Transcription is the process where the transcriber listens to an audio or a video and types out what they hear in the form of a transcript. Transcripts can include details such as the timing. Any kind of audio data can be transcribed, whether it is in the form of a digital audio file such as MP3 or WAV, or in the form of a video.
Why do I need to hire a transcriber?
A professional transcriber can help you and your business in several ways. The main positive benefit a transcript brings to that it extends your audio format content to a written content form which may be the preferences of some of your content consumers and customers. We often find businesses who transcribe recorded audio and video content to use for blog posts and website articles. Finally, having transcribed content under your podcast or video is a great way for search engine optimisation (“SEO”), enabling people to find your content in search results with more ease.
What do I look for when hiring a transcriber?
A few common questions to ask yourself when looking to hire a transcriber would include: - Ask for their price for audio minutes if it is not specified - Make sure your request can be met within a reasonable timeframe (in general it takes 4 minutes to transcribe 1 minute of audio) - Check whether the transcriber can work with local accents as this can often impact the quality and accuracy of the transcript