Who needs a transcriptionist? Instead of asking who needs a transcriptionist, maybe you should ask, “Who doesn’t need a transcriptionist?”
You can probably name some businesses that use transcriptionists off the top of your head. Lawyers constantly use legal transcriptionists to transcribe depositions, meetings, etc. Think about it; what is a court reporter? They are just another form of transcriptionist. Large businesses use transcription all the time to document board meetings, discussions with business partners, or proposals to clients. Governments use transcription services for just about every public speech made.
Someone might say, “I’m a mechanic. I have absolutely no use for a transcriptionist.” As a mechanic, have you ever thought of using YouTube to advertise your business? It’s currently a popular way for people to advertise their businesses. A transcript of your videos can help you immensely. Not only does it help Google search for your material, it can help a deaf or hard of hearing person find your business. That’s another potential customer that most businesses don’t target.
Maybe you’re a contractor. Do you meet with potential customers throughout the day? Do they tell you about the changes they would like to make to their home or business? Have you ever thought of recording these meetings so that you can remember what materials they would like to use and what changes they would like to make? If that recording is transcribed, you will have a written list of what materials you will need and what work you will have to complete when you write your bid. You don’t have to spend the time listening to the entire recording, and time is money.
These are just a couple of cases where transcription can help your business. What do you do, and, as a transcriptionist, what can I do for you?