Just as Verbal Ink helps our customers tell their stories, press releases help Verbal Ink tell our story. Here are some of the most recent times that we've been featured in the news:
Verbal Ink Announces Translation Services for Over Twenty Languages
Verbal Ink, an industry leader in online transcription services, now offers translation services for over twenty different languages, including Spanish, Russian, Arabic, and Japanese. Verbal Ink is unique in that it is one of the few companies that features audio translation, in which a spoken audio file in one language is transcribed in a different language, as well as the more typical document translation. The complete list of languages offered for translation by Verbal Ink can be found on the company's website.
“At a fundamental level, Verbal Ink’s transcription services have always been about helping people communicate,” said JR Wurster, founder and CEO of Verbal Ink. “By expanding our services to include audio and document translation, we’re helping businesses reach new audiences. We’re also making it easier for people to share their stories and find a common bond across cultures and languages.”
Verbal Ink’s translation services are provided by actual human translators, not machine or software-based translation systems. This ensures that the nuances, colloquialisms, and turns of phrase present in the original text remain intact in the translated text. Also, Verbal Ink’s entire team of translators is U.S.-based. Benefits from this approach include heightened data security, since the translation work is never outsourced overseas, and stronger project communication, as all translators have native-level fluency in both English and the language that they specialize in translating, allowing for excellent project communication.
Verbal Ink Launches New Website: Enhanced User Experience, New Services
Verbal Ink, an industry leader in online transcription services, recently unveiled its sleek new website. With streamlined navigation and a contemporary feel, the redesigned website is even more user-friendly than its predecessor. The site's new offerings include how-to guides, articles on the state of the transcription industry, and an expanded range of services including audio translation and writing services.
"The new site looks amazing and does a great job of telling our story," said JR Wurster, founder and CEO of Verbal Ink. "Over the last nine years, we've accumulated so much firsthand knowledge about transcription. One of our goals with the redesign
Wurster continued: "Many of our customers may be working with a transcription company for the first time. By posting what we've learned about how to get a great-sounding interview recording, or why transcripts are critical for search engine visibility, we're really helping them do their best work and make a great impression. Also, the new site is also even faster and easier to use. That's a great fit with our company mission of making life simpler."
Verbal Ink, iRadeo Announce Partnership
Verbal Ink Transcription Services is pleased to announce its partnership with iRadeo. Both Southern California-based companies provide tools for capturing and sharing their clients’ ideas. iRadeo allows its users to host broadcasting of podcasts on their very own Internet radio stations; Verbal Ink then transcribes those podcasts, or any other types of audio files, into search engine friendly text files.
Podcasting is a great way to instantly share one’s ideas with an interested audience. Originally viewed as “audio blogs,” today’s podcasts include interviews, live event reporting, tutorials and training, and even new product marketing. Since search engines don’t “read” or understand audio content, podcast transcription is highly important. Transcribed podcasts expand the podcaster’s reach online, increase accessibility, and serve as a useful reference tool for listeners.
“We are excited to partner with Verbal Ink, the leading transcription service provider in the industry, to offer our customers the next level of radio streaming solutions,” said iRadeo’s founders. Verbal Ink founder and CEO JR Wurster added, “This partnership is a natural fit. We look forward to continuing to explore new ways of helping people tell their stories and share their experiences.”
iRadeo is an all-in-oneradio streaming platform that allows its users to start an online radio station, publish a podcast, or share their audio online. Their dedicated Internet radio stations allow podcasters to customize templates, receive advertising revenue, and review station analytics. The iRadeo player can be fully customized and embedded within any website or shared through social media.
Verbal Ink Offsets 100% of 2012 Electricity Usage with Renewable Energy Credits
Verbal Ink Transcription Services is pleased to announce that it is offsetting one hundred percent of its 2012 electricity usage with Green-e Certified American Wind credits. These renewable energy credits (RECs) will allow Verbal Ink to offset approximately 200,000 kilowatt hours of electricity. Verbal Ink’s efforts will have an expected environmental impact equivalent to planting 750 trees.
