Basic Audio


Simple audio in a common format

Medical or Legal Audio


Medical or legal content

Time Code


Time code once per minute

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    If you’ve conducted a web conference/podcast/webinar and there was a presentation/manual/slides, getting us a copy of the latter can be very helpful and appreciated.


    This estimated cost does not reflect the final cost of the project. Please use this tool to get a ballpark figure of what a project may cost. You will receive an invoice with the accurate cost of the project which takes into account any additional charges, tax, and other fees.


    Doctoral students: 10% off each file, after first two introductory files.

    Non-doctoral students: 5% off each file, after introductory files.

    Poor Audio

    Poor audio quality may require an extra fee, ranging from $15 to $45, depending on length of audio.

    Rush Fees

    Rush fees to expedite your job requires a discussion of your needs on a case-by-case basis. These also range from $15 to $45, depending on length of audio.

    Rerecording audio

    If The Purple Shark receives a link to an audio or video file that it cannot download, the audio will need to be recorded again so that it can be transcribed. Providing a downloadable file will avoid this extra fee.

    Time Code

    The time code frequency used in the estimation tool is once per minute at a rate of $2.75 / minute. Other frequencies such as once every 20 or 30 seconds are also common and rates may vary. Please contact us to get an accurate quote.

    Video and Audio

    Transcription of audio with accompanying video is available for a rate of $3.50 / minute.

    Fine Print

    The Purple Shark reserves the right to refuse service or discounts at its discretion.