Audio Typing and Transcription Rates
Below are our standard transcription rates based on good quality recordings and 3-5 day turnaround using one of our standard templates. We hope you find this a useful guide.
Type of Recording
2 speakers (e.g. 1 to 1 interview)
3 speakers (e.g. 1 to 2 interview)
4 speakers (e.g. Focus Group)
5-6 speakers (e.g Workshop)
7 plus speakers (e.g Workshop)
£0.90 per recorded minute
£1.00 per recorded minute
£1.10 per recorded minute
£1.25 per recorded minute
£1.50 per recorded minute
£1.85 per recorded minute
Please note on some occasions a higher rate may be applied to poor quality recordings. For example:
♦ Interviews carried out in restaurants with background noise
♦ Telephone recordings with interference or a poor quality connection
♦ Particularly strong accents
As the above examples can cause the transcription process to take significantly longer, the additional rate can range from £0.20 to £0.45 per recorded minute. We will of course always advise our clients if we anticipate a higher rate being required before starting a transcript.
To avoid this issue, and the quality of a transcript being negatively affected by the quality of the recording, we recommend reading our tips for producing a good quality recording for ideas on recording your interviews or focus groups.
Copy Typing Rates
The below rates are based on a clear original source with minimal formatting. Please contact us to discuss additional requirements such as tables, columns and graphics and to receive a no-obligation quote customised to meet the needs of your copy typing project.
£9 per 1000 words
£11 per 1000 words
£20 per hour
Business Friend Limited is not VAT registered and VAT will not be added to the above rates.
Terms of Business
Our standard Terms of Business includes details of our confidentiality promise, payment terms and methods of working. All Business Friend’s typists and transcribers have signed confidentiality agreements and non-disclosure agreements which are adhered to for all projects.
As well as our standard Terms of Business we are happy to sign additional confidentiality agreements as required and will adhere to the processes agreed during and after a client’s project.