So how much does it cost to have an audio recording transcribed?
You have a 15 minute audio recording that you need transcribed – so that should only take 15 minutes to type up? Wrong!
In fact we speak 4 times faster than we can type so a 15 minute recording will actually take at least 1 hour to transcribe (plus 15minutes to proof). Other factors which can increase the transcription time are:
- the quality of the recording
- the clarity of the speakers
- the subject matter
- the number of attendees
- style and format
There are several ways to price the transcription, including:
- per audio minute
(clear precise pricing for the client)
- per hour
(relying on transcriptionist to produce work in a timely manner)
- per word/paragraph/page
(factors such as font size, page format, etc. will affect final price for client)
At VPA-NI we use the ‘per audio minute’ method to price up all work. This ensures that each client knows exactly what the final price will be – not a vague hourly estimate.
If you would like to find out more about the audio transcription service
please call Heather on 07796 570850.