MY NEW, LOWER, REVISED, EXCELLENT RATES FOR 2012: Bronze, Gold, or Platinum--Choose Your Level!

PLATINUM: Tier 1 (1 to 2 business days' turnaround) = $95 per audio hour, or $1.58 per audio minute. [This Tier is also for conference calls, medical transcription, or very difficult to hear audio.]

GOLD: Tier 2 (3-5 business days' turnaround) =$80 per audio hour, or $1.33 per audio minute. [This Tier is also for interviews with 2 interviewees or English as a second language audio files.]

BRONZE: Tier 3 (6-10 business day's turnaround) = $70 per audio hour, or $0.86 per audio minute [This Tier is also for well-recorded audio with one person talking or interview with one other person.] For proofing of voice recognition documents, please also use Bronze Level charges.
[A $10 bad audio fee will be charged for extremely difficult or inaudible mp3 files.]



What about it?  Can voice recognition software do the job?  

From my experience, it doesn't.  Here are some of the reasons:

  • It is very expensive to start with
  • People speak differently than they write
  • It often can't understand foreign accents
  • It transcribes verbatim, which is just not up to par
  • You still need a transcriptionist in the end to proofread and edit what the VoiP has delivered
My transcription service is inexpensive, quick, and accurate. I'm an independent contractor so you don't have to deal with a lot of red-tape. Just let me know what you need and I aim to please.

Listen to what someone Tweeted on Twitter about the inferiority of Dictation Software to live transcriptionists:

"One of our medical transcription Virtual Professionals has discovered Voice recognition is incorrect. Proofing costs more than physical transcription."  Friday, 12 December 2008, 7:33 am

Really, now! I couldn't have said it better myself!

The problem with voice recognition software is that no one talks perfectly when they record audio files unless they're working from a well-written script. If you're doing an internet call-in program, teleseminar, or webinar, there will be a lot of "false leads," "ums," "So uh," "like, yeah, like," etc. in casual interviews. If you're using voice recognition software, it will transcribe all that useless talk verbatim and your transcript will end up being very hard to read and quite confusing.

Even in medical transcription where many hospitals use voice recognition dictation software, they have to have professional MT's proofread and edit heavily when the virtual transcription is done because parts of the body, medications, and procedures are mispronounced (and even misspelled--I know, I've done 600+ actual doctor dictations when training to be an MT) by doctors or nurses dictating at the end of a long tiring day. That just adds up to way too much money, especially if you own your own small business.

The solution is to hire someone like me to do the transcribing, editing, correction of grammar and punctuation, and final proofing in one fell swoop. You sure can't beat the price! (
See prices below and special limited-time half-off offer above.)

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