Audio Transcription is the documentation of an audio file to a text format. The audio files are generally in mp3 or au formats.
Audio transcription service is used by many companies for providing a text version of the audio files that were originally in form of CDs or MP3s. It is also often required to fulfill the legal requirements were applicable. Audio materials that are promotional in nature are often transcribed to be sent to clients or placed online to increase search engine rankings. Audio transcription is also popular with businesses that use printed material for providing alternative formats to those who are hearing impaired.
Businesses save a lot of money and time by outsourcing audio transcription services. Transcription experts are skilled in transcribing interviews, manuscripts, reports, meeting, forums, dictations, script correspondence, articles, speeches, teleconferences and telephone conversations.To ensure quality, a transcriptionist has to be well-versed in grammar and punctuation. They also need to understand the author’s intended meaning and decipher unclear speech.
GMR Transcription has been providing quality audio transcription services for over 14 years. While for accuracy we prefer clear audios, we perfectly understand that clarity is not always possible.
GMR Transcription has served over 9000 clients since 2004, here’s why our customers trust us for their audio transcription service needs:
Our transcription accuracy rates are noted to be among the highest in the industry. To ensure this, we only hire US and Canada based transcriptionists who can understand the nuances of the English language better than a non-native English speaker would. All transcription job applicants to GMR are subjected to rigorous screening tests before they are hired on our team.
Many small transcription businesses use automated speech recognition software that yields poor quality transcripts. However, at GMR Transcription every word of your transcription is typed by a human.
We have a rigorous system of quality checks in place for each project to ensure quality work to our clients. These measures also help us ensure that only the most competent transcriptionists stay with us.
|Rates for Clear Audio
(per recorded minute)
|Turnaround Time||Up to 2 Speakers||3+ Speakers|
|DISCOUNT (3-4 Weeks)||$1.25||$1.50|
|SPECIAL (1-2 Weeks)||$1.35||$1.60|
|STANDARD (3-5 Days)||$1.50||$1.75|
|RUSH (1-2 Days)||$2.25||$2.75|
|Next Day Service||$3.00||$3.50|
|Same Day Service||$3.50||$4.00|
|Rates for Difficult Audio
(per recorded minute)
|DISCOUNT (3-4 Weeks)||$1.75||$2.00|
|SPECIAL (1-2 Weeks)||$1.85||$2.10|
|STANDARD (3-5 Days)||$2.25||$2.50|
|RUSH (1-2 Days)||$3.00||$3.25|
|Next Day Service||$3.50||$4.00|
|Same Day Service||$4.00||$4.50|
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Transcribing audio is the conversion of an audio file into its exact written text.
An audio minute means a minute of an audio recording
As per industry standards, it should take four hours to transcribe an hour of clear audio, i.e., a ratio of 4:1. Some experienced transcriptionists can transcribe files much faster. It’s not unheard for experienced transcriptionists to transcribe 20 to 30 minutes of audio in one hour. However, these fast times are an exception rather than the norm.
Yes, we can provide a customized solution for every client. For that, you will have to specify it in advance.
The standard rate of transcription per audio minute can vary between $1.25 to $4.50, depending on the number of speakers and the difficulty level of the audio. Please check our transcription rates here.
Although you can transcribe using any of the numerous free software available in the market, we do not recommend using such tools because they don’t guarantee accuracy and quality of transcripts.