Audio Transcription Services
Types of Transcription
Interviews Many of our customers have interviews they need transcribed, whether for academic research, broadcast television, as research for a magazine article, or witness statements in a disciplinary process. Customers include Wired Magazine, Montefiore Medical Center and Wayne State University.
Focus Groups Focus groups require a keen attention to detail, experience distinguishing speakers and understanding accents and a knack for gleaning words from context. At Wordsworth we have a great deal of experience producing high quality focus group transcripts. Our customers have included the CDC, UIC and UC Berkeley.
Conferences Between lectures, panel discussions and question and answer sections, conferences can produce a great deal of audio. We can transcribe that audio, whether for publication or internal use, and give you a written record to work with. Wordsworth has transcribed conferences for the JFK Center for the Performing Arts, Vermont Law School and the State Firemen's and Fire Marshals' Association of Texas
Broadcast/Webcast Many of our customers in the media use Wordsworth to produce transcripts of their radio programs, television shows, online video or podcasts. Customers include National Public Radio, the Department of Veteran Affairs and Vermont Public Television. Please see our closed captioning service on our formatting page if you also require captioning work.
Oral History Getting your oral history recordings in electronic format is vital in preserving them for the future. We can transcribe oral history interviews or dictated memoirs in addition to typing journals, letters or diaries. Our customers have included the Irving Public Library and a number of individuals preserving their family history.
We have yet to find a source of audio we can't transcribe. You can send us your work on CD, minicassettes, cassettes, European microcassettes, VHS, MiniDisc and DVD. We also accept digital audio files from all brands of recorders including Olympus, Sony, Panasonic, Tascam and Marantz. We can convert your files from nearly any format, including wav, mp3, real audio, dss, dvf, aiff, as well as digital video files.
You can choose the level of detail we transcribe based on your needs. Take a look at our transcription format page to see our suggested styles. We can match whatever formatting needs you have with regard to fonts, margins, page layout or file format. Whether you need your transcript ready for publication or ready for analysis in ATLAS.ti we can meet your guidelines. Send us your guidelines, or if you have no preference we will send your transcript in our standard Word format.
We work primarily in Microsoft Word, but we can deliver many other word processing formats including text, rich text format or HTML. We can create your transcript as a PDF in addition to or instead of your word processing document.
In addition we are experienced in producing transcripts for closed captioning or for 508 compliant publication on the Internet. Please see our Formatting section for more information.
Transcription Service Rates
We charge only for the amount of time required to finish your transcription project. The amount of time it takes for us to transcribe the audio varies greatly depending on the speakers, the quality of recording and the number of people speaking. However, for a typical one on one interview, the charge is $160 for each hour of audio, or $2.67 per minute. Focus groups typically take longer, depending on the number of speakers, how the group is facilitated and whether the speakers must be individually identified. A typical focus group costs $200 for transcription of an hour of audio, or $3.33 per minute.
If you have not yet recorded your audio we suggest you read our recording tips to ensure the best and cheapest transcription.
We take extra time and care with our transcripts, and we're sure you will see that in the quality of our work. We guarantee our work to be accurate and timely.
If you would like us to estimate the cost of a particular project, please contact us at one of the addresses below with the details and requirements of your audio transcription project. We are always happy to produce a sample of our work for you to judge us by.
About Wordsworth Typing and Transcription Services
Wordsworth is a cooperative business. Its partners have worked together on typing, transcription and data entry projects since October of 2000.
Thanks for your consideration,
Amanda and Ken