Transcription / 97 WPM / Excellent/ Reliable / Rate Per Audio Hr.
Objective: To provide 100% accurate transcriptions of audio/video in a timely manner (the time frame to be decided by the client).
I follow whatever style guide the client selects.
My profile hourly rate is per audio/video hour, not per labor hour.
I have recently raised my rate from $75 per hour to $100 per hour when comparing what work I typically do to what TranscriptionWing charges for similar work.
Using their calculator at http://www.transcriptionwing.com/price.html, for 60 minutes of good quality audio with no accents and identifying speakers, they estimate $107.40 for delivery in 5 business days.
Typically I deliver transcripts for audio with foreign accents and audio challenges within one day for 60 minutes of audio. Their estimated price for comparable work is $209.40.
So my current rate is quite a bargain especially when you consider that I give specialized attention to every client, tailoring the transcript to their specifications instead of using a standard catch-all format that some companies use.
Raising my previous rate of $1.25 per audio minute to my current rate of $1.67 per audio minute is still a bargain compared to CastingWords.com.
CastingWords charges $2.50 per minute for a 1 day TAT, $1.50 per minute for a 6 day TAT, and $1.00 per minute as their budget rate.
I normally have a 1 day or less TAT for good quality audio/video lengths of up to 2 hours (American accents), as either strict verbatim or slightly edited verbatim, completely proofread, delivered in .doc format.
I am willing to negotiate for specific assignments, however.
My current AWPM is 97 with 99% accuracy.
I currently transcribe at around 4 minutes per audio/video minute for good quality audio/video.
I am excellent with details, and I thrive in work where accurately attending to details is highly valued.
I am steadily working towards my goal of 260 WPM with 100% accuracy.
I want to perfect my transcription skills, meaning to transcribe the final copy of an audio/video in real time. The industry standard is one hour per 15 minutes of audio. So my goal is to transcribe 15 minutes of audio/video in 15 minutes flat, with 100% accuracy (correct formatting, spelling, grammar, punctuation).
I am a native speaker of American English and transcribe with American spellings. I use _The Oxford Guide to World English_ to help me with other accents. While working for CastingWords, I transcribed British, Australian, and some other world accents. I am familiar with speakers from India.
I can transcribe audio with multiple speakers, as I had done for CastingWords.
I have specialized knowledge in the Internet marketing, music, mathematics, and education fields. I also have great knowledge of the King James Version of the Bible.
In the near future, I plan to earn a degree in Medical Transcription and earn the title of Certified Medical Transcriptionist.
Besides my specialties, I have a wide range of knowledge over many subjects, from sciences to computer technology and video games, and many others. I have good skills in researching unknown terms, and I love to learn new things everyday.