Interview Transcription

Interview TranscriptionPeople use transcription services for various reasons in their personal and business lives. For some of those people, they use them for their interviews. Whether you are a writer who is doing research for a book, a reporter or journalist working on a hot story, or a researcher gathering information for your study, the information gathered in your interviews are vital. That information is later used to write up your stories or reports and you want to ensure that you have all the necessary information.

One benefit of transcribing your interviews is sometimes it could be hard to hear what’s being said in the audio file, whether it’s you or someone else listening to the file. A transcription copy easily provides the necessary information needed. Another benefit is easy access to the information. With a digital copy of your interview, it’s easy to search for specific phrases or words discussed in your interview. A third benefit is saving time. Be honest, sometimes the simplest conversation transcript can take a long time to complete due to the accuracy being required.

Lastly, you may not have the tools at your disposal to accurately transcribe your interview. Depending on your location at the time, there could be background noise that needs to be filtered out in order to hear everything. Imagine your local Starbucks and all the coffeehouse noises that go on throughout the store. Another aspect is there could be more than one or two people speaking in the interview and you need to be able to accurately distinguish between the voices. Think of a focus group being interviewed and sometimes there may be people talking over each other trying to be heard. That’s where a professional transcription service can come in.

A good quality transcription of your interview can be hard to come by. You could do it yourself or have someone on your team do it, but having professionals take care of it for you not only saves you time, but provides you with satisfaction and peace of mind. You have the assurance that it’s been done right and that nothing has been missed.

Many companies out there offer you accuracy and are willing to transcribe audio with background noise and multiple speakers. The downside is that many of them charge extra for background noise and will charge you per speaker. With Scribie, you pay a flat rate for audio with background noise and multiple speakers. That’s right, Scribie won’t charge you more for an audio file that may be tougher than normal audio. Consider Scribie for all your interview transcription needs and have the peace of mind that you deserve. Start uploading your files now!

Cost For Transcription Services

Transcription Costs Scribie

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What Should You Pay For Transcription?

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Pricing for Audio/Video Transcription at Scribie

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Turnaround Time
Price Per Audio Minute
Budget (5 Days)
$0.50
Regular (36 Hours)
$1.25
Rush (12 Hours)
$2.50

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Services Included/Excluded
Option
Additional Charge
Audio time-coding
Included
BITC
$0.50/minute
Speaker tracking
Included
Word Document
Included
Multiple Speakers
Included
Non-American Accent
$0.50/minute
Noisy Background
$0.50/minute
Strict Verbatim
$0.50/minute
Non-default formatting
$0.50 – $1.00/minute
Subtitle File
$0.50/minute
High Difficulty Level
$0.50/minute – $2.00/minute

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Average Transcription Prices

You find yourself with audio or video from work, school, a seminar, or a meeting, but you do not have time to type up the notes yourself. You may be wondering what are your options. That is where a transcription service comes in. If you do a Google search, however, you may find yourself a little overwhelmed with all the different companies and prices.

How much should you expect to pay for services?

The industry standard varies from $1 to $1.50 per audio minute, with some companies charging per speaking person. You have a price, but what do you get for that price? Some places may only offer quality with no guaranteed turnaround time. Others will provide a minimum 98% accuracy, but the turnaround times vary. Some services will have a standard turnaround time of 3 to 5 business days, others a turnaround time of 2 to 3 business days, and yet a few will have a 24-hour turnaround for audio or video transcription and 48-hour turnaround for video caption or subtitles.

What about multiple speakers, accents, or bad audio?

You may have multiple speakers, speakers with accents, noise in the background or need language translation; the industry offers a variety of additional services for a fee. Services in the industry will charge an extra $.10 to $.25 per audio minute for time-stamps, time-codes, background noise, light accents, digitizing, and technical terminology. The charge for having your file transcribed verbatim can run from $.25 to $.30 per audio minute.

If you have audio with heavy background noise or strong accents, you can be charged $.50 to .$75 per audio minute. Foreign language transcription can set you back an additional $1 per audio minute.

If you have multiple speakers in your audio, some in the industry charge a fee per speaker. The starting rate can be $.25 a person per audio minute up to 3 speakers and $.50 a person per audio minute for 4 speakers. The price is can be capped at 5+ speakers at an additional $.50 per audio minute.

Turnaround times make a big difference

If you need things in a certain time frame, be prepared to pay extra for speed. Fast turnarounds in the industry are typically over a 24 to 48 hour time period. If you need a turnaround time of 48 hours, expect a standard fee of $.75 per audio minute. For a 24 hour turnaround, the fee can be $1.25 per audio minute and same day service charges can be $1.50 per audio minute.

With all these fees, it is nice to know that a few companies may offer discounts for academic, non-profit, religious and volume transcripts.

In Summary

As you can see, no matter your needs, those fees and extra charges can really add up. You are the only one who can determine what’s best for you. Regardless, you cannot go wrong with Scribie. If you are flexible with time, you can get your files done in 3 – 5 days as little as $0.75/min . Need it a little faster? Rates for 24 hours is only $0.90/min and $1.75/min for express services completed in 8-12 hours.

The best part is that Scribie includes word documents, time-coding, multiple speakers, and speaker tracking in the pricing. That’s right – unlike their competitors, you don’t pay extra for those things. The next time you are in the need of transcription services, think of Scribie first.

Start uploading your files and get high-quality transcription within the timeframe that you choose.

 

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