You don’t know it but we do: If you call 10 Transcription services right now that you found in a search engine, at least HALF will send your precious media overseas. There are two risks with that: First, it might just end up on the internet or youtube as laws in foreign countries are very different from those domestically which truly protect intellectual property on a much higher level. Many overseas nations simply pirate media, CD’s, music, movies and anything else they can get their hands on.
China does it openly and even Britain’s laws are quite different. Why risk it? This is your precious, creative material. Send it to a company like ours that has transcribers either based directly in our office or, at worst, under contract and strictly in the United States. Many of our competitors simply have a U.S. based phone number and perhaps even a domestic address, but that’s NOT where it will end up. Be careful! The second risk when you send your media to a “company” that has overseas transcribers in India or the Philippines is a basic understanding of the language. Being able to speak the language doesn’t mean you understand all of the subtle idiosyncrasies, analogies, idioms, humor, allegories and countless hidden meanings buried beneath the surface. It’s not the WORDS, it’s what they MEAN. Choose your transcription company wisely just as you would anything else.
http://www.bbb.org/sanjose/business-reviews/employment-training/transcription-studio-in-glendale-ca-100081162 Even though we have not sought accreditation with the bureau, they have still rated us highly due to 3 factors:
Many transcription companies you will find on the internet may not even have a U.S. based address and, even if they do, they may not operate in an office or secure location. Why does that matter? Why does confidentiality matter? We love kids too, and have them ourselves, but they don’t have access to our secure computers, files, transcripts or your media. Nor do their friends. Why? We keep it SEPARATE. We have an office. That office has security. GO TO GOOGLE EARTH below, type in any address. Here’s ours: 2267 Honolulu Ave, Suite 2, Montrose, CA 91020. http://www.google.com/earth/explore/products/