What format of audio will you transcribe?
We handle digital files such as MP3, WAV, and WMA. If you have an audio file on a DVD, CD, or cassette tape, we can convert it into a digital file for you. Whatever your file format, we will help you get it transcribed. Note: There is a $1.00 charge for each DVD or CD we convert to digital format for you, and a $5.00 charge for each cassette tape we convert to digital format for you.
How do I send you my digital audio file?
If your file is smaller than 20 MB, you can send it through email. If not, we highly recommend Dropbox. Dropbox is a free file-sharing service. We will create a Dropbox folder for you, and all you have to do is drag and drop any files you want transcribed into your folder. When you put a new file in your folder, we will receive a message that there is a new file. We'll drag and drop the file onto our computer and get right to work on it.
Is it possible for you to download the sermons from my website and then bill me?
Yes, we would be happy to do that for you. Please click here to get started.
How do I pay you?
If you are signing up for weekly service, we'll send you an invoice once a month and payment will be due with PayPal or check within 30 days. If you just need a few sermons transcribed, we'll send you an invoice after we receive your audio sermons, and payment will be due by PayPal or check before work begins. If you have a bulk order, we'll be happy to work out payment arrangements with you.
I want to have my sermons transcribed on a weekly basis. Is there a discount for that?
Yes, you can have a discount for weekly services. You will be sent an invoice once a month, and payment will be due within 30 days. Click here to read more or here to get started.
Do you offer Christian podcast transcription?
Yes we do. We can transcribe individual podcasts on an as-needed basis, or if you prefer, we will subscribe to your podcast feed and check for new feeds on a daily basis. Once we see a new feed, we will transcribe it and send the transcript to you through email within 4-5 business days. If you need it back more quickly, let us know, and we'll do our best to work with you.
Do you transcribe verbatim?
Unless asked to, we do not transcribe strictly verbatim. Although we do as little editing as possible to ensure the pastor's intended meaning isn't obscured, we do correct improper grammar, leave out the uh's and um's, recast sentences to make them read more smoothly, and correct misquotes or wrong Scripture references... For instance, if the pastor says 1 Thessalonians 1:5, and our research clearly indicates the verse being quoted is 1 Timothy 1:5, we'll correct it. If the pastor says King David said such and such and our research clearly shows King Saul said it, we'll put the correct name.
What else do you do to ensure the pastor's intended meaning is clear?
All of your transcripts will be carefully proofread by a professional sermon transcript editor before it is sent to you.
Where are your transcriptionists located?
Our qualified transcriptionists work from home and are located in the USA.
Where do I mail physical audio tapes/CDs/DVDs to you?
Send them directly to us at:
Digital Sermon Transcription
2612 Batestown Rd.
Oakwood, IL 61858
How will my sermon transcript be delivered?
You will receive your transcript as an email attachment, or we can send it to you with Dropbox. It can be saved and printed whenever and as many times as you like.
Do you offer any services besides sermon transcription?
We also provide manuscript-typing, copy-typing, interview transcription, conference transcription, and proofreading services for pastors, evangelists,
church leaders, authors, publishers, and seminary students.
Do you pick up and deliver?
If you are in the Oakwood/Danville, Illinois area, we would be happy to pick up tapes/CDs/DVDs you would like transcribed on a weekly basis. Call us today: (217)516-8414