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Nina owner of typing services

Who Are Typing Services?

Hi, I'm Nina, and I am the owner of Typing Services.

Typing Services is a flourishing business offering typing services and transcription services. We are here to release the burden from you of all those time consuming typing jobs, whether it be typing up reports and letters, 1:1 research interviews or copy typing PDF's, that you just do not have time to do, leaving you to do what you do best and to run your business.

What Do Typing Services Do?

We are a very versatile and experienced team of typists and we can transcribe digital audio into any documented format that you require. Our vast portfolio includes: Surveyors Reports including using internet based report programs, letters on specified letterheads, CV's reformatted onto a specified template, 1:1 Research Interviews, Psychiatric Mental Health Reports, Court Reports, Inquests, Handwritten Books and Diaries, Bills of Costs, Inventory Reports, Schedules of Dilapidation, Structural Engineers Reports, Counselling Sessions, Valuation Reports, Disciplinary Meetings, Redundancy Meetings, recreating tables and copy typing PDF documents and lots, lots more. You name it, we can do it.

Why Choose Typing Services?

You can be assured of a professional, reliable, confidential and friendly service and all services are tailored to meet clients individual requirements. You may feel that our rates are not the cheapest, however, we believe in delivering top quality work and all transcripts are checked thoroughly before despatch. This all, of course, takes time but you can be guaranteed an accurate transcript.

How Much Do Typing Services Charge?

Please see the table below to work out the price of your transcription depending on the type of transcription you require and the number of speakers your audio has.

To work out the price of your transcription, choose a price per audio minute, depending on what type of transcription you want and the number of speakers and then multiply this by the length of your audio. For example, if you have an audio that is 30 minutes long with one speaker and you want your audio transcribing in intelligent verbatim, then it is 30 minutes x £1.10, which gives you a total of £33. This is the price of how much your transcription will cost. We are currently not VAT registered so no VAT will be added. If your audio is 30 seconds or more past the hour, please round up to the next minute, for example 30 min 44 secs would be the cost of 31 minutes. If your audio is less than 30 seconds past the hour, please round down to the minute before, for example 30 min 14 secs would be the cost of 30 minutes.

Type of Transcription No of Speakers Price
Intelligent Verbatim 1 £1.10 per audio minute
Intelligent Verbatim 2 £1.20 per audio minute
Intelligent Verbatim 3-5 (Max) £1.50 per audio minute
Smart Verbatim 1 £1.20 per audio minute
Smart Verbatim 2 £1.35 per audio minute
Smart Verbatim 3-5 (Max) £1.60 per audio minute
Strict Verbatim 1 £1.40 per audio minute
Strict Verbatim 2 £1.60 per audio minute
Strict Verbatim 3-5 (Max) £2.00 per audio minute
Copy Typing from Hard Copy 0 £9.00 per 1,000 words
Copy Typing from Hand Written Material 0 £12.00 per hour
Adhoc admin jobs 0 £12.00 per hour

If you are still unsure of what rate you will be charged please do not hesitate to contact me for a quotation. One off jobs or regular work are all acceptable.

What Is The Difference Between Verbatim Intelligent Transcription, Verbatim Smart Transcription and Verbatim Strict Transcription?

Strict/True Verbatim Transcription

Strict/true verbatim transcription is an exact transcript of the entire recording which includes absolutely everything such as repetitions (um's, er's) and verbal habits (sort of, like, you know), stutters, stammers, coughing, laughing, clearing throat, pauses, false starts, relevant noises in the background such as doors opening if someone interrupts the script or a telephone ringing if mention is made of it or is answered, time stops (if required) and any use of non-standard English (ain't, 'cos). This type of transcription is normally used for research interviews for analysis.

Verbatim Intelligent Transcription

Verbatim intelligent transcription is a lightly edited script so that it flows and can be read cleanly. This kind of script excludes repetitions, verbal habits, and all the minor details such as coughing, sneezing, throat clearing, stutters, stammers, irrelevant false starts etc. Also any mis-pronounced words will be corrected as well as sentence structure and grammar rules being adhered to. This type of transcription is normally used for any kind of report writing.

Smart Verbatim Transcription

Smart verbatim transcription is in between strict verbatim and verbatim intelligent where the um's and er's and other insignificant utterances are omitted but does include things like verbal habits, false starts and emotions such as laughter and crying if they are relevant to the script. This type of transcription is normally used for things like disciplinary meetings, investigation meetings, Inquests etc.

What Is a Time Stop?

A time stop looks like this [00.00.00] and can be placed at intervals throughout the script. You may want this so that you can easily check something on the script against the recording and the timestop shows you exactly whereabouts on the recording it is. If timestamps are required these are normally every five minutes but can be as often or infrequent as you wish.

How Do I get work done by Typing Services?

It is really simple how it works. All you need to do, after the initial contact has been made, either by email or telephone, and rates/deadlines/formats have been agreed, is send me your digital files by email with any specific instructions/templates. The dictation will be typed into the agreed format, by a competent and experienced typist, and returned to you by myself.

All typists, working for Typing Services, are bound by confidentially and have signed a confidentiaility agreement. All files are transferred to typists using Dropbox.

All transcripts are fully checked and edited by me before being returned.

If your files are confidential or they are too big to send by email, please share your files with me via any web transfer service you feel comfortable with, using email ninadouglas@typing-services.co.uk. Alternatively, I am happy to accept files saved to CD's or USB, sent through the post. These can be returned on request and postage will be charged to the client.

If for any reason you are not happy with your finished document all amendments are made free of charge. The only person you will deal with and correspond with is me, so you can be assured of a continious and personal service.

How Do I Pay Typing Services?

Jobs are charged by invoice and payment terms are payment on receipt of the invoice. Invoices can either be settled by BACS or cheque.

How Do I Contact Typing Services?

You can ring me on 0772 491 9726 (if I don't answer please leave a message, I promise I will get back to you) or email me at ninadouglas@typing-services.co.uk.