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Have you ever noticed how many regional accents you come across in the UK? Compared to other countries, we have a huge variety of accents, with wildly different variants springing up in towns often just a few miles apart. Take London – in the capital alone, you’ll...read more
For many thousands of years of human history, we had absolutely no way of recording voices and sound for posterity. In fact, we didn’t even start writing things down until 3200BC, when people in Mesopotamia (modern day Iraq) created the earliest writing system– the...read more
For the past 25 years, it’s been a major research goal in the field of computer science to build an artificial intelligence (AI) that’s capable of accurate language recognition. It’s clear that huge strides have been made, with developments in machine learning and...read more
In case you haven't heard, the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is coming in May 2018, and it has important implications for how organisations handle confidential data. It also affects how we communicate with you and means you need to take action...read more
Minimum 2 years conversational transcription experience required We don't recruit on a casual or ad-hoc basis; this role is permanent and indefinite. McGowan Transcriptions are recruiting for both full-time and part-time professional transcribers who are specialists...read more
We encounter a variety of recordings in the course of our day – some are audio files, some are videos, some are recorded indoors, some outside or in large public spaces. We have interviews that are recorded as one-to-one, face-to-face conversations and also tele...read more
Where has 2017 gone?! It was McGowan Transcriptions' 24th year, and what a memorable year it has been. To sum up: there have been challenges, there have been opportunities; we've welcomed new additions to the team as we've waved goodbye to others; we've even had some...read more
Not to blow our own trumpets, but we at McGowan Transcriptions are known for being super-speedy transcribers (well, so our clients keep telling us, anyway!). I mean, you'd hope we would be after 24 years in this business, wouldn't you?! What you might not know about...read more
Outsourcing transcription services to a professional company is a smart choice, especially when you don't have in-house expertise. Transcription is an expensive skill set - just think about the wages, benefits, and all the overhead costs of a dedicated audio...read more
Those of you who have been around for as long as I have will definitely remember when the internet became such an important part of our working lives and particularly whilst working at McGowan Transcriptions. Even whilst writing this blog, I have just nipped online to...read more
We work hard at McGowan Transcriptions to ensure that our work is of a very high standard and we also liaise closely with our clients in order to meet their deadlines and exceed expectations. Recently, we had a short, sharp lesson in the way another transcription...read more
The fact that I have worked for Joe for many, many years, I believe speaks volumes. In fact, I’ve only just realised that this will actually be my 20th year!! Time flies as they say. I cannot deny that I did struggle at the beginning having never done this type of...read more