Cantonese Transcription Services
Normally, when people talk about “the Chinese language,” they’re referring to Mandarin, the official language of China and Taiwan with more than 900 million native speakers. But in fact, “Chinese” isn’t a language—rather, it’s a language family of several related languages. Though Mandarin accounts for more than two-thirds of all speakers of Chinese languages, another major player is Cantonese, the language of Hong Kong and Macao. At TranscriptionServices.com, we’re proud to offer transcription services for Cantonese, which is entirely mutually unintelligible with Mandarin.
Work With the World’s Greatest Cantonese Transcriptionists
Cantonese may not be as big as Mandarin, but with more than 84 million native speakers, it’s a massive language with huge reach. It’s the official language of Hong Kong and Macao, both economic powerhouses, and it’s also spoken widely in the Chinese province of Guangdong, home to the famed city of Shenzhen. Cantonese is also widely spoken in overseas Chinese communities around the world, making it a powerful language. Our transcriptionists come from all over China, Hong Kong, Macao, and Chinese communities the world over, representing the best the world has to offer in Cantonese transcription services.
Cantonese is generally written in Traditional Chinese, although Cantonese speakers in Guangdong often use Standard Chinese instead. But it’s not just the characters that differ—Cantonese is an entirely different language from Mandarin, with different vocabulary and grammar, which means written Cantonese may feature characters that aren’t used in Mandarin at all. Our Cantonese transcriptionists take these intricacies of Cantonese into account, tailoring their services to match your needs. Whether your audio or video clip (or handwritten note!) deals with business, academia, entertainment, or another domain, we have the right Cantonese transcriptionist for your project.
Using Technology to Make Even Better Cantonese Transcripts
Our goal is to provide you with the best Cantonese transcription services possible, and that entails not just accuracy but also flexibility, speed, and affordability. That’s why we’re so excited about the potential of AI transcription technology. It’s nowhere near precise enough to use on its own, but when we have our trained Cantonese transcriptionists pore over the output of a speech recognition program, we can produce high-quality and accurate transcripts faster and cheaper, saving you time and money. But we understand that some clients would prefer a purely human approach to their transcript—which is why we let you decide which option you prefer.
Language is inherently elastic, ever changing and evolving, and it’s hard for a program to keep up with all the new slang. Idioms and colloquialisms can also trip up software, as can nonstandard accents and technical language. But our Cantonese transcriptionists are specially trained to deal with all these linguistic challenges. We know the ins and outs of Cantonese—from different dialects and slang terms to technical jargon in a wide range of fields. So, don’t worry about the various idiosyncrasies of your Cantonese recording—our diverse team of experts has you covered.
Customize Your Cantonese Transcription to Your Liking
One of the trickiest aspects of the Chinese languages is their complex logographic writing system, which combines thousands of unique characters that represent ideas rather than sounds. Though Cantonese is usually written in Traditional Chinese, we offer transcription services in both Traditional and Simplified Chinese characters, and we can transcribe your file into Standard Chinese or pure written Cantonese, depending on your preferences. Perhaps you’d prefer a Latin-based orthography—in that case, we can transcribe your Cantonese recording into pinyin, with or without the diacritics (tone markers) accompanying it. If you have other requests, let us know—we’re dedicated to accommodating our clients’ unique needs.
Some clients prefer their transcript translated into English, and if that’s you, all you have to do is tell us. We can deliver your transcript in Cantonese (written in various ways) or in English—or both! And if your recording presents particular difficulties—say, a lot of background noise or multiple speakers—don’t fret. Our transcriptionists have the experience and skills to navigate issues like these, so we can always guarantee a high-quality transcript.
When you order a Cantonese transcript from TranscriptionServices.com, you can be sure you’re getting the best in transcription services. Our team takes into account accuracy, customizability, speed, and cost, weighing the elements differently depending on your individual needs. The result is a specially tailored Cantonese transcript that fits your specifications, helping you advance in business, academia, the arts, or any other domain.
If you’re ready to get started with your Cantonese transcription project, send us your audio recording or video file, whether you’re in Hong Kong, Macao, Shenzhen, Guangzhou, New York City, Los Angeles, Toronto, Vancouver, Sydney, or any other city around the world!