OutScribe began as a start-up in 2004. Brendan (my husband) created the website and I (Christina) populated it with data. I was also the administrator, day-to-day manager, transcriptionist, accounts department and director. He was the IT techie and director. We made a great team, and still do.
We went with the online route even though a lot of other transcription businesses in those days were still using cassettes (mini and/or micro). We decided to focus on the future of digital recordings and provide clients with a secure online interface for their audio files. It saved them time and bother, and eliminated the need to post valuable data, as reliable as Australia Post could be.
In our humble beginnings, our office was in our rumpus room in Hallett Cove where we could see magnificent sunsets over the water. Now we have offices in the beautiful and spacious greenery of Adelaide Hills; so we have migrated from beach to bush.
From just the two of us OutScribe has enjoyed growth every year and there are four directors (all Pike family) and two managers. Our family has grown as well and my duties now include homeschooling our daughter and son.
Medical specialists, lawyers, barristers, financial consultants, academics and government departments are among OutScribe’s clients. They upload audio files easily to OutScribe’s Australian servers and transcriptionists complete the work accurately and to deadline. The system we have developed ensures security and confidentiality, as well as the very important factors of being easily navigated and utilised.
For 14 years, OutScribe has proudly promoted itself as a wholly Australian family-owned and run business. It is our fervent desire to continue to grow OutScribe and support the Australian economy. We thank our past, present and future clients for your support and for choosing to use OutScribe.