Transcription Services

Such Prima Vista’s service as the transcription is transcribing audio or video recordings of various conferences, presentations and other business events, converting them into convenient text format. It is a time-consuming procedure, so to do this, a whole team of qualified professionals extensively experienced in this field is involved.


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Audio recordings are transcribed into text from any media. These may include memory cards, CDs or DVDs. We do not place limitations on file formats at all. You can submit a record in wma, mp3, avi, wav, wmv, amr, act. All the operations required are performed manually. We use special transcription software, but it is just a support tool necessary to solve complex problems.

Elena Leukhina
Head of the Project Management Department

Our translators are the best!

We use a complex and efficient editing/proofreading system. Along with professional editors we also engage subject field specialists, who help us produce a readable text with correct up-to date terminology.

Transcription problems which may affect the services cost

The transcription cost includes the following services:

  • conversion of audio recordings into text format;
  • proofreading of the resulting text which includes removal of unnecessary information, correct spelling of special terms and names, semantic correction;
  • setting time code indicating the time period of a speech.

The service cost can significantly be increased if you need to transcript a complex audio or video recording that:

  • contains strong noises and interferences preventing from making out speakers' speech;
  • includes speeches of the participants with unclear diction, obvious speech defects, who use many fillers which should be removed after transcription;
  • includes speeches with a lot of technical terms and proper names. All of them are subject to compulsory check after the transcription, which takes much longer.

Areas of Expertise

Why are we so good at providing Russian language services? Because we are Russian.


    Telephone Interpreting

    Telephone interpreting is one of the interpretation services provided by Prima Vista. Today, this service is in fairly good demand since high-tech solutions, radically new data transfer rates allow to deal with a variety of subjects on phone.


    Literal translation

    Prima Vista is ready to provide you with a prompt literal translation of any texts at basic rates in any time.


    Simultaneous Interpretation

    Simultaneous interpretation requires strict compliance with two important conditions. Firstly, a highly qualified professional, and secondly, up-to-date equipment. Prima Vista fully complies with these requirements.


    Private correspondence and documents

    Development of the Internet and social networks made communication with foreigners quite a usual thing.


    Certified translation of documents

    If you leave your country to study or work abroad, you are to go through legalization of passport, diploma, marriage certificate and other documents. One of its main stages is a certified translation of documents.


    Business correspondence

    Cooperation with international partners, foreign companies' access to the domestic market have long become quite a commonplace.

Transcription of audio and video recordings with translation into the Russian and other languages

In Prima Vista you can order transcription of absolutely any audio and video recordings. Including those to be translated from English into Russian and other languages after the transcription. This service will be a bit more expensive, but you have a fully translated text including correct spelling of place names and other proper names, national specifics of a particular country, any specific requirements.

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Prices and rates: translating and interpreting from Russian and English

Being a part of a highly competitive and growing market for more than 15 years we have learned to efficiently balance between high quality of the provided services and reasonable pricing. Flexible rates system and extensive pool of translators allow us to offer fine and tailored solutions for each corporate customer.

The rates for the most demanded language pair is English<>Russian range from 0.035 to 0.08 euro per word.

Translation from English to Russian Translation from Russian to English Interpretation English - Russian
0.035-0.08 euro per word 0.04-0.10 euro per word from 30 euro per hour*

* for locations inside Russia.

The full list of the serviced languages and rates is available upon request.


Questions about transcreation services


Why should I order a professional translation, if today browsers provide an automatic translation option?


Machine-assisted translation built into browsers algorithms shall never ensure quality equal to that a human can deliver. Besides, such translations do not support flash or images used everywhere on the Internet. Finally, a website is your company's representative on the Internet used by many potential partners and customers to evaluate the company. Ensuring your website is as convenient for each of them as possible is an essential condition for your own comfort and benefit.

How quickly can you translate documents?


We can translate small documents within a working day. Extra urgent orders – within 1-2 hours.

What is a custom standard page?


A custom standard page is a conventional unit used to measure the amount of text for translations. One custom standard page contains 1,800 printed characters. The printed characters are all visible items (letters, punctuation marks, digits, etc.) and spaces between words. For example, one standard page contains 30 lines with 60 characters in each line.

How can I calculate translation cost on my own?


Usually translation agencies apply special-purpose software to count the number of characters contained in text, for example PractiCount. But if you have only few files, you can count the amount of the text on your own. To do this, you need determine the number of characters contained in the source text, and then to calculate the number of custom standard pages. Then multiply the number of standard pages by an appropriate translation rate. To find our translation rates go to the Prices at our website. One standard page contains 1,800 text characters including spaces. You can determine the number of text characters by using Microsoft Word. If you have Word 2003 installed, go to the Service menu, then open the Statistics tab. If you have Word 2007 installed, go to Review tab, then click the ABC (123) icon.

Please note that the rates indicated in the price list are for translation of general subject texts only. The rates may be increased for translation of highly specialized texts, higher complexity texts or for urgent translation. If you are not sure about whether your calculation is right, please send us your source material via e-mail and our managers will quickly tell you the exact translation cost.