Transcription Turnaround – Honesty, Responsibility, and Accountability

When it comes to the professional transcription services arena, Word Wizards is known for maintaining the perfect mix of accuracy, speed, and price. There seems to be a lot of scammers out there these days claiming to be champions of low price, fast turnaround transcription. There’s an old adage to remember, if it seems too good to be true, it probably is.

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Standard Transcription Turnaround

Standard transcription turnaround is a company’s base rate for the cost of a transcription project. Comparable to some of the competition, our rates are on par, if not better when it comes to “standard” turnaround. However, our “standard” turnaround is 48 hours, whereas most of the competition considers standard transcription as between 3 and 5 days.


There seems to be a growing amount of deceptive practices when it comes to turnaround expectations and pricing. Well, that’s what happens when you outsource off shore, you encourage cheating. Many companies advertise 48 hour turnaround for normal projects, but when you read the fine print, there’s an extra day for processing, an extra day for quality control, and an extra day for this or that… Word Wizards always provides straightforward turnaround times and cost estimates for our transcription services.

Priority Rush Transcription Services

Word Wizards specializes in high priority rush transcription and has done so for over 15 years. When deadlines are tight and there’s no room for error, people need someone they trust, someone to be held accountable, and someone who understands how important they are; not just as a client, but as a person. We have heard horror stories from many old clients who chose to explore off shore options for their transcription services and have gotten burned. To make a long story short, how can you hold someone accountable if the company is not based in the U.S.A? The answer, you cant…

Word Wizards proudly offers 24 hour rush transcription turnaround and same day priority rush transcription services. The difference is that we always stand by our work, we are accountable for our quality, and we accept responsibility for our professional reputation, period.


The ONLY I.T.A.R. Compliant Transcription Company

When it comes to a project of a sensitive nature, be it legal, militaristic, classified, or otherwise not intended for unauthorized eyes, who are you going to trust? Now, we are not trying to put down firms who have chosen to enter the transcription industry utilizing offshore labor, in fact we capitalists respect and encourage the process of international competition. However, just ask yourself, when push comes to shove, who are you going to trust with your sensitive media? Unknown, untested, and uncertified offshore options, or the only transcription company in the world (Word Wizards) that fits the qualifications for the U.S. State Department’s stamp of approval.

U.S. State Department - DDTC Logo

Compliance with I.T.A.R. (International Traffic in Arms Regulations) does not come easy. This certification, issued by the U.S. State Department, is generally intended for organizations involved with international arms and military applications. When filing for this certification, we laughed as we checked the “other” category to describe our services, other is located somewhere between nuclear warhead production and experimental particle beam weapon research.

Trust But Verify

What transcription compamny do you trust?

Why would a transcription company choose to get I.T.A.R. compliance? In a global economy, our organization now faces extreme pressure from international competition. One of the stipulations of I.T.A.R. compliance is a strict “on shore” policy for work performed due to the often sensitive military nature of the content of these projects. Well, it appears that our modest U.S.A based transcription company is one of the last of its kind. Yes,  our short term profits may have suffered slightly when the economy tanked and clients explored cheaper, lower quality, offshore transcription options. However, our commitment to providing premium quality transcription services and maintaining a workforce of well paying American jobs has paid off once again.

Why are there no other I.T.A.R. compliant transcription companies, simply because nobody else in the world qualifies.