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Read our blog and stay updated with news as well as tips and tricks regarding digital transcription services.

What Does Your Accent Say About You?

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...

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Audio Recording Through the Ages (Infographic)

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...

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The Limitations of Machine Learning for Transcription

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...

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What is the GDPR and why does it matter?

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...

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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...

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Recording Guidelines eBook

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...

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Looking back on 2017

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...

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Thank You Internet

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...

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Smoke & Mirrors – Lesson Learned

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...

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