“ Pros: Very fast turnaround. Reasonable price and a student discount was available. Some of the transcripts were excellent even though my participants spoke Malaysian English, which might not be so familiar to people outside of the region. I was able to request a transcript that included false starts, crosstalk, etc. Timestamps were accurate.
Cons: The quality of the transcriptions was not consistent. I only skimmed most of the transcripts, but I can see that some of them will need editing. I read through two transcripts fully at this point - one was near perfect and the other needed editing. However, I can see from the errors that the transcriptionist was not familiar with Malaysia. It's understandable since this is not a Malaysian company.
I would definitely use this service again. Even with the editing, most of the transcript was accurate and it was a huge timesaver. With more commonly spoken varieties of English, I think the accuracy would not be an issue. ”
Nov 22, 2023