Our fees are entirely dependent upon the type and quality of your recording.
Why don't we provide a rate per minute of recording?
Although there are cheaper services available, the saying "You get what you pay for" certainly applies here. Transcription companies coming in with "low, low prices" or per-minute-of-recording rates are motivated to get the work done with the least possible amount of time and effort on their part. In order to maximize their profits, work is often outsourced to offshore companies or under-qualified individuals thus producing an inferior product with compromised security. At San Diego Transcription, all projects are handled by our team of highly experienced individuals and kept strictly confidential. And with 30 years of experience, we take the time to capture cross-talk and identify each speaker by name whenever possible.
Typically a one hour recording for general transcription will take between three and five hours to transcribe and proof, depending upon the number of speakers and sound quality of the recording. Certain factors such as background noise, strong accents or less than optimal positioning of the recording device can contribute to poor sound quality, thus requiring additional time to transcribe.
Certified and verbatim recordings typically take six and eight hours of our time per hour of recording.
At San Diego Transcription, we feel privileged to be chosen to partner with you on your project. And as you will see from our testimonials page, we do our best to provide you with the highest quality work product in the industry.
Please contact us about your particular project for a more precise estimate.
At San Diego Transcription, our motivation is to produce documents that you will be proud to have bear your company's name and reputation. Therefore, you are charged for the actual time necessary to complete your project in a timely, accurate and professional manner. We strive to provide you with the highest quality work product at a competitive rate.