Transcription Types Overview


Hansa Scribe offers different types of transcription to suit different needs.


The basic transcription service includes the following features:

  • Clean verbatim transcription (the most widely preferred type of transcription, omitting everything like “um”, “er”, false starts, etc.)

  • Speaker labels

  • Thorough proofing and editing

  • Elegant formatting, with title page and/or other details upon request

  • Technical subject matter


It does not include the following:

  • Strict verbatim (rarely requested, includes every utterance and stutter)

  • Background noise, laughter, and other noise indicators

  • Time codes

  • Hard-to-understand or poor-quality audio

Step 1: Pick Your Type


This depends on how quickly you’d like your transcription delivered.  

Step 2: Pick Your Add-Ons

Add-ons are features that do not come included with the above transcription types, but that you can request with any type of transcription.

This depends on how you’ll be using your transcription.

Total Rate per Minute

Writing & Editing

Rate Overview

The prices below vary to account for differences in scope, involvement, and time dedication, and are just an average estimation of what you can expect. 


Your quote will always be made more concrete based on the details of your particular project.

Advertorial Mail Piece or Brochure

Blog Post or Article, Short (up to 500 words)

Blog Post or Article, Long (up to 1200 words)

Business Plan

Copyediting Existing Work

Editorial Management

Email Copy


Resume, Profile, or Bio

Website Copy






$75 per hour

$550 per month

$0.45 per word

$250 per or ask about monthly/yearly packages

$250 - $350

$0.50 per word


Karin Lohwasser, Ph.D.& Tammy Tasker, Ph.D. 


University of Washington College of Education

It was a joy working with Sarah on our project for which she transcribed almost 300 hours of interviews.  We found her very reliable, fast, and accurate - and really easy to communicate with. We hope to work with her again soon.

Ann Alexander, Content Strategist

Hansa is my go-to writing service for SEO content in the field of home healthcare. They deliver exactly what I need and tell a compelling story with on-target keywords. Sarah’s work is excellent -- and she always makes me smile.

Oscar Bucher, Film Producer

Fantastic transcription service! Fast response on all messages, great attention to detail, perfect time-stamps as required, incredibly accurate and fast turn-around. You cannot find better! Thank you, Sarah!