Transcription is the mechanical process in which spoken text is recreated in writing. The product – a transcript – can be transmitted electronically, submitted in a print version, or photocopied for distribution to multiple users. The most common type of transcription is performed by a court reporter who types out the words spoken during a deposition or trial.

The person creating the transcript must be a good typist and must be fluent in the language(s) being spoken.

When might I need a transcription?

A transcript is required whenever it is important to keep a written record of a spoken interaction. Typically, a transcript is required for investigative or other legal purposes such as police interviews, wire-tap recordings, or depositions. News outlets may also require a written record of a speech or interview. 

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What is a transcript likely to cost?

  • Live Setting

    A transcriptionist in a live setting (such as a court reporter) must type out the entire oral exchange. This is billed on an hourly basis.

  • Recordings

    In other situations the transcript is produced by listening to a recording and typing out the text of what is said. This is billed on an hourly basis.

  • Other Costs

    In addition to transcription, translation into another language may also be required. The translation is usually billed on a “per word” basis. There is a charge for receiving a “hard copy” printed version.

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