“Our commitment to renewable energy reduces Verbal Ink’s environmental impact, promotes cleaner air, and reduces dependency on fossil fuels,” said JR Wurster, founder and CEO of Verbal Ink. “It also encourages the growth of American renewable energy companies, leading to more jobs and increased innovation.” Because voluntary buyers of RECs have purchased more renewable energy than states and other compliance buyers, companies like Verbal Ink are a crucial component in expanding domestic renewable energy production.
In an atmosphere of increased scrutiny of domestic renewable energy producers, Renewable Choice Energy offers businesses the opportunity to purchase grid-sourced renewable energy from high-quality, certified renewable facilities. Since 2009, Verbal Ink has purchased RECs to offset all of its electricity usage. “Our purchase of wind credits through Renewable Choice Energy is one more way for us to help improve our community and help better conditions on a national level. Verbal Ink is always happy to explore opportunities that are congruent with our philosophy of sustainable growth.”
Verbal Ink Announces Sponsorship of FailCon 2011
Verbal Ink, one of the leading providers of transcription services in the industry, is pleased to announce its sponsorship of FailCon 2011. FailCon is a one-day conference, to be held in San Francisco on October 24th, 2011. The conference gathers technology entrepreneurs, investors, developers, and designers and allows them to study their failures and prepare for success.
“I was very intrigued when I first heard about FailCon,” said JR Wurster, Verbal Ink’s Founder and CEO. “At most events, people just talk about their successes. It’s really rare - and refreshing - to have a conference where the attendees are encouraged to share and embrace their mistakes.” "We are super excited to be partnering with Verbal Ink this year,” added Diane Loviglio, FailCon’s associate producer. “Our attendees will get to learn from their team, and three of our startup demo companies will win Verbal Ink transcription service gift packages.”
Real entrepreneurs have to deal with - and recover from - failure. Since its beginning in 2009, FailCon has provided firsthand insights into how key tech industry figures have dealt with startup troubles, recovered, and maintained a positive and energetic attitude. This year’s conference is expected to reach over 600 attendees in three different cities; confirmed speakers include Katherine Barr, a partner at Mohr Davidow Ventures, and Adriana Gardella, Business Journalist and Blogger, NYTimes.com. To learn more about FailCon, please visit http://www.thefailcon.com.
Verbal Ink Unveils LOST Candidate Wall
Last August, over 1000 lots of props from the hit ABC series LOST were auctioned off to memorabilia collectors and fans of the show. Auction items included a Volkswagen van, pieces of airplane wreckage, and a copy of the pilot script that was signed by show co-creators J. J. Abrams and Damon Lindelof. JR Wurster, founder and CEO of Verbal Ink, was one of the auction attendees. While most of his purchases that evening could be taken back to Verbal Ink’s headquarters by car, one item required substantially more work: an eighteen foot wide, nine foot tall cave wall.
The cave wall features the names and numbers of people that were considered candidates for the island. This may not mean much to people that never watched the show, but dedicated LOST fans understand the crucial role that the wall played in the sixth and final season. Says Mr. Wurster, “In one sense, the wall represented the importance of finding the right person for the right job. One of the many amazing themes of this show was the sense of destiny that each person has and the self-imposed barriers they often have to accept in order to achieve that destiny.”
Following months of planning and preparation, the wall was installed at Verbal Ink’s Santa Monica office last week. The delivery and installation process took several hours to complete, with a large team of movers, glassworkers to remove the office doors and window panels, and a 35 ton crane with a 94 foot boom. “Naturally, we wanted to preserve the significance of what this piece of LOST history represents, so we left the actual wall itself untouched. For the unfinished side, we had dry erase and cork boards custom-installed. We’re excited to have such a meaningful piece of this show as a centerpiece for our office and a vehicle for allowing our team to dream and have fun.”
Founded in 2003, Verbal Ink is one of the country's leading providers of transcription services. With numerous clients worldwide and an extensive staff of highly trained transcriptionists, Verbal Ink guarantees that its transcripts will have at least a 98% accuracy rate. The company handles thousands of transcription projects each year, including academic transcription and market research transcription. Additionally, Verbal Ink offers translation services, copywriting, proofreading, and editing. All work is performed in the United States by native English speakers as Verbal Ink does not outsource any jobs overseas.