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Many services will negotiate lower rates for regular jobs, large jobs, and educational institutions. Another option is to use a freelancer. These can be found through sites such as Guru, iFreelance, oDesk. Related resource: Cheap, Easy Audio Transcription with Mechanical Turk. Update: Check out fiverr.com where people are offering to transcribe up to 20 minutes of video for $5.

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English Transcription Services

  accent lowest rates highest rates (rush) input output notes
3Play Media any $2.15/min
for captions + transcript + interactive transcript
t: 4 days
Plans & Pricing
$5.00/min
for captions + transcript + interactive transcript
t: 8 hours
Plans & Pricing
most audio and video formats HTML, text, DOC, Stamped DOC, PDF, JSON, XML, SRT, DFXP, SMPTE-TT, SCC, QT, WebVTT, RT, SBV, ADBE, SMI, SAMI, WMP.TXT, STL, AVID DS, CPT.XML, custom formats, intelligent keywords More about captioning and transcription services
Plans & Pricing
[validated March 2014]

[Platinum Sponsor of these uiAccess Transcripts pages]
AccuConference Transcription Services   $3.50/min
t: 24 hr.
more for rush all forms of audio and video doc, others on request [validated August 2010]
Accurate Secretarial all $2.00/min $3.00/min rush any digital format any digital format  
accuro UK UK£0.90/min UK£2.80/min
rush
most audio types HTML, doc, PDF  
Alphabet Transcription Specialists any UK£1.20/min
for 1 speaker
UK£3.75/min
for large group discussions
All audio and video formats DOC, DOCX, PDF, RTF intelligent or verbatim transcription
Atomic Scribe   $1.35/min
for 1-2 spealers
t:1-2 week
$2.85/min
for rush with difficult audion and timestamps
all audio and video formats any requested [validated Dec 2013]
CabbageTree Solutions NA UK OZ IN $0.60/min
for 1-3 speaker
t:24-48 hrs depending on audio quality
$1.00/min
t:same day
all audio and video formats HTML TEXT DOC PDF [validated Nov 2011]
CaptionsForYouTube any $2.50/min
t:4 days
$5.00/min
t:8 hrs
Sign in with your YouTube account and select which videos to caption Captions will automatically appear in your YouTube videos More about CaptionsForYouTube
[validated March 2014]

[Sponsors these uiAccess Transcripts pages]
CaptionSync NA $1.65/min
t:3 b.days
$2.17/min
t:1 b.day
mp3 wav flv mov wmv wma rm ra m4v m4a m4b mp4 text, provides caption files in over 40 different formats. focuses on captions.
[validated Oct 2009]
Casting Words   $0.75/min,
t:longer than 2 weeks
$3.35/min
for difficult + timestamps,
t:24 hrs
MP3 MP4 WAV most WMA/WMV HTML text RTF  
Connecticut Secretary   $1.33/min
t:1 day
  DSS WAV MP3 MPEG MOV and more DOC  
Crimson Interactive (Voxtab – Transcription Services) NA, UK, OZ, IN $1.25/min
for up to 2 speakers
t:5-10 days
$4.50/min
for more than 2 speakers
t:12 hours
MP3, WMA, WAV, RA, FLAC, APE, OGG, AIFF, AAC, FLV, AVI, MOV, MP4, MPG, WMV, 32GP, ASF, RM, SWF and all other formats DOC, EXCEL, PDF See also Voxtab in Japanese Transcription services.
[validated March 2013]

