What does Aquarius Transcription Services do?
We provide high-quality audio or video transcription to businesses and individuals. In other words, we take your digital audio or video file and transcribe the spoken words into printed text and email the completed document back to you. We're a US-based company that transcribes spoken English into English text. We work diligently to deliver a clean, accurate transcript to each of our clients in the form of a Microsoft Word document. We primarily use the standard verbatim method of transcribing, meaning we omit all instances of uh, um, stuttering, repeated words, and false starts. All other words are transcribed as spoken. The result is a clean transcript that's a pleasure to read.
How would our service benefit you or your business?
All sorts of people use transcriptionists: businesses and organizations, doctors, lawyers, nonprofits, academics and students, authors, podcasters, bloggers, online learning platforms, personal development coaches, and more. A written transcript provides a permanent, searchable record of your audio or video content. It makes quoting or sharing of your content simpler. Additionally, when published to the web, a written transcript will help you reach more people because it allows your content to be found by mainstream search engines, such as Google. Also, if your content is available in more than one form, you will have a greater reach because many people would rather read than watch a video or listen to an audio recording. Essentially, a written transcript increases the likelihood that people will find, access, and engage with your content.
A transcript will not only help you, but it will also benefit the people who want to understand or experience your message, but aren't able to hear it. Similar to captions, transcripts are appreciated by people who are deaf or hard of hearing, people who are unable to play audio or video files on their devices, and people with no sound on their devices or who have no access to headphones and can't play sound where they may disturb others, such as the workplace or a public setting.
How should you submit your digital audio/video file to Aquarius Transcription Services for transcribing?
We will respond via email within 24-48 hours with a price quote. If accepted, we will email you an invoice prior to beginning the job if you are a first-time client. Once payment has been made, you should email us your digital audio or video file right away using a file hosting service such as Dropbox or OneDrive.
When will you receive your completed transcript?
Your completed transcript will be emailed to you on the requested and agreed-upon date based on a 24-hour system. For example, if you requested a 3-day turnaround time and submit your file to us at 2 p.m. on a Monday, you'll receive your completed transcript by 2 p.m. on the following Thursday. Business hours are Monday through Friday, excluding holidays.
How should you submit payment for services?
Full payment is required at the start of the job for first-time clients. An invoice will be emailed to you. We accept payment via PayPal. For more information about rates, click HERE.
Do we have any special offers?
Yes! For a limited time only, first-time clients get the first two minutes of their audio or video file transcribed for free! (File must be five minutes or longer.)
Do you have more questions?
Lauri Fortino, Owner
Lauri Fortino is a published author, freelance writer, and former library assistant with a degree in library and information services and nearly 20 years of writing and research experience.