Service for Students and PhD Students

Do you need an audio transcription of interviews for your scientific research? Or professional proofreading or editing of the same? No problem, just get in touch with us!

As a registered student, you will receive a 10% student discount at MSS Cape Town. If you recommend us to a fellow student, you will receive a voucher for 50 EUR for your next order.

Professional Transcription of Interviews for your Scientific Paper

We are your partner for both well-planned interview transcriptions, as well as for the unplanned "transcription emergency".

Case study 1 - Planned:

You are planning, for instance, 50 one-on-one interviews for your Master's thesis or PhD dissertation, each 60 to 90 minutes long. The interview sessions are to take place over the coming months and the transcripts are also to be transcribed successively. You would like to receive the transcripts in batches, e.g. two to three interview files every two to three days.

Case study 2 – Ad-hoc:

For your Master's thesis or PhD dissertation, you do have many hours of interviews on tape? Perhaps you have already started transcribing the interview recordings yourself. Your deadline for your research paper is creeping up on you, and you seem to be getting nowhere with the transcriptions? Then please contact us quickly and we will transcribe your interviews and other audio files for you - ad-hoc, express and uncomplicated. We can transcribe extra swiftly - according to your budget and time expectations.

Which services we offer and what options are available to you:

  • We deliver a Word document or, if required, an RTF document according to your specifications
  • We deliver the transcribed interview files individually as they are completed, in batches or all transcripts together - as your schedule requires
  • Requests such as smoothing the spoken word in two stages: 1) no stuttering, no verbal errors or filler words or 2) smoothing into good written German, English, French, Spanish, ... , can be implemented
  • The recording of time marks, for example per page, on speaker changes, every 5 or every 3 minutes and on any unclear or uncertain words or phrases.
  • You determine the level of detail of the transcription: transcribing background noises, pauses for thought, laughter and other non-linguistic actions; we are familiar with transcription systems such as Kuckartz, Dresing & Pehl, GAT.
  • We will take your word template, term list or other specialist terminology into account.
  • Depending on the duration of the project, you will receive an invoice either on completion of the order or monthly in arrears for the interview transcriptions actually delivered in the respective month.
  • We are committed to the EU GDPR; your data will be kept strictly confidential, we sign an individual confidentiality agreement
  • Secure file transfer via SFTP server or a transfer method of your choice
  • Student rates and referral discount

Send us an email or just call! We’ll talk the project through with you and send you a free quotation.

Editing and Proofreading of your Scientific Paper

Leave the fine-tuning to us, and focus all your efforts on your research.

Not sure whether errors have crept into your thesis? Punctuation and spelling are not among your best talents? You love using clichés? You just can't think straight anymore or don't have time to proofread your scientific paper yourself? No problem. We will take over the proofreading of your scientific paper – both editing and proofreading, and naturally in languages other than English, for instance German, Spanish, French, too.

Here are the areas where we support our students and doctoral students:

Our transcription and translation agency has access to linguists from diverse areas of expertise – for instance economics, M&A, medicine, and law – and our editors are native speakers of many different languages! We will help you to perfect your paper – in an uncomplicated way and at a reasonable price. Therefore, your scientific paper is in good hands, and the success of what may be the most important paper of your life, is guaranteed.

Send us an email or just call! We’ll talk the project through with you and send you a free quotation.

Student enquiries – products and prices

  • English to German or German to English from 0.11 euro per word
  • Other language combinations from 0.13 euro per word
  • For translations in specialised fields, separate prices apply (please see our Areas of Expertise)

All prices include proofreading and quality control. Students get a discount of 10%.

Interview transcription (two to three participants): 1.49 euro per audio minute

  • Interview protocol: 1.29 euro per audio minute
  • Group discussion transcription (five to eight participants): 1.69 euro per audio minute
  • Group discussion protocol: 1.39 euro per audio minute
  • Dictation: 1.19 euro per audio minute

Separate prices apply for transcriptions in other languages and specialised fields. Students get a discount of 10%.

Shortened (protocol style)

  • German to English and English to German from 2.95 euro per audio minute
  • Other language combinations from 3.59 euro per audio minute

Detailed (word-for-word)

  • German to English and English to German from 4.95 euro per audio minute
  • Other language combinations from 5.49 euro per audio minute

Students get a discount of 10%.

  • Basic detailed transcription from 1.79 euro per audio minute (level of detail in line with Simplified Dresing & Pehl Transcription System)
  • For the inclusion of further aspects (including mood/atmosphere and other non-verbal input), an additional surcharge, starting at 0.25 euro per minute, will be charged. Your specific requirements regarding the transcription guidelines apply
  • Very detailed transcription from 3.59 euro per audio minute (level of detail in line with GAT Basic Transcription)

Specific prices for detailed transcriptions upon request, after receipt of audio sample.

Prices for transcriptions include a quality check by our quality management team.

Prices are for transcripts of easily understandable audio files with consistently good sound quality and normal speaking speed. Prices are subject to our capacities, jargon, dialect and language combinations. Students get a discount of 10%.

Check for spelling, punctuation, grammar and hyphenation.

  • German and English from 0.015 euro per word
  • Other languages from 0.019 euro per word

Students get a discount of 10%.

Check for spelling, punctuation, grammar, sentence structure and syntax. Acceptable quality of original text is a prerequisite for acceptance of your order.

  • German and English from 0.02 euro per word
  • Other languages from 0.024 euro per word

Students get a discount of 10%.

All translation and transcription prices include proofreading and quality control. Possible surcharges for jargon, express delivery and language combinations apply to all products. A minimum price of 50.00 euro will be charged for assignments with small volumes.

 

Effective 1st October 2021

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