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Pioneer Transcription Services offers oral history transcription
services to oral historians at universities, government entities,
corporations and even to private parties.
Many universities have an actual oral history or sociology department where they conduct interviews with a specific focus in mind, usually something unique to their region or their school.
Cities, states and the U.S. government conduct oral history interviews on many different topics. They may want to record the history of ethnic populations to a certain region, or a specific event in the region's history whose eyewitnesses are still alive and able to give a detailed account of what they remember.
We are also seeing a trend in companies, clubs and organizations conducting oral history projects. Usually these are done to commemorate a milestone year in an organization's history, such as a 10-year, 20-year or 50-year anniversary. Members or employees from the inception of the organization will be interviewed to record their memories of the early days and how the company or club was formed, along with memories they have from that time.
Many families are also realizing the value of recording memories of the
various family members. Conducting these interviews gives people new
insight into where they come from and who their other family members
Conducting these family interviews is not that difficult. If you don't already have a digital recorder, invest in one. They are a great digital media that can be shared and stored on the computer.
There are several websites that have some oral history questions. Give a copy of the questions you plan to ask to the interviewee several days before the actual interview so that they may have a little time to think about their answers ahead of time. And don't forget to follow our recording tips.
If there is history, there is very often a desire to record that history. And, of course, a written transcript of that recording is always an added bonus. If you decide you would like to have a written transcript of your oral history project, Pioneer Transcription Services would love to have the opportunity to offer you our oral history transcription services. We take great care in transcribing an accurate record of what was said during your interviews.
Our pricing for oral history transcription services is $1.50 per audio minute for standard turnaround time (five to seven days) or $1.67 per audio minute for 24-hour turnaround. We find our clients appreciate this pricing structure as they know exactly how much they are going to pay before they even submit the job for transcription.
If you would like more information, please call or e-mail and we would be happy to discuss your project with you.
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