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Just your type If we can hear it, we can type it. It’s as simple as that. And it’s what we do best — transcription.

The pure kind — typed, proofed, and made digestible by human hands. And here’s the best part: You can custom tailor your job any way you like — at no additional cost. FREE! ZIPPO! NADA! Take a look at some of our other freebies — you might be pleasantly surprised.

Freebies

Add time codes at no additional charge
No extra charge for phone conversations, accents, or poor quality audio
Free pick-up and delivery within Santa Monica
Free tape dubbing to digital file
Free audio quality enhancement if necessary
Free five minute transcription trials
Free CD backups, transfers, PDF conversions

One rate to rule them all

Some companies charge by the page, by the line, by the minute and the rates depend on the quality of the file, the subject matter, number of speakers, accents, etc. At Keystrokes, there is no additional charge for any of these items. Because of our incredible staff of talented transcribers, charging by the labor hour is comparable or less than most of our competitors.

An added bonus

is our guarantee that you pay for only the portion of audio you need. Why pay more if you only need the “meat” of the file and not the extraneous stuff? Shouldn’t the total cost be less if there are portions that do not need to be typed or if your file just needs to be paraphrased? Not only are we talented, but we THINK about what we type. Real transcribers— 100% human, all based in the United States. Contact us and find out what your project will cost!

Still not convinced?
Give us a free trial and test the waters yourself!

Live Transcribers v. automated transcription

Automated Transcription? No way — We don’t use voice recognition for transcription. Nothing fake here! But don’t just take our word for it, check out these real-life examples of automated transcriptions using Advanced Google Technology.

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Live Transcribers v. automated transcription

How to get the best transcription possible

Getting a good transcript starts at the source—the recorded audio or video file. Before you do anything else, read this. These tips will save you a lot of headaches (and ear aches) later, not to mention a quality transcript. If you’re pondering what the best solution is for your particular project, just let us know. We’ll guide you through every step—free!

Telephone recording tools

Capturing an interview on the phone-wether on a landline or mobile device- is fast and easy. Take a look at some of these tools and video tutorials to see if they work for you.

Foreign language transcription

Also known as "monolingual transcription." If your project calls for transcription in one of these languages, then you’ve come to the right place. Don’t see your language? Just ask!

  • Spanish (North American or South American)
  • French (European or Canadian)
  • German
  • Italian
  • Portuguese (Brazilian or European)
  • Japanese
  • Korean
  • Chinese (Simplified or Traditional)
  • Vietnamese
  • Taiwanese
  • ...and more

We also provide on-the-fly translation.

That’s simultaneous translation while transcribing your audio or video.

This method is faster and less expensive than having your file transcribed first and then translated. However, while this cuts out having to transcribe into English first, it may not be the right solution for you. English audio or video that is full of grammatically challenged speakers, contain compromised audio or accents, or are more technical in nature usually fair better with an English transcript first. Tell us what you have in mind, and we’ll walk you through the minefield unscathed.

Transcription services

Interviews (in-person or telephonic)
Focus groups
Live note-taking
Conferences or meetings
Webinars
Seminars
Medical reports
Depositions, briefs
Hearings
Certified transcripts
Foreign language transcription
Translation/ interpretation
OTFs, logging
Subtitling
Timecoding (from zero clock or embedded)
Don’t see it? Just ask!