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Pricing Structures

Posted on 6th September 2016 • Categories: Transcription

Pricing Structure

Whatever work you are looking to outsource, one of the main questions you will have is how to get the best value for your money and what about cost? If you are ordering audio transcription for the first time, pricing structures can be daunting.

Audio Quality

Prices for audio transcription will differ depending on the quality of the original material, as poor quality audio takes longer to type.

If a file is of very poor quality, time consuming and difficult to type, it is highly unlikely a client will receive back a transcript of an adequate quality. I take pride in the transcripts that I produce, therefore I would rather be honest with any of my clients and tell them – if the audio quality is poor, it is far better to spend your time re-dictating rather than wasting your money!

Transcript Turnaround

Standard turnaround times vary between 24 hours and fourteen days, for larger ongoing projects, this can take a few months. A 60 minute recording with one speaker can take around three to four hours to type, depending on the speed that the person talks. A group discussion with maybe eight to ten people present, with the same length of recording can take anything from four to six hours depending on accents and time taken to differentiate between the different voices. On top of all that you have the proof reading which I do at least twice. So another hour can be added on top of that.


So there it is, the ins and outs of transcription pricing. I hope that’s cleared up any confusion over how transcription companies structure their pricing.

If you have any further questions or queries regarding this typing service, please don’t hesitate to contact me at https://midlandstranscriptionservices.co.uk/contact-us. Even if you just want some advice on how to record a meeting or how to email an audio file, I’m always happy to help out any way I can.

Maybe you would like to send an audio file across for a quote, if so, you can do so by uploading your file with your contact details using the online “Get a Free Quote” form. https://midlandstranscriptionservices.co.uk/quote.