Monday, May 19, 2008

In the works

I took some comfort in Chris' recent rant about transcribing-- a misery loves company sort of thing. It triggered me to look into transcribing services. I contacted one company today and sent out the first of three 90-minute group conversations. Within five days, I should have a transcript in my inbox. I'll let you know how it looks.

I hope it's good, because I really can't spare the time or the patience of transcribing these myself. I can spare the space on the credit card.


chris said...

I sent mine out too. About half of them. Think it cost me around $200 for the first seven (each about 30-50 minutes). I'm waiting to see the quality of this first batch before sending in the rest. I'll let you know how they turn out.

Of course I'll go back through to listen and compare the transcript, but as long as they have the majority of the conversation I don't mind doing some line-editing...

Transcribing sucks!!

Meagan said...

I feel the same way-- it'll be no problem to line edit, as long as someone ELSE has done the starting, typing, stopping, typing, starting, typing, stopping, etc.