Audio To Text Transcription Service

Transferring an audio file to text, or using an audio to text transcription service, is the process whereby something that is in a recorded format – a digital recording, YouTube, cassette tape, video, podcasts, webinar, CD, DVD – is converted to text format, whether that be handwritten or typed into an electronic Word document, a PDF, an Excel spreadsheet.


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    Sharon Lanteri
    Archives Librarian, Sacred Heart College Kyneton

    Amazing Way With Words are amazing. Used them for my MSc transcriptions. Fast and efficient! 100% recommend!

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    Penelope Denny
    Writer, Individual

    Recommended! Very happy with how this all ran, with every file returned within the required turnaround time. Recommended.

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    Gary Prins
    Owner, 4sight
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    Denise Beaumont
    Marketer, Individual

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    Phil Back
    Research Associate, Imperial College London

    Ahead of Schedule! Excellent. Delivered weekend transcription ahead of schedule.

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    David Hindley
    Editorial Assistant, Financial Times
  • Well Done Many thanks for that, it was really well done.

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    Principal, St. Pius X BNS

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    Interpreter, SA Parliament

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    Alice Bryant
    Programme Coordinator, CLIC Sargent
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    Mark Lindsell
    Managing Director, Crime Watch SA

    Really Happy Thanks for sending all those completed transcripts through – we’ve been really happy with the quality of the transcription.

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    Research Assistant, Monash University

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    Peter Weller
    Data Researcher
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    Engineer, Individual

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    Alex Reinprecht
    President, Zone Media

    Good Transcripts Converted all my video recordings and sent back really good transcripts.

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    Emma woods
    Lecturer
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    Karen Baldwin
    Researcher

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    Diederik van den Berg
    Marketing EMEA, IDEXX BioAnalytics

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    Michelle Hall
    Research Fellow, University of Western Australia
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    Jean Nichols
    Admin Assistant, Health Institute

    Surprisingly Good Thank you for the service, by the way, it was excellent.

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    Gavin Knight
    Principal Lecturer, Portsmouth University

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    Jessica Stone
    Senior Business Analyst, Compassion

Key Benefits

First of all, it’s a great way to disseminate information. While people certainly do enjoy watching and listening to videos, accessing such files can be more complicated and people can be hindered by not always having the right technology or being in a situation to watch and listen. Having transcripts, though, allows for both reading them in .doc or PDF formats, as well as reading them in a printed version.

Suppose you’re holding a meeting or a conference, but some people aren’t able to attend. That means that they will miss out on all the content of the discussion unless they manage to get hold of the notes. This is why transcripts are useful: the only thing you have to do is to get a transcript of the recording using meeting transcription or conference transcription services and then just send it to whoever missed the event.

Or perhaps attendees at your meeting or event spend their time scribbling notes, trying to take down as much information as possible. If instead, you record the meeting and then have the audio transcribed, you can share the discussion with everyone!

When writing a dissertation or doing a research it might be difficult to track the information from an audio file. This makes listening through hours of recordings difficult to find a pertinent comment. So, transcribing audio to text is not only a good way to store data, it also allows you to search documents for keywords. You can then copy and paste selections from the transcript right into another document. In addition, not doing it yourself by outsourcing to one of many fast transcription services out there, also saves you time.

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Way With Words’ standard audio to text transcription service is calculated on a per audio or video minute rate. Pricing depends on the turnaround time chosen and the add-on options selected. The longer the turnaround and the fewer the add-ons selected, the lower the price. Use our calculator below to get started ↴


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Additional Services

Our captioning rates are also calculated per video minute, while our custom audio to text solution pricing is negotiable – depending on your required volume and conditions of service.


8 STEPS TO CHOOSING A TRANSCRIPTION SERVICE PROVIDER

Audio Converter History

Where this used to be done predominantly by “secretaries” sitting near the desk of the boss, using their dictaphone, putting on the headphones and letting the fingers fly, slowly but surely these on-site secretaries have been overtaken by virtual typing and secretarial services as audio files could be emailed or uploaded and the ‘text’ emailed back.

Then came transcription businesses – transcription service providers who began to dominate the landscape. These little ‘businesses’ for dictation typing, which generally consisted of four or five women in a small room, receiving audio files and typing them quickly into text – essentially audio transcribing.

But from here, the transcription ‘industry’ arose, with pioneering companies such as Way With Words expanding across the globe – both in terms of clients and transcribers. There is no longer a need for typists to sit together in a room to change the audio to text; transcribers can download audio and upload Word documents from pretty much anywhere in the world. This is the way many audio to text transcription service companies work today.

Audio To Text Transcription Technology?

In the meantime, developers have been working on software that will convert audio to text accurately and for all languages. But because of the thousands of accents and dialects are spoken worldwide, to the nearly uncountable number of differences in the way people speak – speed of speech, enunciation, pronunciation, slurring of speech, swallowing of vowels – the accuracy levels of transcription software is still challenged in 2020.

Human transcription, using trained and experienced human transcribers with an excellent command of language, sharp hearing, and a thorough knowledge of various subjects still remains the priority choice when it comes to ensuring accurate transcripts.