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Cripton   $1.33/min
t:1 day
$2.00/min
for extra proofing
DSS WAV MP3 MPEG MOV and more DOC no minimum charge?
Cyber Scrivener NA, UK, OZ $1.00/min
t:2 days-1 week
$3.35/min for rush, difficult audio, timestamps,
t:24 hrs
au, avi, cda, dct, dss, dvf, flac, mp2, mp3, mpeg, mpg, mpga, msv, ogg, ra, ram, raw, rm, vox, wav, wma, wmv text DOC [validated Jan 2010]
Digital Audio Transcription Services by AudioFile Solutions UK, NA, OZ $1.80/min
t:3 b.days
$3.00/min
t:1 b.day
virtually all audio and video formats HTML doc rtf PDF txt, others upon request [validated August 2010]
Digital Sermon Transcription NA $1.12/min
for bulk 950+ minutes
t:3-5 days+
$3.07/min
t:same day
MP3, MP4, WAV, WMA, AVI, WMV, MOV, MPEG, RSS, and more Doc, PDF "offer a free trial"
Digital Sermon rates
[validated Dec 2009]
e24 Transcription   $0.75/min
for "bulk or basic", 2-3 speakers,
t:5 b.days
$2.45/min
t:1 b.day
mp3 mp4 wav avi wmv mov mpeg mpg wma rm .flv HTML TXT DOC PDF RTF (default DOC unless specified via email)  
eDecree   $.80/min
for 1 speaker, clear audio
t:10 day
$3.60/min
for multiple speakers, poor audio, timestamps, verbatim,
t:12 hrs+
  HTML DOC PDF XLS TXT  
Enablr Transcribr   $1.00/min
t:within 3 b.days
  MP3 HTML & CSS  
EQ Trans UK UK UK£0.80/min
t:3 day
UK£1.30/min
for multiple speakers
t:1 day
all audio & video formats HTML, RTF, DOC, DOCX, PDF, TXT [validated May 2012]

[Sponsors these uiAccess Transcripts pages]
Even Grounds NA $1.20/min,
for any speakers, any audio quality
  MP3, WAV, WMA, OGG, and more HTML, TXT, DOC provides time stamps, verbatim or non-verbatim, as requested
[validated May 2012]

[Sponsors these uiAccess Transcripts pages]
Fingertips Typing Services UK UK£0.85/min
t:24hr
UK£1.20/min
for 6+ people
WMA, AMI, DVF, ZVR, DVD, video,all tapes MP3, DSS, WAV, DOC, XLS [validated Jan 2010]
Global Lingo all UK£190/hr
t:4day
UK£475/hr
t:same day
all    
Gray's Stenoscript, LLC NA $1.30/min
for 1-2 speakers,
t:1-2 weeks
$4.00/min
for difficult audio,
t:24 hrs
most audio types As requested (usually RTF standard) can upload/download forms, templates, audio, spellings of names, and preferences
[validated Oct 2009]
GMR Transcription   $1.25/min
for 1-2 speakers,
t:3-4 weeks
$3.75/min
for multiple speakers and difficult audio,
t:12 hrs
     
hess transcriptions NA $1.50/min
for up to 3 speakers, good audio,
t:48 hr
$3.75/min
for poor quality, heavy accents,
t:24 hrs
MP3 wav avi wmp mpeg DOC formatted to your specifications choose true verbatim, or clean verbatim with false starts and extras taken out
[validated Oct 2009]
iDictate   $0.0125/word
for 1 speaker,
t:generally 12-24 hrs
$0.03/word
for 2-3 speakers,
t:about 2 hrs
"any type of voice file" also PDF Tif[sic] or other image files   "may upload templates, forms, and lists of hard-to-spell names or words and we will save them to assist our typists in transcribing your documents."
inteleANTS   $0.75/min
for 1-2 speakers, good quality audio,
t:2-3 days
$1.50/min
for difficult recordings, multiple speakers, noisy recordings, heavy accent, technical terms
most digital audio (MP3 WAV WMA DSS DVF OGG DCT) & video formats (AVI WMV MP4 Real Media Quick Time HTML TXT DOC PDF (use referral code UIACC)
[validated Oct 2009]
Isabel's Transcription Services UK, NA UK£1.10/min
for 1-4 speakers
t:2 days
UK£1.30/min
for 1-4 speakers
t:24 hrs
all HTML TXT RTF DOC DOCX PDF Discount for high volume.
[validated May 2012]
London Transcription UK UK£0.80/min
t:3 days
UK£1.30/min
for multiple speakers
t:1 day
all audio & video formats HTML RTF DOC DOCX PDF TXT Can provide time stamps, verbatim, non-verbatim and conversational analysis transcription
[validated Nov 2014]
Loriannmac3 NA $0.75/min
for 1 speaker
t:3-5 days
$2.00/min
for 2+ speakers
t: 24 hrs
MP3 MP4 WAV WMA OGG "any" verbatim or non, time stamps. contact: Loriannmac3@aol.com
[validated May 2012]
memokitchen   $5.00/10mins,
t:48hr(2day)
  "all audio and video formats" HTML, txt timestamps included
[validated April 2010]
MW Transcription Services   $1.25/min
for single speaker or 1-on-1 interview,
t:3-5 day
$2.57/min
for multiple speakers, poor audio, technical, accents,
t:24 hr
     
