Transforming talk into text

"Lisa is lightning fast, accurate, and a pleasure to deal with."

—Lee Koromvokis, Producer, PBS NewsHour



SERVICES



Nuzzo Transcription converts your digital content—audio or video—into written form.

Nuzzo Transcription specializes in digital transcription of audio and video, with an emphasis on news broadcasts and interviews, academic interviews, and legal depositions. We are also experienced in business and marketing transcription. A trusted professional partner, we offer the highest degree of accuracy under tight deadlines, while maintaining confidentiality of your sensitive material.

We are proficient in the following areas of transcription:
  • Local and national news coverage
  • Academic
  • Business
  • Documentaries
  • Legal depositions
  • Interviews
  • Conferences and events
  • Focus groups
  • Grant proposals
  • Phone conversations
  • Oral and family histories
  • Ongoing or long term projects




"Lisa Nuzzo is the 'go-to' transcriber for all your transcription needs. She's quick and efficient and knowledgable of all the different audio formats."

—Jamie Ceaser, Executive Producer, Ceaser Salad Productions






RATES



  • Standard
  • (3-5 bus. days)
  • 1 Speaker - $1.50/min.
  • 2 Speakers - $1.75/min.
  • 3 Speakers - $2.00/min.
  • 4 Speakers - $2.25/min.
  • 5+ Speakers - $2.50/min.
  • Rush
  • (2 bus. days)
  • 1 Speaker - $2.25/min.
  • 2 Speakers - $2.50/min.
  • 3 Speakers - $2.75/min.
  • 4 Speakers - $3.00/min.
  • 5+ Speakers - $3.25/min.
  • 24-Hour*
  • (Submit by 5pm CST)
  • 1 Speaker - $2.75/min.
  • 2 Speakers - $3.00/min.
  • 3 Speakers - $3.25/min.
  • 4 Speakers - $3.50/min.
  • 5+ Speakers - $3.75/min.
  • Same Day*
  • (Submit by 12pm CST)
  • 1 Speaker - $3.00/min.
  • 2 Speakers - $3.25/min.
  • 3 Speakers - $3.50/min.
  • 4 Speakers - $3.75/min.
  • 5+ Speakers - $4.00/min.


Additional Charges

  • Time Code $0.25/min.
  • Background Noise $0.25/min.
  • Verbatim $0.25/min.
  • Technical Terminology $0.25/min.
  • Light Accent $0.25/min.
  • Strong Accent $0.50/min.
  • Heavy Background Noise $0.50/min.

Process

  1. Use our contact form to inquire about pricing, availability and format for your project.
  2. Send files via Dropbox, Hightail, or another agreed upon method.
  3. Receive completed transcripts in Word document form via email or method of choice.
  4. Invoice will be emailed, and payment terms are 30 days.

    * Dependent on our availability and the quality of your audio. 24-hour work submitted by 5:00 pm CST will be completed by 5:00 pm CST the next business day. Same-day work submitted by 12:00 pm CST will be completed by midnight.

 





ABOUT


Lisa Martinez-Nuzzo

Lisa is an independent contractor with 15 years of transcription experience. She specializes in local and national news broadcasts, under stringent deadlines and often requiring additional research to assure accurate terminology. Lisa's qualifications also include research-based and academic transcription.

A trusted professional, Lisa receives the majority of her business from referrals by satisfied clients, from high-profile journalists and producers to graduate students. She applies the highest level of personal service and attention to detail for every project.

Lisa is based in the United States, so her clients always have direct access to the person transcribing their work. A native English speaker, Lisa has a command of American accents, idiomatic expressions and colloquialisms. She also is familiar with academic and medical jargon.

Security and confidentiality of your information is of the utmost importance. Lisa is experienced in handling sensitive material and does not outsource work to third parties. Confidentiality agreements can be provided upon request.




"Lisa does an excellent job. She delivers complete and accurate transcriptions and turns them around very quickly."


—Diane Lincoln, Producer, PBS NewsHour

PAST WORK




Book Interviews

Interviews for a biography of a former Illinois governor by award-winning journalist Elizabeth Brackett.


Newscasts

Nightly newscast interviews for the PBS programs Chicago Tonight and The Newshour on WTTW.


Academic Research

Interviews for grant proposals and doctoral candidates' dissertation interviews at the University of Illinois at Chicago.




