Need your podcast, interview, webinar, seminar, lecture, tutorial, focus group session, recorded call, or just about anything else accurately transcribed? That’s what I’m here for! I’m Josiah Hazard, and welcome to SilverTip. SilverTip is an audio and video transcription business dedicated to providing customers with professional service and highly accurate and customizable transcripts. I take satisfaction in a job well done, and I guarantee on-time delivery of my services, or you don’t pay.
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FAQs and Important Info
Expletives or Profanity I either omit or mark expletives as *** or some other substitute—whichever a client chooses—but I do not transcribe them. If that’s acceptable to you, I’ll be happy to work with you. I do this for personal reasons as a believer in Jesus Christ.
Do you accept all kinds of transcription work? No. While I do accept most transcription jobs, I don’t work with pornographic or sexually explicit material. I also don’t take on work if I’m unable to complete it before a deadline or if the audio quality is so poor that most of the file is inaudible.
What payment and file transfer methods do you use? I use PayPal for payments and Dropbox, OneDrive, and Google Drive for file transfers. Let me know if you prefer something else, and I’ll see if that can be set up.
Can I request specific spelling, formatting, and punctuation styles? Yes! Aside from specific client preferences, transcripts are in US English, and I usually follow TheChicago Manual of Style, 17th ed., and the online Merriam-Webster Dictionary. There are many subtle gray areas in English grammar and punctuation, especially when putting something spoken into writing. What may seem incorrect to some may not be a hard-set rule in reality, so communicating to me your preferences will help me give you the kind of transcript you want.
Why do you charge more for poor audio quality? Depending on how unclear the audio is, it can sometimes take even a highly skilled transcriptionist up to twice as long as usual to complete a job. It normally takes transcriptionists four hours to transcribe one hour of audio. Poor audio quality will significantly reduce their pay per hour, and they’ll work harder for it too. Therefore, charging more isn’t unreasonable. The same principle applies to full verbatim and time-stamping.
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