription examples representing an array of industries.
What are the different types of transcriptions?
If you’re new to the world of transcription, you may believe that all transcriptions are created equally. But there are actually three different approaches to transcribing audio or video content into written form: edited transcription, verbatim transcription, or intelligent transcription.
Edited transcription example
Edited transcription prioritizes the transcript’s readability and conciseness. In other words, typists remove all slang, grammatical mistakes, stutters, and false starts.
Colloquialisms and repeated information are also revised for clarity. This transcription style is most commonly used for dictations, memos, legal briefs, reports, and other professional communications. It’s an excellent transcription style if you want to sound professional and communicate meaningful information to your audience.
In this transcription example of a confidential investigation report, you can see that typists have cleaned up the document’s rhetoric to ensure that the most essential details are relayed accurately.
At the same time, all unnecessary words and phrases have been removed. In addition, formatting has been made consistent, and the typist has even taken extra steps to ensure each main idea has its own line.
Verbatim transcription example
Verbatim transcription prioritizes exactness, capturing word-for-word what the speaker says—even if it doesn’t make grammatical sense. As a result, every single word, including filler words, slang, and false starts, is included in the final document.
Verbatim transcription is most often used for the transcription of interviews, testimonies, interrogations, or hearings. This transcription style is helpful if you want to analyze speaker behaviors or need documentation of original statements.
This transcription example of a multi-speaker interview includes all of the verbal tics and utterances that naturally occur during typical conversations. The typist also includes speaker identification in the document to ensure clarity, keeping professional formatting at the top of mind.
Intelligent transcription example
Intelligent transcription is a happy medium that balances the need for authenticity with a focus on clarity. The typist omitted distracting errors, yet the original voice of the speaker is still preserved.
This style is helpful for capturing testimony or dictations that include misused or repeated words, ramblings, or irrelevant conversation.
In this investigation report, the officer’s distinctive speaking style is preserved, while distracting false starts and filler words have been removed for semantic clarity.
Side-by-side transcription examples
If you want a better idea of how different types of transcription altar the final product, check out this side-by-side comparison:
- Original sentence: “I, um, well—to be honest, I don’t remember; I just can’t recall where I was that night.”
- Edited transcription: I don’t remember where I was that night.”
- Verbatim transcription: “I, um, well—to be honest—I don’t remember; I just can’t recall where I was that night.”
- Intelligent transcription: “Well, to be honest, I just can’t recall where I was that night.”
Notice how each version serves a different purpose with varying levels of revision to the original sentence. For example, a police officer might prefer the verbatim version of an audio or video recording to aid a confidential or private investigation.
On the other hand, a financial advisor may find the edited version suitable for keeping track of client communications. SpeakWrite customizes all of our transcription documents to suit the unique needs of our clients—no matter what kind of transcription document you need.
SpeakWrite in action: 5 transcription examples you have to see
SpeakWrite is the perfect solution for busy professionals who need a transcription service that can keep up with fast-paced industries. Here are five transcription examples showing how SpeakWrite makes transcription easier than ever for any profession and industry.
#1 – Transcription for law offices and legal teams
Our transcriptionists work side by side with attorneys and their legal teams, allowing them to spend more time on billable hours. We help these professionals manage documents such as:
- Letters and memos
- Pleadings and motions
- Court Transcription
- Depositions and transcript summaries
- Witness testimony
- Contracts and agreements
In the legal letter transcription example below, you can see how SpeakWrite transcriptionists manage everything from professional headers and formatting to grammatical correctness and punctuation.
SpeakWrite’s expert legal typists help law firms manage fluctuating workloads at peak times without taking on the cost of a full-time typist. In addition, with our speedy transcription services (we’re talking just three hours or less), we can help firms and legal departments stay on top of quick deadlines (just like the time we saved a $750,000 legal case for one of our clients).
#2 – Transcription for Law Enforcement Departments
Law enforcement needs to produce loads of transcriptions quickly and accurately. That’s why SpeakWrite’s transcriptionists work around the clock to make sure that police officers have the documentation they need to do their jobs effectively, including:
- Body cam and vehicle cam audio
- Dictated police reports
- Interviews, interrogations, and confessions
- Witness statements and testimony
- EMS and 911 communications
- Correctional facility usage
Our law enforcement transcriptionists are trained to deal with sensitive audio, understand police jargon and procedures, and produce transcripts that are ready to use in court. The example below shows how SpeakWrite’s typists pay special attention to formatting and language clarity.
