Transcription of dictation. 3 hours duration, single speaker. MP3 audio file (compressed to 11kHz 8kBits/sec for clear speech rendition) generated by single unaccented American English speaker with headset mic for very clear recording. Recording will be transmitted as 3 MP3 files, each about 7-8 Megabytes. Topic is legal information. The result will be an instructional publication for teaching ordinary business people, not specialists. It includes only a little bit of specialized vocabulary that is clearly explained as it goes along. The topic will be about as difficult, interesting and understandable as a "...For Dummies" book on a particular legal speciality. A 6-minute sample of the recording is attached as an example of the quality and content of the recording. Bidders have the option of transcribing all or a representative part of the sample for evaluation, although this is not required.
1) MS Word file of entire 3-hour recording.
2) Very minor editing to correct obvious speaker errors (for example delete "um", "uh"). Insert paragraphs at apparently logical locations. Eliminate obvious informalities (for example "gonna" becomes "going to.") Anything unintelligible to be flagged for the editor. The end product will be edited further by the speaker to be published as a book. Grammar and usage correction is not required.
4) Occasionally (every 2-5 minutes, at topic changes) insert time codes indicating the approximate time in the recording at that point in the transcript. 3) All deliverables will be considered "work made for hire" under U.S. Copyright law. Buyer will receive exclusive and complete copyrights to all work purchased. (No GPL, GNU, 3rd party components, etc. unless all copyright ramifications are explained AND AGREED TO by the buyer on the site per the coder's Seller Legal Agreement).
MS Word ".doc" file.