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I would like to know how long it take a freelance transcriptionist to transcribe 20 hours of audio-video recordings.

Mar 30, 2023 - Posted by EB3 in Transcription

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admin@tdb on 04-13-2023

Transcribing 20 hours of audio-video recordings can take anywhere from 80 to 120 hours of work, but the actual time required depends on several factors such as audio quality, number of speakers, the complexity of the subject matter, typing speed, and experience.

evelina233 on 04-24-2023

Generally, it can take anywhere from 2 to 4 times the length of the audio-video recordings to transcribe them accurately. Assuming an average transcription speed of 1 hour of transcription for every 4 hours of audio-video recordings, it would take a freelance transcriptionist around 80 hours to transcribe 20 hours of audio-video recordings. However, this estimate may vary depending on the factors mentioned above. It's important to note that professional transcription companies like have a team of experienced transcriptionists who work together to ensure quick turnaround times and high-quality transcripts. Therefore, if you're looking to have 20 hours of audio-video recordings transcribed, it may be more efficient and cost-effective to outsource the task to a professional transcription company like instead of hiring a freelance transcriptionist.

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