FAQ

What kind of work does TypeOlogy do?

We mainly transcribe audio recordings (such as research interviews or podcasts) into text. However, we can do other similar things, such as proofreading text or recording text into audio formats. Contact us at typeology.coop@gmail.com if you are looking for someone to do a job and are not sure whether it falls within what we do.

Who do you do transcription for?

Anyone who wants it! (as long as what you want transcribed is not something we consider unethical.) We can contract with individuals, companies or other organisations (e.g. university departments).

How much do you charge?

See our pricing page.

Why should I have a transcript of my [podcast, lecture, YouTube video, etc.]?

Transcripts are important for accessibility – people who have hearing or auditory processing impairments may not be able to understand an audio or video recording but can access the information in it through a transcript. Transcripts can also be useful for people who have slow internet connections or who would just prefer to read rather than listen. More people will be able to access your talk, discussion, etc. if you have a transcript.

What is a co-operative?

A co-operative is an ethical form of business which is owned and run directly by its members. For more information about co-operatives, see the Co-operatives UK website.

What is your policy on privacy and use of information?

We will keep all information contained in transcripts you send us confidential and won’t share data with anyone not involved in the transcription. If you have a specific confidentiality document for your project that you want us to sign just let us know.

If you have any other questions about us or our work that we have not answered here, please feel free to contact us by emailing typeology.coop@gmail.com.