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How long does a one hour tape take to transcribe?


The professional industry standard allows 1 HOUR to transcribe 15 MINUTES of clearly-recorded speech. If the tape is of good quality then Marray Transcription Services will produce excellent transcriptions well within this timeframe. Focus groups, open-room environments, interviews with children etc can however take longer and we will advise after a sample tape is provided.

Transcriptions requiring full use of transcription conventions will also take longer to produce ie. if document is to include full punctuation, paralinguistic and non-verbal information, intervals between turns eg :[pause: 4 secs], timecoding for any gaps, overlapping speakers eg "==".

Please let us know in advance if this is the type of transcription you require.