Transcription Services

If you have a need for a sermon or another audio/video to be transcribed, you’ve come to the right place. I work with both audio and video files.

Why choose Reformed Editorial Services?

Don’t be fooled by bargain basement transcription services—sure, they’re cheap, but are they accurate? Will they handle the Word of God correctly? Will they care about the end result? Do they check all references? Ask them if they own Hudson’s Christian Writer’s Manual of Style or even Muller’s Dictionary of Latin and Greek Theological Terms. (I do.) You can be assured that I care about every project that comes in. It’s also why I’m choosy about my clients—I do not transcribe heresy or false teaching, even if that means turning away business. 

I know that most if not all of my clients typically preach 45- to 60-minute sermons, and that can be a large chunk of a church’s budget. So I have adjusted my prices accordingly. I want to be a blessing to your ministry.

If you’re still not sure if (or why) you should have your sermons transcribed, read my article “Eight Commonsense Reasons Your Sermons Should Be Transcribed.”

Standard Transcripts

Formatting

Your completed transcript will be delivered as both a Word and PDF file in 4 business days (unless you order rush service) and will include a header and page numbering. If you will be a regular customer, we can work together to create a unique format for you—add your ministry’s or church’s logo, change the font, switch the header and/or footer style. I want you to be pleased with the end result. See an example here

Editing and Proofing

My editing and proofing process is very thorough, and I guarantee a 99.9% accuracy rate, trying to do my work as unto the Lord. If necessary, I will make slight edits to correct grammar (adhering to The Chicago Manual of Style and The Christian Writer’s Manual of Style) and minimally rework sentence structure so it is clear to the reader. Um‘s and uh‘s are removed as well as false starts. I also check all Scripture references and other quotes.

Rate: $1.25 per audio minute NEW! Lower price!

My rates are by the audio minute. Audio minutes are rounded up to the next minute.

Turnaround Time: 4 business days 
24-hour service: Add $1.00 per audio minute

Orders placed on weekends and holidays will be processed the next business day. 

Budget Transcripts

Budget transcripts are for those who are interested in just the text from the sermon. This format is plain, with no headers, footers, or logos or special formatting. Usually, this type of transcript is for the pastor who just wants the text of his sermon for the start of a manuscript, journal or magazine article, or blog post. I do not check Scripture or other references from the sermon. However, if you are going to post the transcript to your website or distribute it to others, then I highly recommend the Standard Transcript service. 

Rate: $1.00 per audio minute

Turnaround Time: 7 business days

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