We are a Chicago-based boutique transcription firm serving clients throughout the U.S.,
including film, video and radio producers, corporations, advertising, marketing, law and
publishing firms, conference planners, universities, museums, nonprofit organizations,
law enforcement agencies, and more. We offer a wide range of transcription and editing
services, as well as time-coded transcripts for the audiovisual/creative community.
Our owner, Beth Hunter, is a licensed, nonpracticing attorney, writer, editor, composer
and artist. After a professional career in the areas of law and publishing, Beth worked
in transcription before starting her own firm. The word "Master" is imbedded in our company
name because we consider ourselves masters at the English language, and at carefully conveying
speech to text. This is a rarity in our line of business. And we would wager that Beth is the only
owner of a transcription company with a law degree and a perfect score on the English section
of the GMATs.
We are extremely selective in hiring our transcriptionists. We work only with the rare
individual who demonstrates a virtual black belt in English. In this respect, we are quite
different from the average transcription company.
Typically, our transcriptionists have advanced degrees, are intelligent and widely read,
have worked for many years in a professional capacity, and possess uncommonly strong English
and grammatical skills. They also are fast and accurate typists, demonstrate familiarity
with a great variety of subjects, and are able to spell most technical and rarified terms
without having to refer to a dictionary.
Benefits to Our Clients
The benefits to our clients of having such skilled transcriptionists are manifold. Most
obviously, the quality of our transcripts is very high. A less obvious but equally important
benefit is that we do not charge a premium for transcribing what other transcription outfits
call "specialized subject matter." No subject matter is "specialized" here. Our work has
covered the gamut in subject matter, and we haven't been stumped yet. So bring it on!