Transcription Rates

Number of Speakers Rate per recorded minute Rate per recorded minute
5-7 day turnaround 3-4 day turnaround
Single speaker £1.10 £1.40
2 speakers (e.g. 1 to 1 interview) £1.30 £1.60
3 speakers (e.g. 1 to 2 interview) £1.30 (yes, it’s the same as 1-2-1!) £1.60
4 speakers (e.g. meeting) £1.40 £1.70
5-6 speakers (e.g. focus group) £1.70* £2.00*
7 plus speakers (e.g. workshop) £1.80* £2.10*

 Are you a registered charity? If so, we are delighted to offer you a 10% discount across all of our services.

Does your project involve over 50 recorded hours of interviews or focus groups?  Or do you require over 30 recorded hours transcribed per month?
If so, please contact us to discuss a high-volume discount.

VAT will be added at the current standard rate.

The above rates are based on good quality recordings for our clean/intelligent verbatim service. This includes ten minute timestamps and timestamped inaudibles and phonetic guesses. There is an example of clean/intelligent verbatim vs full verbatim here.

Please use our Quote Calculators or complete our Request a Quote form for other options,
including full verbatim, Fast Track turnaround and additional timestamping.

* This rate will be discounted by 10% if the participants can be identified by P rather than individual identification.

Please note: Poor quality recordings and other factors can cause the transcription process to take significantly longer (for example, significant background noise, poor telephone connection, particularly strong accents), in which case an additional rate ranging from £0.20 to £0.50 per recorded minute may be added. We will of course always advise our clients if we anticipate a higher rate being applied 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 article on Tips for Recording Interviews and Focus Groups.

Other Services

Below are example rates of our other services. Please do get in touch to discuss your specific requirements – we’re here to help!

PowerPoint Services * Rate
Client to provide images and spreadsheet data.
Using existing PowerPoint template *
Per slide option with text plus 1 image or graph/chart per slide £15 per slide
10 slides with up to 8 images (exc. logo) or graphs/charts £135 (includes 1 edit in 6 month period)
15 slides with up 12 images (exc. logo) or graphs/charts £195 (includes 2 edits in 12 month period)
20 slides with up to 15 images (exc. logo) and 8 graphs/charts £250 (includes 2 edits in 12 month period)
 
Report Typing and Formatting (Word) * Rate
Client to provide images and spreadsheet data.
Using existing Word template *
15-20 A4 pages with up to 4 images and 4 graphs/charts £199 (includes 1 edit in 6 month period)
21-30 A4 pages with up to 6 images and 6 graphs/charts £325 (includes 2 edits in 12 month period)
31-40 A4 pages with up to 8 images and 8 graphs/charts £449 (includes 2 edits in 12 month period)
   
Copy Typing Rate
From previously typed source £11 per 1000 words
From handwritten source £13 per 1000 words
   
Academic Proofreading Rate
Correcting spelling (British or American English), punctuation
and grammatical errors and checking consistency.
1.25p per word
Crosschecking references and citations £30
Reformatting contents, headings and other elements £30 – £60

VAT will be added at the standard rate.

Please use our Quote Calculators, contact us or use our Request a Quote form for further information.

* The above services are available for shorter or longer reports and presentations, and with the option for Business Friend to source the images and enter data into spreadsheets to create the graphs and charts. Business Friend can also create a branded template for presentations and reports if required. Please get in touch to discuss your requirements.