7 May 2009 - 10:08Transcribing a podcast via eLance
A user had asked if a written transcript would be available, knowing that not everyone likes listening to 45 minutes of discussion I figured a transcript would be a smart idea (and letting Google read the text couldn’t hurt too).
I returned to eLance as I had no way of judging whether the transcript companies advertising in Google were any good. I posted a job description with a 2 week limit and received 34 proposals with an average bid of $61USD. The majority of the bids were from the US rather than the Far East, compared to my previous use of eLance.
Sharon (nctranscription) offered a bid of $50USD for the 45 minute podcast (I added the second 9 minute podcast into the job later). She had a couple of questions and returned the finished transcript almost overnight. I’m very happy with her work, you can see both the transcripts in the blog entries: Startup-Success Screencasting, How to Start Screencasting.
Ian applies Data Science as an AI/Data Scientist for companies in ModelInsight, sign-up for Data Science tutorials in London. Historically Ian ran Mor Consulting. He also founded the image and text annotation API Annotate.io, co-authored SocialTies, programs Python, authored The Screencasting Handbook, lives in London and is a consumer of fine coffees.