Highly Competitive Rates, Quality Services:
We charge by the page for general transcription.  Our page contains 23-25 lines (230-250 words), and the rate is determined by the type of recording, the expected delivery of the transcript, and the quality of the audio.   If you would like us to provide you with an estimate of your project, please email us at acetypists@aol.com or call us at 202-857-8000.  Please see our FAQ page for general questions.

Specific Rates for General Transcription:

Single speaker (speeches, dictations, lectures):
• $3.00 per page for volume (at least 4 hours of recording per submission), delivery in 10 days.
• $3.25 per page for 1/2 to 3 hours of recording per submission, delivery in 5-7 business days.


Two speakers or one-on-one interviews (one interviewer and one interviewee):

$3.75 per page, 5-7 business day delivery.


Three or more speakers, for example business meetings, conferences with Q&A, press briefings with Q&A, conference calls, one interviewer with two interviewees:
$4.25 per page, 7 business day delivery (large projects delivered on a rolling basis)

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.

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.
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.