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 is a Chief Interim Data Scientist via his Mor Consulting. Sign-up for Data Science tutorials in London and to hear about his data science thoughts and jobs. He lives in London, is walked by his high energy Springer Spaniel and is a consumer of fine coffees.