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About Us

Welcome to SermonScribe!

I'm Ginger Schell, the owner of SermonScribe (formerly Digital Sermon Transcription). We specialize in converting audio sermons into text format for Christian speakers, pastors, church leaders, authors, and publishers at a competitive rate. We're dedicated to prompt service, exceptional accuracy, and we do our best to understand and meet your particular transcription needs. 

The SermonScribe Story

In 2006, I attended what is considered to be one of the best medical transcription schools in the country...Andrews School of Medical Transcription. Although I was a good medical transcriptionist, I didn't like it. One Sunday, when I was sitting in church, listening to the sermon, I thought, "I wish I could transcribe what he's saying." I came home and began researching whether or not there was a need for sermon transcription.

I quickly discovered pastors and pastors' assistants are thrilled to have one less thing on their plate of things to do. Most of them don't know much about transcription and are relieved to have the help. Most people underestimate the amount of time it takes. It takes us about four hours to transcribe, format, and proofread a 40-minute sermon...and that's with the proper equipment, such as a foot pedal and shorthand software.

Once I knew many churches wanted and needed this kind of service, I started looking for a job. Most of the transcription companies I spoke with offered sermon transcription, but it was mixed in with many other types of transcription, and I was determined to specialize. So...I decided to go into business for myself. It has been one of the most satisfying decisions I've ever made. 

Subcontracting

I have around 15 great people who work for me, including a youth pastor and a pastor's wife, but in order to ensure consistency, every transcript is personally reviewed by me. The way I see it, the transcriptionists/proofreaders work for me, and I work for you. All of the people who work for me work from home and are U.S. citizens. SermonScribe is one of the few transcription companies that doesn't outsource work to India or the Philippines.

How Can I Help You?

Sermon transcripts can be a vital part of your ministry. If you need any help getting started or have any questions, please feel free to contact me directly.

Ginger Schell
Owner, SermonScribe

gschell@sermonscribe.com

(217) 516-8414

 

"Let my heart be broken with the things that break God's heart." ~ Bob Pierce, World Vision founder