Please fill out our request a quote form, contact us via email or call us at 919-834-0000 to discuss your project. Each client and job is unique, so we believe that the fairest solution is to provide a rough guideline of how much your transcript will cost, but reserve our final quotation once we have communicated with you about your needs.
Simply put, customer loyalty is very important to us at Rogers Word Service, so we want to make sure we are providing a great service at a fair cost. To offer flat rates, we would either have to compromise on quality or on customer service, neither of which we are willing to do.
To give you a general idea, our transcripts usually range from $150 to $300 per audio hour ($2.50 to $5.00 per minute of audio), though there are exceptions in either direction.
Here are the factors that go into determining your price:
Edited versus draft
Please see our FAQ for a full explanation of edited versus draft transcription.
Your transcript can either be edited or draft. For our edited transcripts, our editors will listen to the entire audio file and compare it with the transcript, doing their best to research every technical term and proper noun, confirm every homonym, potentially fill in some indiscernible portions, and generally just make your transcript as accurate as possible.
Our editors will still spend time with your draft transcript before sending it to you, but we can't guarantee the same degree of meticulous editing service. Draft transcripts are less labor on our end, so the turnaround is usually a bit quicker and the cost is lower.
Draft transcripts start out at $150 per audio hour, and adding our editing service to your transcript costs $50 per hour of audio.
Transcribing large groups of people can be tough; people cut each other off, volume escalates, et cetera. Therefore, groups of five or more speakers take significantly longer to transcribe.
Depending on the project, multiple speakers may or may not affect pricing.
We can transcribe just about anything, but very hard-to-understand audio makes it much more difficult. Good recording quality helps ensure that we accurately capture all spoken words.
A fee will be added for extremely poor audio quality and/or disruptive background noise.
We are exceptional at deciphering all manner of accents and speaking styles. We only charge extra if it makes the transcription process significantly difficult.
As with audio quality, we try to avoid charging for difficult-to-understand speakers whenever possible, but sometimes it is necessary.
For a full explanation of our time coding capabilities, see our FAQ. Essentially, we provide two kinds of time codes. We can either strategically put a time stamp when there is a significant speaker change, paragraph break by a single speaker (about every 30 seconds), or at a regular interval specified by the customer.
Time codes add $25 per audio hour.
Levels of Verbatim
Unlike most transcription companies, Rogers Word Service does not charge extra for exact verbatim transcripts. See our FAQ for guidelines regarding our different levels of verbatim.
We do offer discount rates for large, ongoing projects.
If you have an especially large project or a pressing need for your transcript as soon as possible, a rush fee will apply.
Once the job is complete, we will send you an invoice to be paid within 45 days of submission. If you'd like to pay by credit card, please call us to provide your credit card information. We accept Visa, MasterCard, Discover, and American Express.
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