With the sheer volume of files that need to be transcribed, it is essential that a Transcription and Translation Practice Worksheet is using to keep all the records in order. An effective practice worksheet will make transcribing easier as well as ensure the correct documentation.
Using a practice worksheet is important because it is a tool for testing your comprehension of the material being transcribed. Most transcriptionists have a set amount of time for each section of a document and then a break, after which they are required to write down their notes. Since these notes can include errors, it is important to catch them before the transcriber hits the “go” button on the software. The ability to use an online practice worksheet to help manage and record the information obtained is extremely useful.
When using an online practice worksheet, it is also important to note that the key and correct spelling of any words or phrases used in the document is very important. Some transcriptionists take this more seriously than others and some simply do not care. For the most part, there is no right, or wrong answer but the presence of incorrect entries can be quite embarrassing when it comes to an interview or any other document that you wish to transcribe. An online practice worksheet will be able to keep the transcriptions from looking very bad as well as indicate a good grammar and spelling.
One important thing to remember when using an online practice worksheet is that the transcriptionists should be reminded not to “waste” the transcription of an audio file. When there is a lot of background noise or if the sound is unclear, it is possible to get a “lossy” file. In such cases, the transcriber should try to increase the volume of the sound, either by ear or by increasing the volume level of the sound file itself.
One last note about online practice worksheets that it is very important that you do not cross the white line dividing the paragraphs in between the rows. This practice may seem odd but is actually a common mistake. One should instead make sure that the transcriber marks the beginning and ending of each paragraph.
If you are working on a paragraph of an essay, the best practice is to begin by writing a question, then ask yourself a “yes”no” question as you finish up the paragraph. This will help avoid any “wordiness” that may occur from too many questions and is also useful for ensuring that each paragraph has a topic and logic.
The quality of the transcription is very important and an online practice worksheet is a great tool for helping with this. Keeping all the records in order and correcting any errors should be part of the daily routine for a transcriptionist, and it will help improve your skills.
Overall, a Transcription and Translation Practice Worksheet is a useful tool that should be kept in the toolbox of any transcriptionist. It will help keep the documentation orderly and will help you become a better transcriber.