Why hire The Portable Scribe for your transcription needs?
- More than 35 years of transcription experience with clients from a broad range of fields including psychiatry, oral history, law, medicine, science and academia.
- Experienced with individual or multiple speakers including identifying speakers in group discussions.
- Experienced in both true verbatim (capturing all utterances) and clean verbatim (removing stammers, ums, you knows, etc.), as well as enhanced editing of clean verbatim if requested.
- Night and weekend availability to help meet your deadlines.
- Background in writing to ensure correct spelling, grammar and punctuation.
How does the transcription process work?
- Clients send audio or video files through secure sharing services such as DropBox, WeTransfer or Google Drive, or email for smaller files.
- Transcripts are sent back within an agreed-upon time via a sharing service or email depending on the level of confidentiality required to be HIPAA-compliant.
What does it cost to use The Portable Scribe's transcription services?
- $1.75 per audio minute for true verbatim (capturing all utterances) or basic clean verbatim (removing stammers, ums, you knows, etc.).*
- $2.00 per audio minute for clean and edit (enhanced editing).*
- 10 cents extra per minute for time stamps.
- Other charges as agreed upon for 24-hour rush jobs and audios that are difficult to hear or understand.
* Examples of true verbatim, basic clean verbatim and enhanced editing transcription:
- True verbatim: “Um, well, you know, I'm thinking of, thinking of—I mean, the question I want to ask, uh, uh, did you, do you—when you went there, did you ask them about, uh, like the big, the you know what I mean, the cleanup that was proposed?”
- Basic clean verbatim: “I'm thinking of—I mean the question I want to ask, when you went there, did you ask them about the big--you know what I mean, the cleanup that was proposed?”
- Clean and edit (enhanced editing): “When you went there, did you ask them about the big cleanup that was proposed?”