Global Lingo, a London based language company, have launched a Linkedin Group specifically for people working in the Transcription industry. This includes professional transcribers working in English and other languages, as well as people using these vital services – Lawyers, Courts, Public Sector clients and a myriad of other organisations.

It’s difficult to ascertain how many professional transcribers there are in the UK and the rest of the world – mainly because it’s a hidden profession. However, it’s also one that the economy relies on heavily.

We started this group to give a voice to the profession of transcription and to encourage more people to look at a career as a transcriber. Transcription is varied and hugely interesting. One day you’ll be working on court proceedings, the next you could be producing minutes from a business meeting, and the day after that, transcribing a press conference. We want to provide a forum for discussion, help, training, and of course more work, said Andrew Trotter, Global Lingo’s owner.

Andrew continued, Business and the Public Sector are relying more and more on transcription services, especially during the recession. In the downturn they’re finding that they don’t have as many internal staff to take minutes at meetings and press conferences etc. So they’ve turned to outsourcing these services, and they’ve found that this is not only more cost effective than having full time staff but also more accurate and timely, as the outsourced staff are professionals.

Joining the group is free and easy: by just visiting this link, transcribers, transcription users and customers can instantly join the group.

Global Lingo are a specialist Transcription, Minute taking, Translation and Interpreting company who provide a wide range of organisations with accurate records of their meetings and events as well as professional translation and interpreting services.