Transcription Process and Pricing

Getting the spoken word into text requires expertise in language, punctuation and knowledge of the speaker's content. Bell Services has that expertise. We have over 40 years experience in providing accurate transcripts for the legal, medical, environmental, construction, human resource and academic areas. We have specialized in producing quality output of expert witness, hearings, conferences, and focus groups.

The following information is an audio guideline for our audio transcription services. We can transcribe audio from audiotape, video, telephone, web, and conference calls. If your needs require you to have real-time transcription of the spoken word, our experienced court reporting and closed captioning divisions can be at your service.

Normal Provided Output: 25 lines of double space text on paper or electronic formats (please let us know if you require a different format. Medical by line or hourly rate).

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Content & Quality Factors
Audio to be transcribed by our service is priced according content and the quality of the dictation, hearing, interview or conference.

“A” Quality
Standard dictation from a speaker with no discernable language accents.
Q & A interviews from speakers with no discernable language accents.
One speaker with no discernable language accents.

“B” Quality
One speaker, hearing or conference with inferior audio
Dictation from speaker with slight language accent
Transcription from recorded telephone audio

“C” Quality
Multiple speakers, overlapping conversations
Marginal audio (staff determined)
Dictation from heavy or special accented speaker

“F” Quality
Audio received is unable to be transcribed and will be returned to client

Premiums: Audio of expert witness, environmental, or medical per page added A, B, or C rates

NOTE: We can convert all transcribed or untranscribed audio types of media for storage and/or indexing.

Extended (10-20 days)
Standard (5-10 days)
Expedited (next day)
Emergency (same day - audio provided electronically or morning arrival) page

Standard Overview: 1 hour of Q&A = 20-45 pages
Transcriber can transcribe 8 to 12 pages per hour
Medical rates are by line or hourly charges

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