Conference Transcription

Conference transcription provides the transcriptionist with special challenges. To provide an expert conference transcription service one needs not just excellent transcription skills, but also the ability to conduct research on the internet, as a conference almost always covers a specialised niche full of its own specific key words. We have the knowledge and experience to carry out the necessary research and provide a top-quality conference transcription service, but there are things you can do to help us maximize the quality of the transcripts.

Help us to Help You Get the Best Possible Conference Transcript

If you are able to provide any keywords, relevant papers or background information on the web, that always gives us a good head start and might mean we can turn the conference transcription around a little faster.

It’s also very helpful if you can provide us with a list of speakers and, if you are having a question and answer session, a list of delegates too. This means that when each person speaks, whether speaker or delegate, we can make sure we have the correct spelling of their name and organisation/company.

If you have a good recording set-up for both your speaker panel and any question and answer sessions, including a roving microphone (or two) in the audience, and individual microphones for each speaker, then the recording quality will be significantly improved and the transcription would therefore be of better quality.

Our prices for conference transcription are as follows:

Conference Transcription Price per Audio Minute 
intelligent verbatim Standard rate £1.60
Discounted rate for universities, students, institutions and charities £1.50
Edited Standard rate £1.90
Discounted rate for universities, students, institutions and charities £1.80
Panel Sessions     These are charged based on the number of people in the panel at the same rate as a focus group. Please see our focus group page for more information, or call/email us for a tailored quote.

Please note: This only applies to good quality digital conference recordings. If your recording is substandard we would inform you before carrying out any work so that you could decide how to proceed. Please see the information on transcription times and type for more information on this.

Conference transcription service for any size of conference

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Anne Hickley has been running Penguin Transcription and Penguin Office Services since 2003. She is PhD qualified and has worked for a wide range of organisations, from large multinationals to small businesses, before starting her own businesses.