Factors that Determine Academic Transcription Costs

Academic Transcription Costs

In the academic transcription industry, you basically get what you pay for. You may want to save time by hiring a professional transcriber as opposed to doing it yourself (the DIY approach), but do you understand the rates as well? It is extremely necessary for you as a client to first understand your transcription requirements and then take it a notch higher and understand both transcription rates and the factors that determine those rates. Factors that determine academic transcription costs. Audio length  Basically, the longer your audio is, the costlier your transcription will be. Well, that would be rather obvious. As much as audio length is the main criteria that determine transcription rates, there are various sub factors that determine the route an audio may take. The first question may be, are you paying per page or per minute? Most transcription companies charge by the audio minute – there are a few exceptions that don’t.… Continue reading…

How To Pay Your Transcription Invoice Using A Credit Or Debit Card

Pay your transcription invoice

There are a few ways you can pay your transcription invoice from Academic Transcription Services. A while ago I started to accept credit and debit card payments from you, my clients. In the first half of 2014, credit and debit card payments accounted for over 50% of our transactions (an impressive growth from 16% last year). And my clients have appreciated the convenience of being able to pay their transcription invoice with all major credit and debit cards. Before I started this credit card processing journey, I can’t describe it as anything but, I did my research. I realized that there were very few options that worked for a small online business (this is a great article on the complexities of credit card processing – also known as merchant services) . So, I decided to use PayPal as my credit and debit card processing gateway. Mainly because PayPal is a well known and trusted third… Continue reading…