Transcription Services

Transcription Services

Professional Transcription Services Available For:

  • Conversations
  • Interviews
  • Board meetings
  • Round table discussions
  • Letters
  • Patient chart notes & treatment plans (esp. dental) 
  • Reports
  • Classes
  • Seminars
  • Speeches
  • Sermons
  • Treaties and other historic documents
  • Any other type of handwritten or voice recorded notes

My Typing Skills & Experience

– Typing speed of ~120 words per minute.

– Able to edit as I type.

– Experience transcribing confidential and sensitive material (Government, patients).

– Experience transcribing many different accents: Nepalese, East Indian, South African, Australian, British, American (Southern), Russian, Bangladeshi, Kenyan and more.

– Experience reading doctor scribble and old English hand-writing (historical documents)

– 15 years’ experience transcribing in a variety of venues and industries such as:

  • Dental/Oral Surgery
  • Government/Government Agencies, including: Senate of Canada, Canadian International Development Agency, Agriculture and Agri-food Canada, Canadian Housing and Mortgage
  • Oil and Gas (HR policy, experience interviews & new hire seminars)
  • Supply Chain Management (incl. live transcription of meeting minutes)
  • Environmental (recorded board meetings)
  • Health and Nutrition (Elizabeth Bruyere Research Institute)
  • Qualitative Interviews (Research, health, senior care, tourism)

 

Transcription Definitions

Intelligent Verbatim
  • As you hear it, but without ums and ahs and sentence stutters.
  • Correct punctuation and paragraphing formats where appropriate.
  • Speaker indicators. Time indicators (if requested).
  • Inaudibles marked with (?) a time index and/or yellow highlighting.
  • Breaks in sentences or trains of thought indicated with commas or em dashes.
  • Hesitations indicated with ellipses (...).
  • Nuisance phrases can also be eliminated (eg: you know, like, kind of, I mean).
Edited Verbatim
  • Comments restructured into proper sentences
  • Speaker indicators. Time indicators (if requested).
  • Inaudibles marked with (?) a time index and/or yellow highlighting.
  • Breaks in sentences or trains of thought indicated with commas or em dashes.
  • Hesitations indicated with ellipses (...).
  • Nuisance phrases omitted (eg: you know, like, kind of, I mean)
Summary Notes
  • Just the pertinent information jotted down.
  • Can be word-for-word or summarized (eg: Mr. Morris commented that....)
  • May or may not include Q&As (either word-for-word or summarized)

Transcription Rates

$1.25 per recorded minute

Summary notes, intelligent verbatim and edited verbatim of a single voice or one-on-one interview (mostly two people speaking; good sound quality)

$1.75 per recorded minute

Three to five speakers (interview or guided round table kind of setting)

$2.50 per recorded minute

Free-style round-table discussions or meetings, or recordings with more than five voices speaking.

$2 per page

Hand-written or scanned documents

File Management

Accepted Media

  • CD/DVD
  • MP3, DVF, and other electronic formats (I use XPressScribe for playback)
  • Scanned (PDF or OCR) or original hand-written

Sending Recordings / Receiving Completed Transcripts

  • Compressed/zip files
  • CDs/DVDs/Zip (thumb) drives through the mail
  • Shared Google Drive folder.
  • Hightail or Dropbox

I would return the transcripts to you either directly via email, or via Hightail, Dropbox or Google Drive.

Accepted Methods of Payment

I accept PayPal from anywhere in the world. The prices indicated are in Canadian dollars, but most of my clients outside of Canada are charged in USD.

Canadian clients, I will also accept a money order or eTransfer, if your bank allows it.

American clients, I will accept an "International" money order.

File Storage Disclaimer

Unless otherwise instructed, I will maintain the current transcript file for up to six months, or longer, in the event that something happens to your version of the file, or back files are needed for any other purpose.