Additional Projects

  • Court Theater, the University of Chicago; promotional interviews with cast, director, and crew
  • Emmy- and Gracie-award winning producer Jamie Ceasar, Ceasar Salad Productions; interviews for interactive advertising videos, industrials, and broadcasts for local and national television
  • Bestselling author and former CNN Medical Correspondent Jean Carper; interviews for documentary on Alzheimer's


FAQ


What types of transcription does Lisa offer?

  • Local and national news coverage
  • Academic
  • Business
  • Documentaries
  • Legal depositions
  • Interviews
  • Conferences and events
  • Focus groups
  • Grant proposals
  • Phone conversations
  • Oral and family histories
  • Ongoing or long term projects

What type of files can be transcribed?

MP3, WAV, WMA, AIFF, CD, and DVD are all acceptable formats. Fill out our contact form if you have a different format.

How do I get started?

Fill out our contact form to inquire about pricing, availability and format for your project.

How do I send my files?

Email via Dropbox or yousendit. You will receive completed transcripts in Word document form via email or method of choice.

How do I pay for the service?

An invoice will be sent upon completion of project. Payment terms are net 30 days.

What is your confidentiality policy?

Security and confidentiality of your information is of the utmost importance. We are experienced in handling sensitive material and do not outsource work to third parties. A confidentiality agreement can be provided upon request.

What do you mean by difficult audio?

Difficult audio is anything that occurs throughout the recording that may increase the transcription time. For example, excessive background noise, talking over, poor recording quality, mumbling or unclear speech, thick accents, (foreign or domestic), heavy industry specific terminology.

When will you let me know if my audio is difficult to transcribe?

Before starting your project, we can discuss any issues that may arise in the recording. If the audio quality is poor, you will be notified immediately.

What is 4-pass quality?

If a portion of the audio cannot be heard the first time, 3 additional passes (listens) will be given before determining that it is “inaudible”. While other companies only give 2 passes, we feel 4 gives us a much higher accuracy rate, providing you with the most clear, complete transcript possible.

What is tracking of speakers?

Tracking means the identification of speakers. Each speaker is identified using their first and last initial if available, Q and A if that is your preference or “R” for respondent for purposes of anonymity.

What does verbatim mean?

With verbatim transcription, every word and um is included, even it is repeated three times. This method is preferred when clients refer to transcripts for sound bites.

What is edited for content?

Um, uhs and repeated words are not transcribed.

 

"Ms. Nuzzo [has] had to contend with recordings with a high level of background noise, wind noise, traffic noise, and a wide variety of voices and voice levels, some with difficult accents; yet she always produced complete and accurate transcripts."


—Elizabeth Brackett, Correspondent, WTTW Chicago Tonight and PBS NewsHour




TESTIMONIALS



Jamie Ceaser, Executive Producer, Ceaser Salad Productions:

Lisa Nuzzo is the "go-to" transcriber for all your transcription needs. She's quick and efficient and knowledgable of all the different audio formats.

We've worked together on many projects--from interactive advertising videos to industrials to broadcasts for both national and local television and Lisa's high standards and dedication are always present.

She'll work all night or all weekend to complete a project. I highly recommend her!


Lee Koromvokis, Producer, PBS NewsHour:

Lisa is lightning fast, accurate, and a pleasure to deal with. Plus her prices are well within our modest PBS budget. How did we ever get along without her?!


Diane Lincoln, Producer, PBS NewsHour:

Lisa does an excellent job. She delivers complete and accurate transcriptions and turns them around very quickly.


Elizabeth Brackett, Correspondent, WTTW Chicago Tonight and PBS NewsHour:

Lisa Nuzzo has done excellent transcription work for me for 15 years. Ms. Nuzzo's ability to produce fast, accurate transcripts has made her an extremely valuable member of our news gathering team.

Ms. Nuzzo [has] had to contend with recordings with a high level of background noise, wind noise, traffic noise, and a wide variety of voices and voice levels , some with difficult accents; yet she always produced complete and accurate transcripts.

Since I cover a wide variety of stories, from politics to medicine to science to urban issues, the vocabulary for each topic can vary widely. This has never been a problem for Ms. Nuzzo, who had no trouble understanding and transcribing interviews from a wide range of topics.

I have been very impressed with [Ms. Nuzzo's] work, and her work ethic, and would highly recommend her.







CONTACT

Nuzzo Transcription Service

Nuzzo Transcription is based in Chicago, Illinois. For more information, or to ask about a project, fill out our contact form. You will receive a response within 24 hours. Thank you!



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