Noble Transcription Service   $1.65/min
for good quality up to 2 speakers,
t:3-5 days
$4.15/min
for type 3 audio - large groups, scientific topic, thick accents;
t:1-2 day
    Noble Transcription rates
NoNotes.com NA $0.17/Min (Student Edition) $0.66/min (Premium Edition) most formats doc, docx, pdf  
Pioneer Transcription Services   $1.50/min
t:1-3days
$1.67/min
t:24 hrs
MP3 WMA MP4 MSV DSS WAV AU DVD and more DOC [validated May 2012]
Premium Business Services NA [not provided]
t:7-10 days
[not provided]
t:1-3 days
mp3 wav wma wmv and others DOC reported excellent quality
[validated Oct 2009]
Production Transcripts NA $1.55/min
for one person or interview,
t:2 b.days
$6.30/min
for multiple speakers, timestamp
t:next day
MP3 preferred DOC [validated Oct 2009]
ProTranscript   $1.00/min
t:24hrs
      [validated Sept 2011]
PodClerk   $0.75/min
(minimum 30 mins)
t:usually 24 hrs
$2.50/min
(minimum 30 mins)
t:usually 24 hrs
MP3 RSS feed HTML text RTF PDF XML reported poor quality
Rev           [Sponsors these uiAccess Transcripts pages]
Same Day Transcriptions   t:14-22 hrs        
Speechpad NA $1.00/min
t:5day or faster
$2/min
t:2day
most text DOC PDF Offer verbatim or non-verbatim. Contact for special needs, volume discounts, faster turn around, time stamps.
[validated Feb 2011]
Sterling Transcription   UK£1.18/min
for 1-2 speakers, good audio
t:2-4days
UK£2.66+/min
for 4+ speakers, good audio
t:sameday/overnight
most audio & video formats DOC PDF [validated Oct 2011]
SyberScribe all AUD$3.00/min AUD$4.50/min most audio formats Doc, Docx, HL7, PDF, Plain Text, RTF, TIFF, XPS Medical Transcription
[validated Dec 2014]
Tech-Synergy   $1.00/min
for ?,
t:?
  wav aif au aac asf dct dss dvf flac mp2 mp3 mp4 msv mpga ogg ra ram rm sri vox wma wav etc.   will use "any document templates you provide to us". can include specific instructions.
TP Transcription Services UK UK£0.90/min,
t:5 working days
UK£1.75/min,
t:24 hrs
Doc, DocX, RTF, HTML, txt, pdf, odt   Charges vary according to number of speakers and size of order.
[validated September 2011]
Transcription City UK NA OZ UK£0.90/min UK£3.00/min, wav, mp3, wma, aif, ram, rm, midi, avi, wmv, mpeg, mov, ram, swf, mp4 HTML TXT DOC PDF detailed price list. minimum charge 5.00
[validated Jan 2012]
Transcript Divas London UK UK£0.90/min,
t:3 days
UK£2.30/min,
t:same day
most HTML [validated August 2010]
Transcript Divas New York NA $1.29/min,
t:3 days
$2.99/min,
t:next morning
most HTML [validated August 2010]
Transcript Divas Toronto NA CAD$1.39/min,
t:3 days
CAD$3.45/min,
t:same day
most HTML [validated August 2010]

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Transcription Plus NA $1.40/min
for bulk
t:4-7 days
$3.40/min
t:12 hrs
MP3, WAV, CDA, AVI, WMA, WMV, MOV, MPEG, and many more DOC, PDF [validated July 2010]
TranscriptionStar   $1.00/min
for one person interviews, high quality audio, verbatim,
t:24-48 hrs
$1.52/min
for multiple speakers, timestamps, subjective transcription,
t:12-24 hrs
    "unless customized formatting is explicitly requested for...We transcribe verbatim i.e. everything including umms.. ahhs and pauses in recorded speech."
Notations and Formats
Transcription Studio   $1.49/min?$1.66/min
for professional quality, 1-2 speakers,
t:2 b.days
$3.46/min
for non-professional, 3+ speakers, rush
    prices given per 30-minutes. that might be a minimum?
Transcription Vendors   $1.25/min
for up to 2 speakers, clear audio,
t:3-4 weeks
$3.75/min
for multiple speakers, difficult audio
t:12hrs
     
