Our research often involves interviews with one or more people, focus groups for example. Recording and transcribing these interviews and discussions allows the interviewer or facilitator to concentrate fully on the interview and not rely solely on notes made during the process.
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I wanted to use a company that had an office in Cape Town, or at least in South Africa, because many of the people I have been interviewing are in the Cape. While Way With Words has transcribers all around the world, I know they also have many excellent transcribers familiar with South African accents and place names.
Judith Stirling, a researcher at the Centre for Research & Implementation of Clinical Practice / International Lymphoedema Framework in London, has been a client of Way With Words Transcription for several years now. Here, Judith speaks about her organisation, her need for transcription, and her satisfaction with Way With Words Transcription
Petra de Koker, a researcher at the University of Cape Town, involved in the PREPARE project, has been a client of Way With Words Transcription for quite some time now. Here, Petra speaks about the University of Cape Town, her PREPARE project, her need for transcription, and her satisfaction with Way With Words Transcription.
You’ve got to listen to your client, design creative solutions, construct a realistic budget, plan perfectly and execute flawlessly. Simple! … I tell them that I have elves who wait for the last person to leave the office and turn out the lights, then they burst out in a Disney-style whirl of stardust and magically transcribe my interviews.