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A transcription task involves listening to a recording of something and typing the contents into a document, which is then returned to the client, giving them a written record of what’s on the recording. Typically, this will be an interview – which might be something a journalist has undertaken with someone they’re writing about, or part of a study, where a researcher has interviewed subjects and needs to record their responses.


Business meetings and professional recordings can contain sensitive data; therefore, security is something a transcription company should not overlook when providing services. Betaplan Translations follows the ethical laws of confidentiality over any service.

We have been providing high-quality, trusted transcription for thousands of clients worldwide. 

Two of the professional services provided at Betaplan Translation are transcription and translation. So what’s the difference? Well, it’s clear that the words start and end the same way, but so do “expertly” and “exceedingly” and you probably know that they don’t mean the same thing. It’s what goes on in between that matters, and that’s where the difference lies. Transcription, according to Merriam-Webster, is the act of making a written, printed, or typed copy of words that have been spoken. Its origins are in the Latin verb for “to transcribe” (transcriber: trans (over) + scribere (write). Translation is the act of changing one language into another language. Its origins can be traced directly from the Latin translation.


Businesses are required to keep an accurate account of their communications and often rely on different forms of note-taking of valuable pieces of information (i.e., business meetings, interviews, or legal proceedings). Whether it’s conference calls or keynote speeches, it is helpful for businesses to have a detailed written account of information to reference at a later stage. Taking notes though is not enough: transcription is much more efficient, as it is done retroactively from the digital audio file and it captures the comprehensive account of all the details. Transcribers provide a much more accurate account than somebody who is simply taking notes, as they can go back and check the recording many times and make sure that the transcript is as good as possible.

More and more businesses have been outsourcing business transcription to transcription service providers, instead of having a staff member do the job. Outsourcing the job is much more cost-effective, as simply recording and sending out the audio file for transcription is less costly than having a staff member take notes or type out all proceedings (whether it is meetings, brainstorming sessions or interviews). Though essential, the process of converting audio files into text format can be very time-consuming, and more businesses have opted to outsource it instead of dealing with it in-house.

Here at Betaplan, transcription service providers achieve higher levels of accuracy by employing qualified business transcriptionists, who are accustomed to transcribing a variety of accents and pronunciations. Moreover, transcription services are able to handle a variety of input file formats (i.e. mp3, wav, etc.) and are able to deliver the output files in the formats specified by the customer (usually either Word documents or .TXT files).

Transcription service providers are able to streamline the process and with the help of project managers, they can lift the transcription burden from a company, which now has freed up more time to focus on its core business activities. Outsourcing also eases the burden on the IT department to have to troubleshoot, in addition to not adding any IT department maintenance costs.

Finally, outsourcing transcription can be more effective at meeting the transcription volume needed on an on-demand basis. Outsourcing transcriptions to a specialized company can better guarantee quality and speedy results, regardless of the volume at any one time. Most transcription service companies guarantee that all taped recordings will be transcribed and delivered with the same turnaround time.

We guarantee your complete and total satisfaction. Our impeccable accuracy, affordability, and personalized customer service make us one of the top leaders in the transcription services industry. You can start uploading your audio to us immediately!

You can always rely on Betaplan Translation's transcription experience, as we always do our best to help our professional linguists understand the industry and have excellent transcription results.

Betaplan’s translation services are available to and from many language pairs. Our main language pairs are Portuguese, English, French, Spanish, Italian, Dutch and German.


Our scope includes many different fields of expertise, such as technical, medical, legal, financial, business, websites, software, literary, and media, among others.


We perform transcriptions from all types and sizes of documents. Apart from our system, we use Trados, Passolo, MemoQ, and other CAT tools to provide value-added services, tailored to meet your specific needs.


Our team is ready to provide a transcription sample for your next work and we are looking forward to hearing from you soon.

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