Focus Groups or Three or More Speakers

Are you working on a project where you are conducting focus groups?  Do you find it hard to remember who said what in a group setting?  Then come to Ace Transcription Service and we will transcribe that focus group interviews for you!  You will receive proofed, professionally transcribed pages.

Focus Groups are considered audio with three or more speakers.

Rates:

$4.25 per page, 7 business day delivery.

Large projects are delivered on a rolling basis.

Focus groups are one of the hardest types of transcription service to provide.  Subjects in focus groups tend to speak over each other or all at once, which makes it difficult to sometimes identify the speaker.  Also, audio quality is usually poor in focus groups since not all speakers can be near the microphone.  Once we determine the quality of your focus group audio, we will let you know before we transcribe it if we have to charge extra due to the difficult audio.

NOTE:  If you are recording any focus groups or large meetings, please consider having more than one microphone or having more than one audio recorders.
All documents are formatted with 1 inch margins all around, Courier New 12 font, double spaced page.  For single-spaced, specific formats, or technical content, please call us at (202) 857-8000 or e-mail us at acetypists@aol.com.

Please our FAQ page for further info or contact us if you have any questions.
Notes about Transcription:

Additional charge for rush - 24-hour, 2-day, or 3-4 business day delivery.

All rates apply to clear and audible recording, with native or near-native English speakers, discussing general knowledge.

Difficult audio, such as "foreign" accents or non-native English speakers, audio source far from speakers, technical words (medical, legal, foreign words, industry-specific words, etc.), meetings with many cross-talking (as in focus groups), loud background noise that interferes from understanding the speaker's words, etc. are charged extra as it takes more time to transcribe.  If you have a question about your audio, please give us a call and we can provide an estimate of your work.


Rates apply to digital audio transferred directly to our secure site or downloaded from your site/ftp.  Tape cassettes, DVDs/VHS charged more.

We will provide you with a secure link to upload your audio.  However, if you need to physically drop off your tapes or CDs to be transcribed at our office, please include with the package a business card, and an agenda or a list of speakers, if any.  Make sure all tapes/CDs are labeled properly.  Finished tapes/CDs are NOT returned.  If you wish these tapes/CDs returned, please send a courier to pick them up, or send us your DHL or FedEx account, or a prepaid envelope.