Transcription Rates: Mysteries Unraveled

Transcription Rates: Mysteries Unraveled

 

Professional transcription services may not always be “cheap,” but it is important for users to recognize the value this service provides. Transcribing is a technical function and a lot more complicated than simply “fast typing.”

 

First of all, people speak a lot faster than most people type. An audio file lasting one-hour could take as much as three to six hours to transcribe. The poorer the audio quality and the more technical the terminology used, the longer it takes for an accurate transcript. In addition, professional transcribers are skilled at working with tight deadlines.

 

Something most people do not realize is that transcribers are professionally trained. Not only can they understand different accents, they can also decipher what is being said by fast-talkers as well as slow-talkers. Voices at different pitches are also no match for a transcriber!

 

Finally, transcribers are also proofreaders. Transcripts go through rigorous quality control channels before being submitted to clients. They pride themselves on speed and quality; two qualities most businesses find essential in a contractor.