How to approximate the cost of transcribing a recording
|£15.00 per hour|
£10.00 minimum charge
Several factors can impact how long it will take to transcribe an audio recording.
As a guide, if the recording is of good audio quality, between two people and they speak clearly it takes approximately three times the length of the recording to complete the transcription.
So if the recording length is 1 hour then the approximate cost would be:
1 hour = 1 x 3 (hours to transcribe) x £15.00 = £45.00
An alternative approximation is £0.75 per recording minute:
1 hour = £0.75 x 60 = £45.00
Factors which can affect costs
number of people involved
speed at which people speak
quality of the recording
any special formatting requirements
Although these factors can add to the cost, they can also decrease it - you will only ever be charged for the amount of hours worked.