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Transcription Costs

Transcription Costs

Save Money & Time

OutSec has a very clear pricing structure.  The simple fact is we can all speak considerably faster than we type, as demonstrated by these stats: “The average person types between 38 and 40 words per minute” [i]; andgood rate of speech ranges between 140 -160 words per minute” [ii]Pricing is based on the premise that good quality dictation will take approximately 3-4 times its length to transcribe.   So, in other words, by dictating a sound file of one hour you in fact save three hours should you have chosen to type it up!  Obviously, too, though there is a difference between talking and writing but this is also the typist’s job as he/she will also edit and perfect the transcript to ‘read’ properly.  Finally a team leader proof reads the document for accuracy. Prices vary depending on the service you require.

Please also note that  you will be allocated your own dedicated typist so that she/he will become more familiar with your personal style of dictation.  We believe this is essential in providing a first-class transcript.

Simple Charging

Standard Service: £1.20 per minute of dictation (24 hour turnaround)

Priority: £1.50 per minute of dictation (immediate turnaround)

As an example a 15 minute file will take a typist an hour to type and cost you just £18.

The above is relevant to single voice dictation.  If the dictation is multiple voice please email with your specific needs.  For additional information please click here

Estimate the transcription costs of using OutSec.  Click “Get my Quote” button.

In-house versus Outsourcing

Simply click on our Cost Calculator, specifically designed for our client needs, and identify the cost savings that can be achieved by using OutSec.  You may be surprised by the result!  And these savings can result in:

  • more time for staff to concentrate on core aspects of your business
  • lower expenses; savings can be passed on to your customers
  • emergency cover for absent typists, secretaries, admin staff
  • extra capital for investment elsewhere in your business
  • opportunity to expand without needing to take on extra staff
  • a general increase in efficiency
  • more time to focus on other aspects of your business

NB Social Distancing

Where possible, individual desks rather than bench desk systems will allow you to physically separate work spaces to allow for a two-metre space between each one. With bench desks, try to leave an empty workspace between occupied desks, placing staff in a zigzag pattern, so that co-workers are not face-to-face or directly next to each other.

Invoice Terms

Payment terms are 30 days from the date of invoice.  Invoices are emailed to clients on the first Monday of the month.  OutSec reserve the right to charge 8% above the Bank of England base rate on late payment. Payments may be made by bank transfer, credit card or PayPal to OutSec Services Ltd.

Outsource your Typing…  A Smarter Way of Working…

Getting started is easy!

Recommended Viewing: How To Use the OutSec App

    1. Download the OutSec App. This unique App will turn your smartphone into a digital recorder. Alternatively use a digital recorder or audio recording technology.
    2. Open An Account

Quite simply: £18/hour for a typing service by transcriptionists with a minimum of 5 years’ sector experience is excellent value for money.  £18/hour for a pay-as-you-go service that is constant, can meet deadlines whatever the volumes, is exceptional.  £18/hour for a service that allocates you a specific lead and back-up typist who work with you to ensure excellent typing day-on-day provides value at an extraordinary level.

ISO27001 Certification

Can you take a company’s ‘word’ that they comply with regulatory requirements?  Are you happy to accept their word?  The implications of outsourcing and non-compliance with GDPR is a huge risk and in our opinion can lead to serious consequences.  We suggest that anyone reading this website who is considering outsourcing their typing reads the following two articles:

The Importance of ISO27001 Certification.
The Importance of Cyber Security Accreditation.

OutSec are proud of their ISO27001 Certification and Cyber Security Accreditation and can assure all clients that by using our service they are in safe hands.  If you do, however, have further questions please do not hesitate to email Murray Hart, OutSec’s IT Director, on





Clients Include:

Here are just a few of our valued clients:

Translate Media University of Salford Strutt & Parker Allied Surveyors & Valuers Carter Jonas Yorkshire Surveyors Bidwells Innes Associates Gregorys Tesson Consulting Beechlands Accountancy Services Consil Surveying Birley Steels Lightfoot Arnolds Keys Croyland Building Surveyors Ward Howard Chartered Surveyors BP2 Property Feather Smailes Scales Devonshire Partnership Rettie & Co Wright Consulting