“Lifeline has been a valued [foreign language transcription] supplier to Autonomy for many years and provides quality services.” – Autonomy Systems
Our expert multilingual transcription services have been helping researchers, insurers, solicitors and voice recognition developers with their interview and conference transcription needs since 1990. Good foreign language transcription should make sound, sense – and that’s just what ours does.
Fully reviewed for accuracy, our foreign language transcription is all by mother-tongue professional transcribers and translators. The main languages from which we’ve transcribed to date include Polish and French, Spanish, German & Italian, and Chinese, along with Greek and Russian, while Romanian, Portuguese, and Punjabi have all recently featured. We also of course transcribe from English too!
Transcription translation – in which we provide a bilingual transcript, in both the source language and English – has been delivered in Gujarati, Urdu & Bengali, as well as Mandarin Chinese, Arabic, Swedish and Dutch. A major EU contract has also needed many hours of multilingual transcription translation, in which 3 or more languages are in use at the same time. We split the different languages between the necessary transcribers and translators, then check and review the results, before compiling the whole into one document.
Most foreign language transcription services are today from digital sources (usually WAV, DSS or MP3 files) although we do still also support minicassette (C45/C60/C90) or microcassette. We’re able to convert almost all audio formats though, so don’t hesitate to ask us if you need something else!
A transcript or transcript translation needed for use in court or for an investigation will often need to be certified. That’s why we also offer fully-certified multilingual transcription services, most commonly asked for by our legal and insurance clients. Certification legally “approves” a foreign language transcription for this kind of use.
Some more detail on certification is on this page, along with the other principal legal forms.
“… we’ve been consistently pleased by the quality and presentation of material, and by the reliable service and delivery. They have been most helpful and flexible. I’ve no hesitation in recommending them.” – Virage Softsound
Thanks guys! – and HERE’s some case studies from our wider portfolio.