ABOUT OUR TRANSCRIPTION RATES
At 1-888-TYPE-IT-UP we understand every client is unique just like every transcript is. That's why our transcription rates best other transcription services by allowing 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.
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
Fastest*: Call for Rates
SPECIAL TRANSCRIPTION FEATURES
Bold/Unbold Format: No Additional Charge!
2-Speaker Identification: + $0.25 per minute
3+ Speaker Identification: + $1 per minute
CD / DVD Extraction: + $0.50 per minute
Certification: Premium/Ultra Only + $1/min
Closed Captioning: See Rates Above
Crew Omission: No Additional Charge!
Dial-In Dictation: + $1 per minute
Difficult Audio: Call for Rates
EHR / EMR: Premium/Ultra Only + $1/min
Excel Format: Premium/Ultra Only + $1/min
Gender Identification: + $0.25 per minute
Interviewer Omission: No Additional Charge!
On-Screen Text Transcription: Call for Rates
Paper Copies: Call for Rates
Scene Descriptions: Call for Rates
Secure Stream^: Premium/Ultra Only + $1/min
True Verbatim (uhs, ums): 50% additional
Video^^: No Additional Charge!
Other Special Formatting: Contact Us!
TIME STAMPS / TIME CODE
Every 10 Seconds: + $6 per minute
Every 15 Seconds: + $4 per minute
Every 20 Seconds: + $3 per minute
Every 30 Seconds: + $2 per minute
Every 1 Minute: + $1 per minute
Every 2 Minutes: + $0.50 per minute
Every 3 Minutes: + $0.50 per minute
Every 4 Minutes: + $0.50 per minute
Every 5 Minutes: + $0.50 per minute
Every 10 Minutes: + $0.50 per minute
Every 15 Minutes: + $0.50 per minute
Above prices are for elapsed time code, which starts at 0:00:00.0.
Burnt-in (visible on screen) time code is an additional $0.50 per minute added to the interval charge above.
Unlike many other transcription companies, we also offer linear (audible) time code and embedded (metadata) time code, both of which cost an additional $1 per minute added to the interval charge above.
^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.
Budget Notes: $3 per sound minute
Live Notes (Remote/Off-Site): Call for Rates
Live Notes (On-Site): Call for Rates
MANDARIN TRANSCRIPTION SERVICES
6 Business Days: $14 per sound minute
3 Business Days: $15 per sound minute
SPANISH TRANSCRIPTION SERVICES
15 Business Days: $5 per sound minute
6 Business Days: $6 per sound minute
3 Business Days: $7 per sound minute
2 Business Days: $9 per sound minute
OTHER FOREIGN LANGUAGE TRANSCRIPTION SERVICES
Romance Languages (French, Italian, Portuguese): $9 per sound minute
European Languages (German, Dutch, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Polish): $10 per sound minute
SPANISH DOCUMENT TRANSLATION SERVICES
15 Business Days: $30 per 350-word page
8 Business Days: $36 per 350-word page
4 Business Days: $44 per 350-word page
2 Business Days: $50 per 350-word page
AUDIO TRANSLATION SERVICES
Chinese: $22 per sound minute
French: $18 per sound minute
Haitian Creole: $28 per sound minute
Italian: $18 per sound minute
Japanese: $22 per sound minute
Mandarin: $20 per sound minute
Spanish (21 Business Days): $8 per sound minute
Spanish (6 Business Days): $10 per sound minute
Spanish (3 Business Days): $12 per sound minute
Swahili: $34 per sound minute
AUDIO TRANSLATION SERVICES WITH SUBTITLING
Chinese: $32 per sound minute
French: $28 per sound minute
Italian: $28 per sound minute
Japanese: $32 per sound minute
Spanish: $28 per sound minute
Our business hours are 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. EDT,
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.