Budget cuts and hiring constraints don’t have to mean out-of-control document backlogs. Our unlimited typist capacity reduces backlogs and overtime, all while helping officers regain valuable hours for more meaningful police work.
#3 – Spanish transcription and translation
Spanish transcription and translation are now among the top transcription services we provide for our partners. Not only do we provide a transcript of the original Spanish recording, but we also offer a verbatim English translation.
In this Spanish transcription example, you can easily follow the conversation between the speakers in both English and Spanish. The verbatim transcription captures the exact words spoken, including “uhs” and interruptions.
Our transcriptionists are experienced in transcribing Spanish-language conversations, interviews, hearings, and interrogations with accuracy and speed.
#4 – Transcription for financial services
Our transcriptionists are well-versed in the language of finance, allowing us to produce detailed financial transcripts. We help our clients stay on top of documents such as:
- Wealth management notes
- Portfolio and state documents
- Quarterly earning calls
- Forensic accounting documents
- Podcast transcripts
- Annual shareholder meetings
Financial transcriptions require strong attention to detail, and our typists are trained to pick up on the nuances of financial jargon. In the example below, you can see how we focus on capturing all of the details with precision and clarity.
Wealth management professionals can be confident that their data is secure with our multi-level security and encryption standards. Plus, all our typists are fully vetted with rigorous background checks and adhere to strict NDA policies.
SpeakWrite’s fast and accurate army of U.S.-based typists will ensure that critical documents are ready when needed, so you can focus on providing excellent customer service to your clients.
#5 – Transcription for therapists, counselors, and social workers
Transcription services are also handy for therapists dealing with hours of sensitive audio recordings and videos of sessions or treatment plans. Our transcriptionists understand the complexities of a wide range of mental health documents, including:
- Telehealth sessions
- Counselor diaries
- Behavioral therapy transcripts
- Therapist evaluations
- Group therapy sessions
- Case studies
We provide secure and HIPAA-compliant transcriptions for providers and ensure the highest level of accuracy so that therapists can focus on their patients. In the example below, you can see a professionally formatted transcript of a service provider’s interview that can easily be referenced later as needed.
SpeakWrite’s fast transcription services help mental health professionals and service providers stay in compliance with quick, reliable documentation. Our typists ensure that all conversations are transcribed with precision and clarity so that healthcare professionals can spend less time on documentation and more time providing the best care for their patients.
What types of content can be transcribed?
There’s a transcription solution to virtually every kind of audio or video content. SpeakWrite can transcribe everything from podcasts and video interviews to voice memos and body-camera footage for your convenience. We also offer Spanish transcription and translation solutions.
What is the turnaround time for transcription?
We understand the importance of quick turnarounds when it comes to your documents. That’s why SpeakWrite offers ready-to-use transcriptions with a three-hour turnaround time.
What are the benefits of using a transcription service like SpeakWrite?
- Professional typists with specialized knowledge in various fields
- Multi-level security and encryption for data security
- Affordable pricing and fast turnaround times
- Convenient online platform for ordering transcripts
- HIPAA-compliant transcription services for healthcare professionals.
- Accessibility for individuals with hearing impairments or language barriers
Does SpeakWrite use AI transcription software?
No. Unlike many of our competitors, SpeakWrite uses 100% US-based human typists to tackle each and every one of our transcriptions.
How do I get started with SpeakWrite?
Getting started is fast and easy. Just sign up for a membership, upload the audio or video you need to transcribe, enter your payment information, and our typists will take care of the rest. Your transcriptions will be ready within hours!
How accurate are SpeakWrite’s transcriptions?
SpeakWrite guarantees a 99%- 100% accuracy rate—higher than any AI transcription or speech-to-text software.
Is my data secure with SpeakWrite?
SpeakWrite takes the security of your data seriously. We use multiple layers of encryption to protect all transcriptions, and all of our typists sign confidentiality agreements to keep your content private and secure.
No matter what industry you work in, there is a transcription service out there that can help you. SpeakWrite is one of the few companies with expertise in multiple industries, including medicine, finance, law enforcement, and more.
We’ve helped countless professionals save time and money by providing fast, accurate transcriptions. If you’re looking for a reliable transcription service, take advantage of our free trial offer and see firsthand how SpeakWrite can help maximize your workflow.