Transcriptionwave NA $1.15/min
for one on one interviews,
t:24-48 hrs
$1.75/min
for multiple speakers, difficult audio,
t:12-24 hrs
all audio and video formats XML TXT DOC PDF free trial, no minimum
[validated May 2012]
TypeOut NA, UK, OZ, IN UK£0.80/min
for 1 speaker,
t:72 hrs
UK£1.75/min
for 10+ speakers,
t:24 hrs
all digital audio and video files, all analogue, including cassettes, PACE DOC, any other on request Happy to price match on request.
TypeOut rates for intelligent verbatim, verbatim, discourse analysis, time coded.
[validated May 2013]

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UK Transcription Services UK UK£0.90/min,
t:7 days
UK£3.00/min,
t:2 hrs
DOCX RTF HTML TXT DOC PDF   [validated Jan 2010]
VerbalFusion all $0.99/min
t:36 hrs
for 2+ speakers, difficult audio, & more.
$4.07/min
t: same day
for triple-checked, time stamps, & more.
all audio and video formats any format requested 24/7 support. t: includes weekends. no minimum. clean verbatim or true verbatium.
[validated February 2012]

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Verbal Ink   $1.50/min,
t:3-5 b.days
$4.50/min
for 5+speakers,
t:same day
    (formerly Escriptionist.com)
Video Caption Corporation all $1.50/min $5.00/min mp3 wav flv mov wmv wma rm ra m4v m4a m4b mp4 avi text, caption files, encoded caption masters, embedded video, NLE captions, Internet captions focus on transcription and captioning
[validated Oct 2009]

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Walker Transcriptions & Typing Services   $0.75/min (see notes)
for 1-2 speakers, clear audio,
t:3-4 weeks
$3.25/min
for multiple speakers, difficult audio,
t:12 hrs
    “Discount” turnaround time is for at least 12 hrs of audio uploaded
WeScribeIt   $0.01/word
t:6-10 hrs
$0.0275/word
for medical, 3+speakers
t:within 4 hrs
MP3 MP4 WAV WMA DSS PDF RA or RM DVF or MSV ZIP of these RTF DOC WordPerfect extra features for regular transcription, such as templates, preferences, and "ability to include special instructions that the typist will be able to read before completing any of your pending jobs"
Your Transcripts US UK AF other $1.50/min
t:3-5b.days
$3.00/min
t:34 hrs
MP3, MP4, WAV, DSS, and much more DOC [validated May 2012]

(Note: Podcasting Transcription Services has some additional information about some of these services. Note that the prices there are out of date.)

Japanese Transcription Services

Japanese Language Sponsors: Voxtab logo

  lowest rates highest rates (rush) input output notes
Crimson Interactive (VOXTAB – Japanese English Transcription) ¥192/min
t:3 working days
¥386/min
t:1 working days
MP3, WMA, WAV, RA, FLAC, APE, OGG, AIFF, AAC, FLV, AVI, MOV, MP4, MPG, WMV, 32GP, ASF, RM, SWF and all other formats DOC, EXCEL, PDF See also Voxtab in English Transcription services.
[validated April 2013]

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French - Services de transcription

  lowest rates highest rates (rush) input output notes
Multiscripta $2.50/min $4.50/min any audio or video format any Aussi disponible, fichier de sous-titrage pour vidéo
[validated Nov 2011]
ProTranscript $1.00/min
t:24hrs
      [validated Sept 2011]
Your Transcripts $1.50/min
t:3-5b.days
$3.00/min
t:34 hrs
MP3, MP4, WAV, DSS, and much more DOC [validated May 2012]

Spanish - Servicios de transcripción

  lowest rates highest rates (rush) input output notes
ProTranscript $1.00/min
t:24hrs
      [validated Sept 2011]

German - Schreibservice

  lowest rates highest rates (rush) input output notes
flottetippse 1,19/min
for one speaker
  most HTML, XHTML, Doc, RTF, PDF discount for students
[validated Dec 2014]
Mein Schreibservice .de 0,99/min
for one speaker
2,30/min+
for 5 speakers, difficult to understand
    Mein Schreibservice rates
Turn-around-time: Choose from 8-48 hrs
ProTranscript $1.00/min
t:24hrs
      [validated Sept 2011]

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