Transcription Rates

 

At 1-888-TYPE-IT-UP we understand every client is unique just like every transcript is. That's why we encourage you to call, email or live chat to discuss your project. We pride ourselves on responding to emails ASAP the same day, and our 100% U.S.-based transcription services team answers the phones during and after regular business hours. Better yet, you'll be relieved to know our transcription rates allow you to make our pricing work for you.

Unlike other transcription services we offer three levels of service: Draft, Premium and Ultra. While it may be impossible to satisfy everyone, our unique three-tier approach has allowed us to cater to a variety of clients, from billion-dollar corporations to financially strapped college students.

Our three-tier transcription rates acknowledge that everyone has different abilities to pay and everyone has different needs and purposes for their transcripts.

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For the budget-conscious, our draft transcripts offer one-pass draft transcription comparable to other transcription companies' services. Like our competitors, draft transcripts offer 98 percent accuracy with professionally recorded audio involving one to two speakers. Accuracy rates may be lower if audio quality is poor and/or your recordings involve three or more speakers. With draft transcripts, one hour of audio typically requires a full workday (eight hours) to transcribe. 

Why choose our affordable draft transcripts over our competitors'? We transcribe exclusively in the United States, allowing for higher accuracy rates even at the draft level.

For high-performance professionals, our premium and ultra transcripts deliver the highest-quality product unavailable from other transcription companies. In fact, nearly all of our clients are those who were unhappy and frustrated with the poor quality of work they received from other transcription services.

Premium transcripts guarantee 99 percent accuracy, and ultra transcripts guarantee 99.9 percent accuracy. With poor or difficult audio, less than 99 to 99.9 percent of your recordings may be audible, but our premium and ultra transcription services offer free re-reviews even in cases of difficult-audio quality. Our competitors only provide free re-reviews with good-quality audio, but our premium and ultra transcripts provide the peace of mind you need for your most important projects.

With premium transcripts, one hour of audio typically requires a full workday (eight hours) to transcribe and a half workday (four hours) to proofread word for word against the audio. With ultra transcripts, one hour of audio requires a full workday (eight hours) to transcribe, a half workday (four hours) to proofread word for word against the audio and another half workday (four hours) to proofread against the audio a second time. 

Our flexible, three-tier pricing is part of our commitment to making our service fully customizable by the client, a commitment we take very seriously by offering more special features, turnaround times and time code options than any other transcription company. Below is a preview of all of the customizable options we offer.


 TURNAROUND TIME OPTIONS

One Month

Three Weeks

Two Weeks

One Week

96 Hours

72 Hours

48 Hours

24 Hours

Fastest*

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Our fastest transcription service delivers your transcripts same day, on holidays and even overnight.

Please contact us via live chat, email or phone for a turnaround and price estimate for our fastest service.

 

SPECIAL TRANSCRIPTION FEATURES

Bold/Unbold Format

2-Speaker Identification

3+ Speaker Identification

CD and DVD Extraction

Certification

Closed Captioning

Crew Omission

Dial-In Dictation

Difficult Audio

EHR / EMR

Excel Format

Gender Identification

Interviewer Omission

On-Screen Text Transcription

Paper Copies

Scene Descriptions

Secure Stream

Spanish

True Verbatim (uhs, ums, stutters, etc.)

Video

Other Special Formatting: Contact Us!

 TIME STAMPS / TIME CODE

Every 10 Seconds

Every 15 Seconds

Every 20 Seconds

Every 30 Seconds

Every 1 Minute

Every 2 Minutes

Every 3 Minutes

Every 4 Minutes

Every 5 Minutes

Every 10 Minutes

Every 15 Minutes

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Unlike many other transcription companies, we offer all types of time code, including:

  • Burnt-in (visible on screen) time code
  • Elapsed time code, which starts at 0:00:00.0. 
  • Linear (audible) time code
  • Embedded (metadata) time code

*Our fastest transcription service offers same-day, holiday and even overnight turnaround. Unlike other transcription services, we do not have a cut-off time for our fastest service.

^Unlike other transcription services, we transcribe WebEx files, BrightTALK streams, Wistia streams, county/city/state government audio/video streams and other streams on secure sites that block software capture. The secure stream recording surcharge does not apply to videos on YouTube, Vimeo, etc.

^^Unlike other transcription companies that typically convert video files to MP3s prior to assigning them to their transcriptionists, we transcribe directly from the video, which results in higher quality and accuracy through visibility of on-screen text and graphics, increased contextual understanding and verifiable speaker identification.

Is there a minimum charge?  

We are more than happy to transcribe short files. Like many other transcription companies, our accounting system bills in five-minute increments with a weekday minimum charge of 15 recorded minutes or $50, whichever is greater. For weekend orders we bill in five-minute increments with a weekend minimum charge of 15 recorded minutes or $100, whichever is greater. This accounts for the time required for downloading your audio or video, assigning and uploading the file to the transcriptionist, setting up the transcript document, transcribing the file, assigning the resulting transcript to a transcript editor, editing the file, invoicing the file and delivering the transcript to you upon completion.


NOTE-TAKING SERVICES

EMAIL OR CALL FOR RATES

Budget Notes

Live Notes (Remote/Off-Site)

Live Notes (On-Site)


SPANISH TRANSCRIPTION RATES

Three-Business-Day Turnaround

One-Pass Transcription: $5 per sound minute

Two-Pass Transcription: $6 per sound minute

 

Two-Business-Day Turnaround

One-Pass Transcription: $6 per sound minute

Two-Pass Transcription: $8 per sound minute

 

SPANISH TRANSCRIPTION AND CAPTIONING RATES

Six-Business-Day Turnaround

$6 per sound minute

 

SPANISH AUDIO TRANSLATION RATES

Standard Turnaround

One-Pass Translation: $11 per sound minute

Two-Pass Translation: $15 per sound minute

 

Rush Turnaround

One-Pass Translation: $14 per sound minute

Two-Pass Translation: $20 per sound minute

 

Delivery occurs by 9 p.m. ET on the selected business day. 

For Spanish orders we must receive your file(s) and payment by 4 p.m. ET for all turnaround times.

For files and payments received after this cut-off time, delivery will move to 9 p.m. ET the next business day.


OTHER FOREIGN LANGUAGE TRANSCRIPTION SERVICES

Six-Business-Day Turnaround (per hour of sound)

Romance Languages (French, Italian, Portuguese): $9 per sound minute

European Languages (German, Dutch, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Polish): $10 per sound minute


AUDIO TRANSLATION SERVICES AND SUBTITLING SERVICES

Romance Languages

French

Italian

Portuguese

Spanish

 

European Languages

Danish

Dutch

German

Norwegian

Polish

Swedish

 

Other Languages

Arabic

Chinese

Farsi

Haitian Creole

Hebrew

Hindi

Indonesian

Japanese

Korean

Mandarin

Russian

Swahili

 

Unlike many other transcription companies, we offer audio translation and foreign language transcription for all of the above languages. Subtitling for videos is also available. Please email support@1888typeitup.com or call 1-888-TYPE-IT-UP (1-888-897-3488) for rates.


OTHER DOCUMENT SERVICES

Copywriting: $0.20 to $1 per word

Editing: $0.06 to $0.15 per word

Proofreading: $0.02 to $0.05 per word

Text-to-Text Transcription: from $6 per page


What are your customer support hours?

Our business hours are 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. ET,
but we always have a manager (not an answering service!)
ready to answer your call after business hours.

We pride ourselves on offering 24/7/365 support
that ensures we reach anyone
who needs a transcription company
that's crazy about quality service.